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Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Atnahs Pharma UK Limited, Naprosyn Tablets (all strengths), Naprosyn EC 250mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets, EL (22)A/05

Published On:

7 February 2022

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Atnahs Pharma UK Limited have identified missing information on the PIL of the above batches.

MDR Number

MDR 005-01/22

Company name

Atnahs Pharma UK Limited

Product description

Naprosyn 250mg Tablets PL 43252/0004

Naprosyn 500mg Tablets PL 43252/0005

Naprosyn EC 250mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets PL 43252/0006

Product Name Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed
Naprosyn EC 250mg Tablets E0174E1 Feb-22 56 Jun-19
Naprosyn 250mg Tablets E0098E1 Feb-24 56 Jun-19
Naprosyn 250mg Tablets E0097E1 Jun-23 56 May-19
Naprosyn 500mg Tablets E0961E1 Feb-24 56 Sep-20
Naprosyn 500mg Tablets E0960E1 Feb-24 56 Apr-20
Naprosyn 500mg Tablets E0959E1 Feb-24 56 Nov-19
Naprosyn 500mg Tablets E0958E1 Feb-24 56 Oct-19
Naprosyn 500mg Tablets E0946E2 Sep-23 56 May-19
Naprosyn 500mg Tablets E0965E1 Apr-23 56 Jun-19

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient: naproxen

Brief description of the problem

Atnahs Pharma UK Limited have informed us that the Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) that have been provided with the above batches are missing the following information (in bold):

Section 2: Other medicines and Naprosyn Tablets

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription and herbal medicines. In particular tell you doctor or pharmacist if you are taking:

Medicine to stop your blood clotting, like aspirin/acetylsalicylic acid, warfarin, heparin or clopidogrel.

Advice for healthcare professionals

There is no risk to the product quality as a result of this issue, therefore the affected batches are not being recalled.

Healthcare professionals are advised to exercise caution when dispensing this product. Please check the Marketing Authorisation Holder and the batch number; if any of the above batch numbers are being dispensed, please provide an updated PIL. The updated PILs are available via the electronic Medicines Compendium website:

Healthcare professionals should also remind patients to seek medical advice if taking aspirin/acetylsalicylic acid with Naprosyn Tablets or Naprosyn EC Gastro-Resistant Tablets, due to the increased risk of bleeding when these are taken concurrently. Patients who experience adverse reactions should seek immediate medical attention. Any suspected adverse reactions should be reported via the MHRA Yellow Card scheme.

Atnahs Pharma UK Limited have confirmed that all other batches of Naprosyn Tablets and Naprosyn EC Gastro-Resistant Tablets contain the correct PILs.

Further Information

For more information, medical information queries or stock control queries, please contact: [email protected]

Recipients of this Medicines Notification should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts by copy of this notice. NHS regional teams are asked to forward this to community pharmacists and dispensing general practitioners for information.

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