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A recall has been issued on thousands of packs of Tesco’s cough and cold medicine because of incorrect labelling.

The UK medicines watchdog has issued the recall, which affects some 78,999 packs from three batches of Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon sachets.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the label incorrectly says that children aged 12 and over – but the medicine should not be given to children under the age of 16.

The MHRA has urged people who have bought the product to check the batch number and to return it to Tesco for a refund.

The medicine has been removed from shelves while labelling is updated.

MHRA’s chief safety officer, Dr Alison Cave, said: “Patient safety is always our priority and we are committed to ensuring that the medicines you take are safe.

“It is vitally important that people check their packs of Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachet and check if they have an affected pack.

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“If they do, they should stop using them and return them to Tesco for a refund.

“We would like to reassure patients and parents that if you or someone under the age of 16 have used recently these sachets and have suffered no ill-effects there is no cause for concern.

“If anyone has any questions please speak to your healthcare professional and report any adverse reactions via the Yellow Card scheme.”

The affected batch numbers are:

9MW0145 with the expiry date Nov 2022

0CW0054 with the expiry date Jan 2023

0FW0133 with the expiry date May 2023