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Thursday, 31 August 2017 11:04

Portugal Drug Regulatory Agency Recall Of Cerazette

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has been informed that Portugal's National Authority of Medicines and Health Products (INFARMED), on 24th May, 2017 in Lisbon recalled Cerazette (desogestrel). The recall by Merck Sharp and Dohme Ltd of the film-coated tablet pack of eighty-four (84) units was due to absence of leaflet in the packaging of the batch of the product.

Cerazette is a hormonal contraceptives pill used for preventing pregnancy. It contains an active ingredient desogestrel, which is a synthetic progestogen similar to the natural progestogens produced by the body. It is commonly known as the "mini pill" or progestogen-only pill (POP).

The details of the recalled product are as follows;

Product Details

Product Name -                                 Cerazette (Desogestrel 0.075mg)

Pack Size -                                       84tablets/ pack

Product Manufacturer -                      Merck Sharp and Dohme

Product Type -                                  Oral Contraceptives

Lot Number -                                     N005730

Expiry Date -                                    01/2020

Registration number (INFARMED) -    2798585

Healthcare Providers in possession of this batch of the product should immediately contact the nearest NAFDAC office.

NAFDAC...........Safeguarding the health of the Nation!!!

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