By Chris King • 01 October 2022 • 3:54
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The Spanish Agency for Health Alerts and Emergencies (AEMPS) warned on Friday, September 30, about the withdrawal of a batch of medication from pharmacy shelves in Spain. Omeprazole Altan 40 milligrams (in powder form for solution for infusion), is a medicine used to treat heartburn. The specific batch number is number 22C0169, with an expiration date of March 31, 2023.
In a statement, the AEMPS described exactly what the defect is, classified as class 2: “Possible obtaining of an out-of-specification result in the test for unknown impurities before the end of the shelf life of that particular batch”.
As a precautionary measure, they have opted for the withdrawal from the market of all the distributed units of the affected batches. They will be returned to the relevant laboratory through the usual channels.
All of the autonomous communities are also entrusted with monitoring the withdrawal of this product. The AEMPS also indicated that the manufacturer is ALTAN PHARMACEUTICALS, SA. Over-the-counter Omeprazole is used to treat frequent heartburn (heartburn that occurs at least 2 or more days per week) in adults.
Some of its side effects include the following: constipation, gas, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, and headache. Recently, the AEMPS also requested the withdrawal of the product: ‘Physiologic B. Braun 0.9% Solution for infusion’, as reported by lasprovincias.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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