Regulatory Update / Advisory; Recall of Targocid 200mg powder for solution for injection/infusion or oral solution in UK

Date:   31st October, 2022

Target Audience: –  

  • Healthcare Professionals- Physicians, Pharmacists, and Nurses.
  • General Public

Problem or Issue: –

Sanofi UK has initiated an urgent recall of two batches of Targocid 200mg powder for solution for injection/infusion or oral solution (Batch Number 0J25D1 and Batch Number 0J25D2). Reason for recall is the out of specifications results obtained for bacterial endotoxins in the retained samples.

However, both of these batches were not imported or marketed in Pakistan by the authorized registration holder company, hence, Pakistan’s market will not be affected by this recall operation.

Nonetheless, DRAP has directed registration holder company to test the retaining samples of other batches which are supplied in Pakistan to ensure that problem is not extended beyond the identified two batches.  

Advice for healthcare professional: –

Healthcare professionals should be aware of the clinical symptoms related to the potential risk to patient health; a high temperature (fever) or low body temperature, chills and shivering, cold, clammy and pale or mottled skin, a fast heartbeat, fast breathing, severe breathlessness, severe muscle pain, feeling dizzy or faint, a change in mental state – such as confusion or disorientation, loss of consciousness, slurred speech, nausea and vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product shall be reported to the National Pharmacovigilance Centre(NPC), DRAP using Adverse Event Reporting Form or online through this link.  Further information on how to report a problem to DRAP is available on this link.

Advice for general public: –

Since, these affected batches have not been imported or supplied in Pakistan by the marketing authorization holder, no recall is initiated for this product in Pakistan. These these batches were supplied and being recalled in the UK market only. However, if any person has carried these affected batches for their personal use they are advised not to consume it, and consult their healthcare provider immediately.