Following the conclusion of a review of post-marketing safety data by the MHRA, all pholcodine-containing medicines are being recalled from pharmacies, and withdrawn from sale in UK pharmacies as a precaution.
Stop supplying the above products immediately. Quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process. This recall applies to all batches currently within shelf-life for the products listed.
Based on advice from the independent advisory body, the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), pholcodine-containing medicines are being withdrawn from UK pharmacies as a precaution. If you are taking a cough medicine (including tablets and syrups), check the packaging, label or Patient Information Leaflet to see if pholcodine is a listed ingredient – if it is, and you have any questions, you can talk to your pharmacist who can suggest a different medicine suitable for you.Click to view full text on MHRA website