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Fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system withdrawal

30th September 2008

Janssen-Cilag Ltd are recalling all Ionsys iontophoretic transdermal system (fentanyl 40 microgram per dose) stock, irrespective of batch number in the UK. Some units of one batch of the transdermal system have been found to self-activate which has the potential to cause overdose. The device should be removed from patients immediately, alternative analgesia provided and patients monitored.
No other fentanyl products from Janssen-Cilag are affected. Medical information can be obtained from Janssen-Cilag Ltd (0800 0323013), returns and credit enquiries (01494 567400). The full MHRA withdrawal notice can be downloaded from the link below.

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