Anapen and Anapen Junior recalled by manufacturer

Lincoln Medical has issued a patient-level recall of all stock of Anapen and Anapen Junior (adrenaline).

Patients should be advised to make an appointment to discuss alternative products with their GP | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Patients should be advised to make an appointment to discuss alternative products with their GP | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

A potential problem with the speed and delivery of adrenaline from the autoinjectors has been identified.

The MHRA has stated that this is a precautionary recall and no problems have been reported by patients or healthcare professionals.

Action points

Patients should be advised to make an appointment with their GP to discuss switching to an alternative product as soon as possible. In the meantime, patients should use their Anapen injector if anaphylaxis occurs.

Alternative products

Other available brands of adrenaline autoinjector include Epipen and Jext.

Further information

Further details about the recall and contact details for advice are available on the Lincoln Medical website.


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