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MHRA advises the public to return Nurofen Plus pain relief tablets to their pharmacist

We are advising people to return all packets of Nurofen Plus pain relief tablets to any pharmacy following a recall of this medicine by the licence holder Reckitt Benckiser (UK) as a precautionary measure. The medicine was recalled after reports were received that the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel XL 50mg had been found in four packets in South London. A further packet containing Neurontin 100mg, a medicine used to treat epilepsy, was found in Northern Ireland.

If you have purchased a packet please check the contents carefully and exercise caution.

If you think you may have taken a Seroquel or Neurontin tablet and have any concerns please speak to your healthcare professional.

Is my packet affected?

  • Seroquel tablets are large and capsule shaped and can be identified by their gold and black packaging.
  • Nurofen Plus tablets are smaller and can be identified by their silver and black packaging.
  • Neurontin tablets are white capsules, printed with name of the drug and containing a white to off-white powder.


Press release: Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd recalls all Nurofen Plus Tablets

Press release: Public warned to be extra vigilant when purchasing and using Nurofen Plus

Page last modified: 05 September 2011