Janssen-Cilag has recalled five batches of its antiretroviral drug PREZISTA (Darunavir).

Jason Warriner, Clinical Director for Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “People with HIV should not stop taking their medicines under any circumstances. From the information provided by Janssen-Cilag, the substance involved is not considered to be toxic, but may cause nausea and vomiting in some people. The recalled batches have a distinctive unpleasant odour. If you are on Darunavir 400mg, and have any concerns, you are advised to speak to the pharmacy at your treatment centre, but continue taking your treatment in the meantime.”

People with HIV who are prescribed Darunavir 400mg and are concerned about their medication can contact THT Direct on 0808 802 122 or Janssen’s own helpline on 0800 032 3013.

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