KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Jan 2017:

The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has ordered Hovid Bhd to withdraw batch BG04645 Ternolol 50 film-coated tablet.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this is because the label on the box read ‘Ternolol 50’ while the label on the blister read ‘Ternolol Tab 100mg.’

“NPRA and the manufacturer is conducting an investigation to find out what really happened,” he said in a statement yesterday.

The product registered by the Drug Control Authority with registration number MAL19940057AZ contains the active ingredient atenolol which is prescribed for treatment of hypertension.

Dr Noor Hisham advised hypertension patients to check whether they received the batch of medication and not to take them.

Patients should return the medicine to clinics, pharmacies or health clinics and ask for advice from medical practitioners and undergo examination if necessary.

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