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Urgent recall of contaminated antibiotic powder

Some batches of an antibiotic medicine called teicoplanin (brand name Targocid) are being urgently recalled in the UK because of possible contamination.

The two affected batches are labelled 0J25D1 and 0J25D2, say safety experts.

Patients and prescribers are being asked to check packs and stop using the medicine if it has either batch number.

Four patients so far have suffered high fevers just hours after being given a dose from these batches.

Other products containing teicoplanin are not affected by the recall.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says the two batches of Targocid 200mg powder for making a solution to take as an injection, by infusion or by mouth, were found to contain high levels of bacterial endotoxins - a toxic compound found in bacterial cell walls that can cause inflammation-related symptoms, high fever and, in very serious cases, septic shock.

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Source: BBC News, 21 October 2022


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