Epilepsy Seizure Drug Recall Ordered

Epilepsy medication is being recalled "as a precautionary measure", the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has reported.

Batches of Buccolam Oromucosal Solution, a prescription-only medication used to treat seizures, have been recalled by manufacturers ViroPharma SPRL.

The recall is understood to follow a routine inspection of the firms manufacturing site in the UK. It is understood that the inspection found "the possibility of chemical contamination".

The company stressed that no evidence of contamination has been discovered in drugs on the market, and described the recall as "precautionary".

The HPRA advised people taking that the drug that it does not need to be returned, the recall is for pharmacy stock only, and that they should continue to take the medication as prescribed.


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