Certain Batches of Ventolin and Asmol Inhalers Recalled by GSK
Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) and Alphapharm have voluntarily recalled several batches of Ventolin and Asmol Inhalers due to a fault with the delivery mechanism. This fault is only apparent in a small number of inhalers in each batch. The fault in the inhalers leads to less than a full dose being delivered for each puff. The batches affected are:
• Ventolin Batches KN170, KN7173, KN7178, and KN7179
• Asmol Batches KL6790, KL6795, KL6796, KL6797, KL6798, and KL6799
To check your inhaler, remove the canister from the plastic device and locate the batch number on the label. If you have an inhaler that is affected by the recall you may return it to your pharmacy for a replacement. Your inhaler will still work to treat your asthma symptoms. You may need to use an extra dose or 2 to be effective. Other batches remain unaffected.
Salbutamol, the medication in Ventolin and Asmol is used to treat asthma symptoms.
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DONT KNOW IF THIS APPLYS TO UK BATCHES!!!