Sunday, August 09, 2015

Broken Disap SR Capsules

A pharmacy in Canberra dispensed Diasp SR (from Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd, Batch number 5150346, 200mg/25mg dipyridamole and aspirin) to me in place of Asasantin. Two of the 60 capsules were broken, spilling their contents into the bottle. Apart from wasting about a dollars worth of medicine, the spilled contents, which had the consistency of sand, stuck to the other capsules giving them a very bitter taste. I showed a broken capsule to the pharmacy and today advised the supplier of the issue directly, in case there is a manufacturing problem. It is possible to tell if the capsules are broken by shaking the bottle and listening for a sound like sand moving around, rather than the rattle of capsules.

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