Desmopressin nasal spray (all strengths) - Ferring Pharmaceuticals Limited - Medicines Recall


Ferring Pharmaceuticals Limited is recalling all unexpired stock of the products below from pharmacies and wholesalers as a precautionary measure due to a lower volume of solution being observed in the bottles, and out of specification results for the content of the desmopressin acetate (active substance) and benzalkonium chloride (excipient).

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Source of the alert


The risk concerns products

MDR Number MDR 075-07/20

Company name Ferring Pharmaceuticals Limited

Product description see attached images

Recommendations for consumers

Advice for healthcare professionals

Stop supplying the above batches immediately. Quarantine all remaining stock and return these to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.

Further Information

For more information or medical information queries, please contact

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0800 111 4126

For stock control queries, please contact

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0800 111 4125

For Aspire livery stock (Desmopressin 0.1 mg/ml Nasal Spray, PL 03194/0090), please contact

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01730 231148

Recipients of this Drug Alert should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts by copy of this letter.

NHS regional teams are asked to forward this to community pharmacists and dispensing general practitioners for information.

Download the document: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5f0ec64ce90e070316eda5a5/EL__20_A_29_FINAL.pdf

Alert details

Country of origin


Country for notification

United Kingdom



Source of the alert

MHRA - Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/medicines-and-healthcare-products-regulatory-agency

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