A class 1 drug alert (FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION) was posted on the MHRA website last week for Co-codamol 8/500 (codeine phosphate 8mg, paracetamol 500mg) containing rogue Co-codamol 30/500 tablets! The brand affected was manufactured by Wockhardt UK Ltd.

Batch No: LL11701.


Excerpts from the MHRA website below:

Dear Healthcare Professional,

Wockhardt UK Ltd

Co-codamol 8/500 tablets (codeine phosphate 8mg, paracetamol 500mg)

containing rogue Co-codamol 30/500 tablets

PL 29831/0045


Batch number Expiry date Pack size First distributed
LL11701 September 2014 32 tablets 30 December 2011

We have received reports of rogue higher-strength Co-codamol 30/500 tablets found in blisters of one batch of the lower strength 8/500 tablets. The defect has been confirmed by analytical testing and examination carried out by Wockhardt UK Ltd.

The different strengths are marked as follows. The 8mg/500mg tablets are marked on one-side only as ‘<AB>’ and are unmarked on the second side. The rogue higher strength tablets are marked on one side as “CCD30″ and marked as “CP” on the second side…..

Visit the MHRA website for more information

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