Medical safety alert Defect with Epilim/ sodium valproate gastro-resistant tablets – some batches have an odour

(Aventis Pharma Limited and Winthrop Pharmaceuticals UK Limited) The smell associated with some batches is said to be a result of the foil packaging, but patients should continue taking their medicine. (EL (15)A/02)

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Aventis Pharma Limited

Epilim 200mg sastro-resistant Tablets, PL 04425/0302, Sanofi Livery

Batch number Expiry date Pack size First distributed
J601 Aug 2016 1 x 100 23 Oct 2014
J602 Aug 2016 1 x 100 12 Nov 2014
J603 Aug 2016 1 x 100 03 Dec 2014
K1 Jun 2017 1 x 100 29 Dec 2014
K2 Sep 2017 1 x 100 09 Jan 2015
K3 Sep 2017 1 x 100 06 Feb 2015
K7 Sep 2017 1 x 100 05 Jan 2015

Epilim 500mg Gastro-resistant Tablets, PL 04425/0303, Sanofi Livery

Batch number Expiry date Pack size First distributed
J602 Aug 2016 1 x 100 19 Dec 2014
J603 Aug 2016 1 x 100 06 Jan 2015
K1 Jun 2017 1 x 100 22 Jan 2015
K2 Jun 2017 1 x 100 06 Feb 2015

Winthrop Pharmaceuticals UK Limited

Sodium Valproate Zentiva 200mg Gastro-resistant Tablets, PL 17780/0453, Zentiva Livery

Batch number Expiry date Pack size First distributed
K1 Jun 2017 1 x 100 02 Oct 2014

Sodium Valproate Zentiva 500mg Gastro-resistant Tablets, PL 17780/0454, Zentiva Livery

Batch number Expiry date Pack size First distributed
J601 Aug 2016 1 x 100 01 Oct 2014

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Drug alert: Epilim 200/ 500mg gastro-resistant tablets/ sodium valproate zentiva 200mg/500mg – smell with foil packaging

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