2care4 has, in cooperation with the Danish Medicines Agency, chosen to withdraw Oxis Turbohaler® with batch no. IA763-3 from Danish pharmacies. The company has chosen to do so because of the risk that packages in this batch may contain turbohalers with the wrong dose relative to the strength stated on the package. Oxis Turbohaler® is used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The Oxis Turbohaler® with 180 doses of 9 microgrammes may contain three Oxis Turbohalers® with the strength 4.5 microgrammes instead of 9 microgrammes. On the package, batch no. IA763-3 is written, and this indicates that it contains the Oxis Turbohaler® with 180 doses of 4.5 microgrammes.
The Danish Medicines Agency therefore encourages patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using the Oxis Turbohaler® with 180 doses of 9 microgrammes to check whether they have any medicine with this batch number. If they do, they should contact a pharmacy as soon as possible to get the medicine substituted for a new package. The substitution is of no cost to patients and does not require a prescription.
For further information, please contact Mette Elstrøm, tel. +45 4488 9391 or e-mail email@example.com.
Danish Medicines Agency, 12 September 2008.