Theft of medicines – General Sale List (GSL) medicines including Ibuprofen, Paracetamol and Diarrhoea caplets – Wockhardt UK Ltd

News By 22nd May 2018

The MHRA has recently been informed of the theft of a quantity of the following medicines:
Date of incident: 4th May 2018
Manufacturer: Wockhardt UK Ltd
Product: General Sale List (GSL) medicines including Ibuprofen, Paracetamol and Diarrhoea caplets

Details of the missing medicines are listed below:

Product Description – PL No. – Batch No. – Expiry Date – QTY

IBUPROFEN 200MG TAB 12X16 BLI PK ALDI – 29831/0116 – XS11095 – Nov-20 – QTY 5,184
PARACETAMOL 500MG CAPLET 12X32 BLI PK TESCO – 29831/0158 – XS10900 – Sep-20 – 13,824
DIARRHOEA 2MG CAP 12X12 BLI PK TESCO – 29831/0381 – XS11034 – Oct-20 – 7,776
IBUPROFEN 200MG TAB 12X48 BLI PK TESCO – 29831/0368 – XR11073 – Aug-19 – 3,456
PARACETAMOL 500MG CAP 12X32 BLI PK TESCO – 29831/0159 – XS11018 – Oct-20 -948
PARACETAMOL 500MG CAP 12X32 BLI PK TESCO – 29831/0159 – XT10147 – Jan-21 – 5,964

Total: 37,152 packs missing
You are requested to note the content of this notice and assist our enquiries by informing us if you have
purchased or been offered these batches of the medicines listed above under any suspicious
circumstances. Please be aware that the supplier may still hold a large stock of these batches of
medicines therefore only medicines of these batches being offered from suspicious sources should be

This collaborative and measured approach has proved to be successful in the past and the MHRA
thanks you for your continued cooperation.

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, you are requested to contact the MHRA
through the Case Referral Centre by email to or by phone on 020 3080
6330 and quote the above reference number.