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60 medicines declared 'substandard' by drug regulator

01 May 2017 | News

Specific batches of 60 drugs have failed quality tests in sample-based screening of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)

Some of the most common pills like Combiflam and D-Cold consumed in India has been recently decalared as sub-standard by Indian drug regulator, CDSCO. 

Specific batches of 60 drugs have failed quality tests in sample-based screening of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).

Both the batches of Combiflam and D-Cold tablets failed the test because of "disintegration" issues. Reason of failure for Cetrizine was "related substances". Ofloxacine and ciprofloxacine failed "assay" which is a quantitative tests for ingredients. A gentamicine injection failed the test for "particulate matter". Pantoprazo failed the test for "dissolution". 

The 60 drugs which have found their way into the 'substandard' list are as below:

  1. Stromix A 75 (Clopidogrel & Aspirin Capsules)
  2. Nifesta – 10 (Nefidipine Sustained Release Tablets I.P.)
  3. Primaquine Tablet I.P. 2.5 mg
  4. Macmika 100 (Amikacin Sulphate Injection I.P. 2 ml)
  5. Onset (Ondansetron Injection I.P.)
  6. Amoxycillin & Cloxacillin Capsules
  7. Micarti – DS (Glucosamine Capsules 500 mg)
  8. Clobetasol Propionate Cream B.P. 10 gms
  9. Gentamicin Injection I.P.
  10. Ceftriaxone Injection I.P.
  11. Injection of Etofylline & Theophylline
  12. Nkacin – 500 (Amikacin Sulphate Injection I.P.)
  13. Cefuroxime Axetil Tablets I.P. 500 mg
  14. Metronidazole Tablets IP 200 mg
  15. Fungal Diastase (1:1200)+Pepsin (1:3000)/15ml (Nutozyme Syrup)
  16. Cetirizine Tablets IP (Ceriz Tablets)
  17. Ofloxacin Dispersible Tablets 100mg (Oflox-100 DT)
  18. Paracetamol, Caffeine anhydrous and Phenylephrine HCl Tablets (New D Cold Total Tablets)
  19. Pantoprazole Gastro-Resistant Tablets IP (Panza- 40 Tablets)
  20. Atenolol Tablets IP (Tenol-50 Tablets)
  21. Calcium Carbonate with Vitamin D3 Tablets (Osocal- 500 Tablets)
  22. Thiocolchicoside and Etoricoxib Tablets (EtoxtanMR Tablets)
  23. Cefixime and Ofloxacin Tablets (Matcef-o Tablets)
  24. Erythromycin Stearate Tablets IP 500mg
  25. Combiflam (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol Tablets)
  26. Etoril-5 (Ramipril Tablets I.P. 5mg)
  27. Stromix A 75 (Clopidogrel & Aspirin Capsules 75mg+75mg)
  28. Lactulose Solution USP 10g/15ml 
  29. Lactulose Solution USP 10g/15ml 
  30. Cadilose (Lactulose Solution USP)
  31. Lactulose Solution USP 10g/15ml
  32. Lactomed ( Lactulose Solution USP 10g)
  33. Ciprofloxacin Tablets IP 250mg
  34. X’ tor-10 (Atorvastatin Calcium)
  35. Calcium Carbonate with Vitamin D3 Tablets
  36. Doxylamine Succinate Tablets
  37. Doxylamine Succinate Tablets
  38. Doxylamine Succinate Tablets
  39. Theo - AsthalinTablets
  40. Lomotin Tablets
  41. Pyra Tablets
  42. Acloway – P Tablets
  43. Carbamal - 200 Tablets
  44. Elkaf – CM Expectorant
  45. Ibuprofen Tablets
  46. Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablets
  47. Cipro - 500 Tablets
  48. Elkaf – CM Expectorant
  49. Fexonil - 180 Tablets
  50. Doxylamine Succinate Tablets
  51. Tramaford Tablets
  52. Zinc Sulphate Dispersible Tablets
  53. Aricepo – 200 Tablets
  54. Riptin – 25 Tablets
  55. Ferrous Sulphate & Folic Acid Tablets (LARGE)
  56. Iron Tablets with Folic Acid 
  57. Ferrous Sulphate & Folic Acid Tablets
  58. Ceftrixone & Sulbactum Injections
  59. Iron Tablets with Folic Acid 
  60. Ferrous Sulphate & Folic Acid Tablets (LARGE)  

 

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