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Anaphylactic shock injectors recalled

Healthcare professionals are being advised that an adrenaline injector used to treat anaphylactic shock has been recalled by its licence holder.

Lincoln Medical Limited is recalling Anapen as a precaution afater its manufacturer Owen Mumford Ltd identified a potential problem with the speed and delivery of adrenaline.

It is feared that the injector could fail to deliver adrenaline in an emergency situation when a person has a severe allergic reaction caused by peanuts or other foods, insect bites or stings.

The injectors affected are: Anapen 500 micrograms in 0.3ml solution for injection in a pre-filled syringe PL 18813/0003; Anapen 300 micrograms in 0.3ml solution for injection in a pre-filled syringe PL 18813/0001 and Anapen Junior 150 micrograms in 0.3ml solution for injection in a pre-filled syringe PL 18813/0002.

No problems have been reported so far but those affected are advised to continue using their Anapen injectors until they can discuss using alternative products with their GP or clinic.

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