If you have an affected product, no new prescription is required, but speak to your doctor if concerned.
A second alert has been issued by the Medicines and
Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) supporting a precautionary pharmacy
level recall for medicines which have been taken out of the regulated medicines’
supply chain during distribution. This follows an earlier alert of the same
nature at the beginning of July. Once again, one of the products being recalled
is Dovobet Gel, a vitamin d and topical steroid application which is used for
the treatment of psoriasis.
The medicines listed in the alert are believed to be
legitimate, but were taken out of the regulated medicines’ supply chain during
distribution and later re-introduced. This means that the correct transport and
storage conditions cannot be guaranteed during this period and, while unlikely,
could impact their effectiveness.
The medicines are stable at room temperature
and there is no evidence they were tampered with. This means that the risk of
these medicines not being fully effective is greatly reduced or negligible.
As the recall of affected medicines is taking place at
pharmacy level, advice from the MHRA is
for patients to continue using their Dovobet Gel – there is no need to arrange
a new prescription. However, should you have any questions or concerns,
please speak to your GP or healthcare professional.
You can find the full press release from the MHRA here, and
a full list of the affected batches here.