Precautionary Recall- Children’s Blackcurrant Cough Syrup

We are working with Bell Sons and Co( Druggists) Ltd to recall own-brand blackcurrant coughing syrup due to possible mould.

Published 20 June 2018
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

People should check bottles of some own-brand childrenas blackcurrant cough syrup to see if they need a replacement.

A problem with one of the ingredients in these medications has been identified which could cause them to permit mould to grow. There is a low hazard that the mould could make the child unwell or cause a reaction, although to date we are not aware of any cases where this has happened. As a precaution it has been decided to recall affected batches.

Only a small number of batches from 8 different products are being recollected. No other cough syrups are affected.

Dr Sam Atkinson, the Medications and Healthcare products Regulatory Agencyas( MHRA) Director of the Inspection, Enforcement and Standards Division told 😛 TAGEND

Check if you have any of the listed cough syrups and if you do, please donat use them. Take them back to where you bought them from.

The mould is not always visible, so return any of the affected cough syrup bottles, even if it appears okay to employ. aIf your child has recently taken one of these coughing syrups, and, in the unlikely event that they have become unwell or had a reaction, please speak to your GP, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.

Our highest priority is constructing sure the medicines you and your family take are safe. This is why, even though there is a low risk of a reaction, we have asked the company to carry out this recall and why we want people to check their medicine cabinets.

As with any medicine, we are firmly foster anyone to report any suspected side effect to us via our Yellow Card Scheme.

Notes to Editor
Brand and Product Description Batch Number( s) Expiry Date

Asda Childrenas Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour 274 V1, 276 V1, 278 V1, 283 W1 27/09/ 2017, 31/10/ 2017, 02/01/ 2018,19/ 02/2018

Bellas Childrenas Cough Syrup Blackcurrant Flavour 280 V3 04/01/ 2018

Morrisons Childrenas Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75 g/ 5ml Oral Solution 282 W1 30/01/ 2018

Numark Childrenas Dry Cough 0.75 g/ 5 ml Oral Solution 280 V1, 288 W1 04/01/ 2018, 27/04/ 2018

Sainsburyas Childrenas Dry Cough 0.75 g/ 5ml Syrup 275 V1 11/10/ 2017

Superdrug Childrenas Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75 g/ 5 ml Oral Solution 280 V2, 284 W1 04/01/ 2018, 24/03/ 2018

Tesco Childrenas Dry Cough Syrup 277 V1, 278 V2, 281 W1 31/10/ 2017, 02/01/ 2018, 30/01/ 2018

Wilko Tickly Cough 0.75 g/ 5ml Oral Solution 275 V2 11/10/ 2017

MHRA is responsible for governing all medicines and medical devices in the UK. All our work is underpinned by robust and fact-based decisions to ensure that the benefits justify any risks. MHRA is a centre of the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency which also includes the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control( NIBSC) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink( CPRD ). The Agency is an executive agency of the Department of Health.
Link to Yellow Card Scheme

Source: MHRA

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