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Tixylix medicines which may have been contaminated

The specific batches of cold medicines for babies and toddlers which have been recalled by manufacturer Novartis after a fault are:

  • Tixylix Toddler Syrup 100ml
  • Tixylix Toddler Syrup 150ml
  • Tixylix Baby Syrup 100ml
  • Tixylix Blackcurrant Flavour Syrup 100ml
  • Tixylix Chesty Cough 100ml

Tixylix toddler and baby medicines recalled

Manufacturer Novartis alerted officials to a possible fault in the manufacturing process of the seal that might have resulted in small pieces of plastic being found in the liquid medicines.

This is a precautionary recall and there is currently no evidence that people have had any problems with these medicines.

If people have bought Tixylix we ask that they check the batch number on the bottle label next to the expiry date to see if it is one of the batches being recalled.

If anyone has an affected batch they should return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

If people do have any questions they can contact Novartis on 0800 854 100.

– Adam Burgess, the MHRA's head of Defective Medicines Reporting Centre.

Cough medicines for babies and toddlers recalled

Cold medicines for babies and toddlers have been recalled after a manufacturing fault may have led to small pieces of plastic contaminating some batches, health officials have said.

A number of Tixylix medicines, including some for toddlers and babies, have been recalled by manufacturer Novartis, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said.

While no adverse effects have yet been noted in people who have taken the drugs, the health watchdog has issued a "precautionary" recall.

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