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Medicines for patients with Parkinson's, epilepsy and blood clots are being recalled over fears they were wrongly stored and could be 'seriously' ineffective.
People with packs of Clexane, Neupro or Vimpat with a B&S Healthcare logo may be affected by the recall.
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The manufacturer, B&S Healthcare, has warned the drugs were temporarily taken out of the supply chain so may not have been stored properly.
As a result, they may be less effective than they should be and health watchdogs have now asked pharmacists to return them.
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Other medicines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, psoriasis and high cholesterol have also been recalled from pharmacists, not patients.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it's very unlikely that any patients will suffer but the effects 'could be serious'.
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The body, which polices the safety of medicine, said no patients should stop taking their medication without being told to do so by a GP.
'For three particular medicines, whilst the likelihood of their effectiveness being compromised is low (because they are stable legitimate medicines), the consequences of a lack of effectiveness could be serious which is why we are treating them differently,' the MHRA said.
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'If patients have any of these affected products... they should continue taking their medicines and contact their GP practice to arrange a new prescription.
'Once they have a new prescription, patients should return the affected batches to their pharmacist.'
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Clexane is an injectable drug which stops the blood from clotting in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pregnant women or after a heart attack.
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