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Antidiabetic recalled over Portuguese labelling

MHRA: The tablets were "inadvertently" distributed in the UK

Manufacturer Accord is recalling one batch of 30mg pioglitazone tablets, says the MHRA

Manufacturer Accord Healthcare is recalling a batch of antidiabetic pioglitazone that are labelled for the Portuguese market.

The affected batch of 30g tablets was “inadvertently” distributed in the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said yesterday (December 3).

Pharmacists with stock enquiries should contact Elite Pharma on 020 8939 3490, or Accord Healthcare customer services on 020 8901 3507 or 020 8863 1427, the MHRA added.

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Sameed Mahmood, Hospital pharmacist

30g does not exist

Dodo pharmacist, Community pharmacist

There doesn't seem to be any Pioglitazone of any strength available at the moment. I am referring all Pioglitazone patients back to their GP

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Pharmacist / Manager
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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