Zovirax Eye Ointment PL Recall [UK]

UK FSA RecallUK/Basildon: Welcome Foundation Limited trading as GlaxoSmithKline UK recalls some Zovirax Eye Ointment PL 0003/0150 (Aciclovir 3%) due to possible metal fragment contamination, a serious health hazard. TSI: http://ht.ly/DX9ZE

Direct link: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-recall-item.cfm?id=310754

Additional information:
The UK Trading Standards Institute (“TSI”) reports the following Eye Ointment are subject to this recall:

  • Zovirax Eye Ointment, batch number: 3L942; expiry date: Oct 2018; package side: 4.5 grams; first distributed: 10 Jan, 2014
  • Zovirax Eye Ointment, batch number: 3M941; expiry date: Jan 2019; package side: 4.5 grams; first distributed: 07 Apr, 2014

According to the TSI, GlaxoSmithKline UK is recalling the above batches of Zovirax Eye Ointment as a precaution because the batches of active pharmaceutical ingredient used in their manufacture were found to contain metal particles which were outside the upper specification limit for particle size.

Individuals using Ointment from either of these batches should stop immediately, go to their physician for instructions and alternatives, and are requested to return the product to the pharmacy.


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