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Notice about temporary interruption of distribution and use of the batch HC 68E of Campto 100 mg/5 ml concentrate for solution for infusion (irinotecan)


Pfizer Croatia d.o.o., the marketing authorisation holder for Campto 100 mg/5 ml concentrate for solution for infusion (irinotecan) has upon Agency’s request initiated a temporary procedure of interruption and use of the batch HC 68E of this medicine. The procedure is due to a suspected quality defect report on the discovered turbid solution that HALMED received on 16 July 2014 by a healthcare professional.

HALMED has requested sampling of the product batch from the Ministry of Health and thereafter samples will be forwarded to HALMED for extraordinary quality control. The interruption of use of this medicine will be in effect until the results of the extraordinary quality control have been achieved and conclusions on the discovered quality defect made, which will be promptly made publicly available.

The temporary interruption of dispensation and use relates only to the batch HC 68E of this medicine, whereas other available batches may be further dispensed and used.

The marketing authorisation holder has notified HALMED about other batches of this medicine in the distribution for patient needs an therefore there will be no supply risk for the Croatian market.

We remind healthcare professionals that they should report any adverse reaction to HALMED, as well as quality defect. Patients who have developed any adverse reaction to medicinal product may report it directly to HALMED via form or on-line application, with recommendation regarding any adverse reaction they discover to consult with their doctor or pharmacist about the continuation of their therapy.