Tesco cough and cold batches recalled by MHRA

Latest

Tesco cough and cold batches recalled by MHRA

In Latest

Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets have been recalled by the UK medicines regulator after the labelling on some batches was found to contain inaccurate information.

The labels on around 78,000 packs from three batches of the product incorrectly said they can be taken by children aged 12 and over, when in fact they are meant to be taken by people aged 16 and over.

Tesco said it had taken the product off its shelves until the labelling information can be updated. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which issued the recall, said the affected batches are 9MW0145, 0CW0054 and 0FW0133. The MHRA urged anyone with one of these batches to stop using it immediately and return it to Tesco for a refund.

“We would like to reassure patients and parents that if you or someone under the age of 16 have used recently these sachets and have suffered no ill-effects there is no cause for concern,” said MHRA chief safety officer Dr Alison Cave.

“If anyone has any questions please speak to your healthcare professional and report any adverse reactions via the Yellow Card scheme.

“This product is specifically branded as Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets and the recall does not affect any other products that share the same product licence number but are distributed by other retail stores.”

Record my learning outcomes

Latest

Inspiring stories related to health, fitness and the pursuit of wellbeing

Share:

Loading...

Recommended Learning

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

Understanding constipation treatments

Discover the key benefits of different types of laxatives, and the right questions to ask customers to ensure you know which to recommend

10 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

Skincare training for pharmacy

Delve into dry skin management and understand how you can make a difference to customers looking for advice, support and product recommendations to help manage their compromised skin.

15 Min Module

Sponsored education

7 steps to tackling children's allergy

Work through this new-style module to increase your confidence in reassuring parents of children with allergies, and know what advice and products to recommend

8 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

Understanding abdominal pain, cramps and IBS

This short video explains the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and how it differs from abdominal cramps to help you recommend a suitable product for your customer’s needs.

3 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

OTC Omeprazole tablets 20mg: an opportunity for pharmacy

This module highlights a new opportunity to treat heartburn and reflux in the pharmacy with Omeprazole 20mg, which is newly available for customers to purchase OTC.

10 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

Managing fever in children

Get to grips with the current guidance on managing fever in children and how antipyretics can help, and discover products you can recommend.

10 Min Module