Warning over painkillers

NHS Bedfordshire is urging residents to check if they have any packets of Nurofen Plus.

The plea follows a product recall from Nurofen manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser (UK).

This followed a Class 1 Drug Alert by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

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Reports were received that the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel XL and Neurontin, which is used to treat epilepsy were found in two batches of Nurofen Plus.

NHS Bedfordshire head of medicines management Andy Cooke said: “As a precautionary measure we are advising people to check their stocks of medicines and return any unexpired Nurofen Plus to their nearest pharmacy for a refund.

“At the same time it is worth checking to see if you have any other medicines which you no longer need or which are out of date, as your local pharmacy will also dispose of these safely for free.

“If anyone is concerned they may have taken a tablet other than Nurofen Plus they should contact their GP.”

For more information on the product recall or the drug alert please visit the MHRA website at www.mhra.gov.uk

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