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Sabotage suspected painkiller mix-up; & UK WORLD.

THE makers of Nurofen Plus have recalled packets of the tablets after some had been replaced with a potentially harmful anti-psychotic drug. Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd confirmed that sabotage was suspected.

Users were warned to check their supplies of the painkiller after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issued a safety alert after some packs were found to contain Seroquel XL 50mg.

Three packs of Nurofen Plus have been found to contain blister packs of the anti-psychotic medicine. They were bought in Victoria, Bromley and Beckenham, south London. In each pack, the end two capsules of Seroquel XL had been cut off, possibly so they would fit the Nurofen Plus box.

Seroquel XL is a prescription-only drug used to treat disorders such as schizophrenia, mania and bipolar depression.

People who accidentally take the drug may experience sleepiness and are advised not to drive or operate tools or machinery until they know how the tablets have affected them.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 27, 2011
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