The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has advised consumers and medical professionals to return any Valium 5 mg tablets in blister packs after discovering evidence of medicine tampering.
If you or someone you care for takes Valium 5 mg tablets supplied in 50 tablet blister packs, do not take them. Instead, return them to the pharmacy.
Where possible, it is advised that the medication is returned to the same pharmacy they were originally dispensed from for a refund and to arrange an alternative, equivalent medication (if possible, bring your prescription or repeats).
Valium tablets contain diazepam, which is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and muscle spasms.
It has been identified that other medicines may have been substituted into the Valium 5 mg tablets blister pack sheets. These may include (but may not be limited to) BTC Paracetamol Codeine tablets, BTC Rosuvastatin 10 mg tablets, and Apotex-Pantoprazole 40 mg tablets.
It is believed that the tampering is not widespread, but it is being investigated by the relevant authorities.
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