Judith Pena | January 13, 2023
Two contaminated and potentially deadly cough syrups are under health alert by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health (Minsa) revealed this Friday, January 13, through the National Directorate of Pharmacy and Drugs.
The Minsa highlighted that it is AMBRONOL syrup and DOK syrup – 1 Max; where it is indicated that the manufacturer of both products is MARION BIOTECH PVT. LTD, from Uttar Pradesh, India. These products are of inferior quality and do not meet standards or specifications and are therefore “out of specification”.
They explained that these substandard syrups referred to in this alert are not safe and their use, especially in children, can lead to serious injury or death.
Additional symptoms may include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, inability to urinate, headache, altered mental status, and acute kidney injury.
“The analyzes of the samples of both products, carried out by the national quality control laboratories of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, found that they contained unacceptable amounts of diethylene glycol and/or ethylene glycol as contaminants,” the statement from the company indicated. WHO.
The National Directorate of Pharmacy and Drugs assured that the products described in the statement are not registered in Panama.