Recall of Migraine Injection Needles

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today issued a drug alert to pharmacies, dispensing clinics and wholesalers asking them to return some stocks to their original supplier of an injection used to relieve acute migraines - Imigran Injection/Subject.


This follows a recall by GlaxoSmithKline UK for five batches of the medicine due to a manufacturing fault causing a small number of needles to protrude from the protective shield.

Adam Burgess, MHRA Manager of the Defective Medicines Recall Centre (DMRC) said:

This is not a recall to patient level as the number of needles affected is thought to be very small and the risk to members of the public finding an affected syringe is extremely low. There is, however, a slight risk of infection from an unprotected needle and we would ask people to take extra care when using these syringes.

The affected batch numbers are:

  • Imigran Inj/ Subject Treatment C640404, C638748, C636954
  • Imigran Inj / Subject Treatment Refill C639899, C638737

Link to drug alert




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