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RECALL – Jext adrenaline autopens

On December 9th MHRA released this alert to all healthcare professionals in the UK which you should have received from NHS England local area team. The alert advises that ALK-Abello are withdrawing all Jext adrenaline autopens released since May 8th 2013. Healthcare professionals are asked to ensure that all patients for whom they have prescribed or dispensed these pens should be contacted and asked to check the batch number of their pen (See appendix for affected batch numbers) and return the pen to their pharmacy if affected. They should also be asked to contact their GP to ensure supply of an alternative adrenaline autopen. EpipenĀ® is currently the only available alternative in the UK. MHRA have approved the importation of EpipenĀ® devices from the USA to ensure sufficient availability of stocks for all affected patients.

Jext MHRA recall GP memo