Vitamin batch recalled due to possible incorrect tablet inclusion
A single batch of Betamin 100 mg vitamin B1 tablets is being recalled by the TGA, in collaboration with manufacturer Sanofi.
The batch is being recalled due to the potential that some bottles of betamin tablets (thiamine hydrochloride 100 mg) may contain at least one Plavix/Iscover (clopidogrel 75 mg) tablet.
The affected batch number is 124E001 with an expiry date of 02/18. Sanofi has advised that this issue does not affect any other batches.
If a clopidogrel tablet is accidentally consumed there is a low risk of increased bleeding and/or other adverse interactions in patients who are already prescribed with clopidogrel or other medicines that affect blood clotting, the TGA is advising.
Sanofi has written to all pharmacies providing further information about this issue, including details of the recall procedure.
Pharmacies should check their stock and quarantine any from batch number 124E001 (expiry 02/18) and follow the recall procedure.
Patients taking Betamin 100 mg tablets should be advised of this issue.
If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, contact Sanofi on 1800 818 806. If you have any questions regarding returning stock or affected batch details call the Sanofi Product Recall Line on 1800 152 416.