Drug Alert: Class 4 Medicines Defect Information

Marcain Polyamp Steripack 0.5% (Bupivacaine Hydrochloride)

AstraZeneca has notified us of an error on the carton and ampoule label of all batches of Marcain Polyamps 0.5% released to the UK market since December 2012. The text on the carton and label state that this product may be administered by intra-articular administration. This route of administration is not appropriate for the 0.5% presentation. However, the correct information is presented in the SMPC for Marcain Polyamps, see link below.


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Marcain (Bupivacaine) Polyamps 0.5% – Text Error on Carton and Label