Norfolk alert over painkilling drug

Patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been issued a warning about a painkiller.

Patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been issued a warning about a painkiller.

The UK medicines regulator has issued a warning after the wrong strength of tablets was put into some packets of the painkiller co-codamol.

Some packs in batch LL11701, expiry date of September 2014, which should contain 8mg/500mg strength tablets have higher strength 30mg/500mg tablets.

If patients have received co-codamol with this batch number from the hospital, call 01603 286286 and ask to speak to the pharmacy department.


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