Safety Alerts & Recalls
What does this mean?
The control measures for OTC sales of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine will remain in place. Pharmacists will continue to supervise the sale of these products. If you have any questions about purchasing or the use of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine, please follow up with your pharmacist.
MHRA Update: Managing the Risk of Misuse of Pseudoephedrine and Ephedrine
The MHRA has announced that cold and flu remedies containing pseudoephedrine and ephedrine will remain as pharmacy (P) medicines, following an assessment of the controls introduced to minimise the misuse of these ingredients in the illegal manufacture of methylamphetamine (crystal meth). The Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), who conducted the assessment, agreed that the measures implemented from 2007 are continuing to successfully control the supply of over-the-counter (OTC) pseudoephedrine and ephedrine-containing products.
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