12 July, 2013
Levetiracetam tablets (250 mg/500 mg/750 mg/1000 mg) are among several prescription medicines being recalled by the UK’s medicines watchdog, the MHRA. The medicines, made at an Indian factory, failed a routine safety check.
The MHRA says there is no evidence of a risk to patient safety but is asking pharmacies to return their stocks as a precaution. If your levetiracetam tablets are made by Wockhardt, you should continue taking them as prescribed by your doctor.
If you have any concerns, speak to your family doctor, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking your levetiracetam tablets. The Wockhardt version of levetiracetam is the only one affected, and it is not widely available in the UK.