CDSCO releases list of substandard medicines

New Delhi: Sixty medicines including generally used Combiflam and D-Cold Total were declared as of substandard quality after carrying out tests by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, (CDSCO) said a report. CDSCO regulates the sales and distribution for drugs in India.

After carrying out tests a month ago, the CDSCO found that they failed various quality tests.

Quoting reasons like ‘Description and particulate matter,’ dissolution, misbranded and disintegration etc., all the common drugs are labelled ‘Not of Standard Quality.” Some of the names are repeated in the list, as they found issues in different batches of the same medicine.

The fresh list released this year includes painkillers, anti-allergy medicines, fever, cold, loose motion, constipation as well as calcium and iron supplements. Interestingly, some of these medicines are manufactured by big brands- Cipla, Cadila, Sanofi.

The 60 drugs that fall into ‘substandard. list are:

  1.       Stromix A 75 (Clopidogrel & Aspirin Capsules)
  1. Nifesta – 10 (Nefidipine Sustained Release Tablets I.P.)
  2. Primaquine Tablet I.P. 2.5 mg
  3. Macmika 100 (Amikacin Sulphate Injection I.P. 2 ml)
  4. Onset (Ondansetron Injection I.P.)
  5. Amoxycillin & Cloxacillin Capsules
  6. Micarti – DS (Glucosamine Capsules 500 mg)
  7. Clobetasol Propionate Cream B.P. 10 gms
  8. Gentamicin Injection I.P.
  9. Ceftriaxone Injection I.P.
  10. Injection of Etofylline & Theophylline
  11. Nkacin – 500 (Amikacin Sulphate Injection I.P.)
  12. Cefuroxime Axetil Tablets I.P. 500 mg
  13. Metronidazole Tablets IP 200 mg
  14. Fungal Diastase (1:1200)+Pepsin (1:3000)/15ml (Nutozyme Syrup)
  15. Cetirizine Tablets IP (Ceriz Tablets)
  16. Ofloxacin Dispersible Tablets 100mg (Oflox-100 DT)
  17. Paracetamol, Caffeine anhydrous and Phenylephrine HCl Tablets (New D Cold Total Tablets)
  18. Pantoprazole Gastro-Resistant Tablets IP (Panza- 40 Tablets)
  19. Atenolol Tablets IP (Tenol-50 Tablets)
  20. Calcium Carbonate with Vitamin D3 Tablets (Osocal- 500 Tablets)
  21. Thiocolchicoside and Etoricoxib Tablets (EtoxtanMR Tablets)
  22. Cefixime and Ofloxacin Tablets (Matcef-o Tablets)
  23. Erythromycin Stearate Tablets IP 500mg
  24. Combiflam (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol Tablets)
  25. Etoril-5 (Ramipril Tablets I.P. 5mg)
  26. Stromix A 75 (Clopidogrel & Aspirin Capsules 75mg+75mg)
  27. Lactulose Solution USP 10g/15ml (B. No.: LSS5001B)
  28. Lactulose Solution USP 10g/15ml (B. No.: LSS50038)
  29. Cadilose (Lactulose Solution USP)
  30. Lactulose Solution USP 10g/15ml (B. No.: LSS6001B)
  31. Lactomed ( Lactulose Solution USP 10g)
  32. Ciprofloxacin Tablets IP 250mg
  33. X’ tor-10 (Atorvastatin Calcium)
  34. Calcium Carbonate with Vitamin D3 Tablets
  35. Doxylamine Succinate Tablets
  36. Doxylamine Succinate Tablets
  37. Doxylamine Succinate Tablets
  38. Theo – AsthalinTablets
  39. Lomotin Tablets
  40. Pyra Tablets
  41. Acloway – P Tablets
  42. Carbamal – 200 Tablets
  43. Elkaf – CM Expectorant
  44. Ibuprofen Tablets
  45. Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablets
  46. Cipro – 500 Tablets
  47. Elkaf – CM Expectorant
  48. Fexonil – 180 Tablets
  49. Doxylamine Succinate Tablets
  50. Tramaford Tablets
  51. Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablets
  52. Aricepo – 200 Tablets
  53. Riptin – 25 Tablets
  54. Ferrous Sulphate & Folic Acid Tablets (LARGE)
  55. Iron Tablets with Folic Acid (B. No.: IFL-27)
  56. Ferrous Sulphate & Folic Acid Tablets
  57. Ceftrixone & Sulbactum Injections
  58. Iron Tablets with Folic Acid (B. No.: IFL-31)
  59. Ferrous Sulphate & Folic Acid Tablets (LARGE)

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