Terry White Chemists branded ibuprofen children's suspension

Update - recall - additional batch affected

7 October 2015

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Apotex has identified an additional batch affected by the issue described below and is therefore recalling those products.

The additional products affected are 200 ml bottles with the batch number IA50298 (expiry 08/2017).

Information on what consumers and health professionals should do regarding these products can be found below.

Recall - risk of plastic fragments breaking from bottle and being ingested

10 July 2015

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Apotex, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling one batch of Terry White Chemists branded ibuprofen children's suspension after it was identified that the bottle grooves that secure the lids on these products could break off during opening.

A bottle of Terry White Chemists ibuprofen children's suspension
A bottle of Terry White Chemists
ibuprofen children's suspension

There is a risk that small pieces of plastic could be ingested if the issue is not identified by the user, potentially posing a choking hazard.

The affected products are 200 ml bottles with the batch number IA50043.

Ibuprofen is used to relieve pain and fever. It can also be used to reduce inflammation.

The same issue affected other products manufactured in the same facility. Further information about other affected products is available on TGA website.

No other batches of Terry White Chemists branded ibuprofen children's suspension are known to be affected.

Information for consumers

If you or someone you care for is using Terry White Chemists branded ibuprofen children's suspension, please be aware of this issue.

If you have Terry White Chemists branded ibuprofen children's suspension, check the batch number (displayed on the back of the carton and on the bottle label).

If you have a bottle with batch number IA50043, return the medicine to the place of purchase for refund or replacement. In the meantime do not use the affected medicine.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, speak to your health professional. Alternatively, you can call Apotex on 1800 276 839.

Information for health professionals

If you are treating a patient who is using Terry White Chemists branded ibuprofen children's suspension, advise them or their carers of this issue.

If they have a bottle with batch number IA50043, advise them to return the medicine to the place of purchase for refund or replacement. Alternatively, they can call Apotex on 1800 276 839.

In the meantime, advise them to not use medicine from the affected batch.

Reporting problems

Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems with medicines or vaccines. Your report will contribute to the TGA's monitoring of these products.

The TGA cannot give advice about an individual's medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medicine or vaccine.