Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd—Betamin 100 mg vitamin B1 tablets

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Product description

Thiamine hydrochloride is a type of vitamin B and is used to treat vitamin deficiency. Clopidogrel is used to prevent blood clots in patients with certain heart and blood vessel disorders.
Identifying features
The affected batch number is 124E001 with an expiry date of 02/18.

Other identifying numbers

The affected batch number is 124E001 with an expiry date of 02/18.

Why the product is recalled

The recall is due to the potential that some bottles may contain at least one Plavix/Iscover (clopidogrel 75 mg) tablet.

What the hazards are to consumers

If a clopidogrel tablet is accidentally consumed there is a low risk of increased bleeding and/or other adverse interactions in patients who are already prescribed with clopidogrel or other medicines that affect blood clotting.

What consumers should do

If you or someone you care for takes Betamin 100 mg tablets, check the product packaging for the batch number and expiry date.

If you have Betamin tablets from batch number 124E001 (expiry 02/18) do not take them. Return them to the place of purchase for a refund or a replacement.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, speak to your health professional or call Sanofi on 1800 818 806.


Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd

Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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