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Drug Alert: Amoxicillin Sodium 1g, 250mg and 500mg Powder for Solution for Injection – NOT FOR neonates and infants below one year old

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has just issued a Class 4 Drug Safety Alert for Wockhardt UK Ltd – Amoxicillin Sodium 1g, 250mg and 500mg Powder for Solution for Injection.

Alert details

Drug alert number EL (14)A/09 in connection with the above products was issued on 9 July 2014. In this alert, healthcare professionals treating neonates and infants (below one year old) were asked not to use Wockhardt Amoxicillin Powder for Solution for Injection (all strengths and all batches) in such patients. This was a precautionary measure following receipt of a number of reports of extravasation and injections site reactions.

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