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Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler inhalers recall
21st February 2018
People with asthma are being asked to replace specific batches of their Ventolin Accuhaler inhalers, used for the emergency relief of asthmatic symptoms and Seretide Accuhaler inhalers used as a preventer (see image below). This is due to a manufacturing issue that results in a small number of the devices not delivering the full number of doses. Patients who have used the affected batches may find that their symptoms are not relieved as normal by their Accuhaler.
Which devices are affected?
The following lot numbers of the Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler devices are affected:
What you need to do if you have one of the devices?
Please check if you have an affected Accuhaler device. If you have an Accuhaler device that is affected, please return this to your local pharmacy or dispensing practice for a replacement. Please speak to your community pharmacist for further information.
Further information is also available to patients and healthcare professionals by contacting GSK’s Customer Support Team via firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on 0800 221 441 (option 4).
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