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MHRA urges caution over error on Oxycodone packaging

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MHRA urges caution over error on Oxycodone packaging

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have been urged to “exercise caution” when dispensing certain batches of Oxycodone Hydrochloride 10mg/ml Oral Solution after a typographical error was discovered on the rear side of the product's outer packaging. 

Its manufacturer Lucis Pharma Ltd informed the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency about the error on batches 21050004 and 22080005.

The text incorrectly says: “Each 1ml of oxycodone hydrochloride oral solution contains 1mg of oxycodone hydrochloride.” It should read: “Each 1ml of oxycodone hydrochloride oral solution contains 10mg of oxycodone hydrochloride.”

The MHRA said the product is not being recalled because there is “there is no risk to product quality and efficacy” but urged pharmacists to “refer to the correct information stated on the bottle label and in the patient information leaflet inserted in the pack.” The MHRA also said patients do not need to take any action. 

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