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Batches recall of SLITone Ultra oral solution
 
The Department of Health (DH) today (26 July) endorsed a licensed drug wholesaler, KSENA HEALTHCARE LTD (KSENA), to recall 18 batches (batch numbers: from 000918049957 to 000918049974) of SLITone Ultra oral solution from the market because of product mix-up during the packaging process.

The DH received notification from KSENA, the manufacturer reported that the above batches of product may contain another product after investigating into a complaint. The above product contains liquid allergen extracts and is used for the treatment of allergic disease. The product was prepared for the treatment of individual patients and oral liquids containing specific allergen extracts are packed as required by the medical practitioners. Each box (containing 90 small bottles of oral liquid) has a unique batch number. It was found that the above batches of the product may contain bottles of oral liquid with different allergen extracts. According to the manufacturer, such mix-up was introduced during the packaging process. As a precautionary measure, KSENA recalled all 18 batches of the product.

The above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product in Hong Kong but was imported for the treatment of particular patients by registered medical practitioners. So far, no report of adverse events in relation to the use of the above products was received. DH will closely monitor the recall.

Ends/Friday, July 26, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:00
 
 
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