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Tesco urgently recalls cold and flu meds and urges not to give it to teens

Supermarket giant Tesco are urgently recalling some of their own brand cold and flu medicines.

Anyone who has purchased Tesco’s All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets is being asked not to take the medication.

The medication is used to relief cold and flu symptoms and with bad colds flooring many of us around the country customers are urged to check batch numbers on products.

Batch numbers on the outer carton and individual sachets should be checked.

Tesco have also warned against giving this medication to teens aged 16 and under, urging that the sachets are for adult use only.

Approximately 78,000 packs from three batches – sold only by Tesco – are being recalled as the sachet labelling incorrectly states that children aged 12 years and over can use this product.

This product has been taken off shelves while the labelling is updated.

Anyone with a product from one of these batches should stop using the medicine and return it to Tesco for a refund.

MHRA Chief Safety Officer, Dr Alison Cave, said: “Patient safety is always our priority and we are committed to ensuring that the medicines you take are safe.

“It is vitally important that people check their packs of Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachet and check if they have an affected pack. If they do, they should stop using them and return them to Tesco for a refund.

“We would like to reassure patients and parents that if you or someone under the age of 16 have used recently these sachets and have suffered no ill effects there is no cause for concern.

“If anyone has any questions please speak to your healthcare professional and report any adverse reactions via the Yellow Card scheme.”

Here are all the details of the recalled batches:

Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed

9MW0145 November 2022 10 sachets 16 March 2020

0C10054 January 2023 10 sachets 7 April 2020

0FW0133 May 2023 10 sachets 12 May 2020

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