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Anapen recalled

The MHRA has advised (PDF) that the manufacturer of Anapen® has recalled the product as a precautionary measure.

Anapen is an adrenaline auto-injector used for treating anaphylaxis in people with severe allergies. A possible issue has been identified that may result in inadequate doses of adrenaline being deliver and in the worst case none at all. There are currently no known cases where this has actually occurred.

It is recommended that patients in possession of an Anapen obtain an alternative from their doctor and then return the Anapen for appropriate destruction.

Action: Clinicians should be aware of this recall. It may be prudent to contact patients directly where adrenaline auto-injectors have been prescribed as the Anapen brand.