Drug Administration Warned against Use 12 Foreign Syrup

Department of Drug Administration || Photo: Collected

Department of Drug Administration || Photo: Collected

The government has issued a warning against the use of 12 syrups by two companies in India and Indonesia. These syrups are feared to cause diarrhea and kidney problems. 

The website of the Department of Drug Administration is the first Indian company to refrain from using four drugs. There, quoting the World Health Organization (WHO), syrups contain excessive amounts of ethylene glycol and dry ethylene glycol, which are extremely unsafe to use. Especially in children, consumption of these drugs can cause stomachache, diarrhea, headache, mental problems, and even death.

These syrups from Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited in India include Promethazine Oral Solution BP 100ml, Cofaxmalin Baby Cough Syrup 125ml, Macoff Baby Cough Syrup 100ml, and Magrip N Gold Syrup 100ml.

Last month, 66 children died after drinking these Indian syrups in Gambia. Later WHO started further investigation into the matter. The organization then requested people in Africa to refrain from using these syrups.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization on Wednesday issued a warning for Southeast Asian countries to use 8 syrups from Indonesia. 

These syrups include Thermorex Syrup, Fluorine DMP Syrup, Unibaby Cough Syrup, Unibaby Dimum Paracetamol Drops, Unibaby Dimum Paracetamol Syrup, Paracetamol Drops, Paracetamol Syrup (Mint) and Vipcol Syrup.

However, these drugs are not used in Bangladesh, said the director of the Department of Drug Administration Asraf Hossain. He told the media that no company in Bangladesh imports these drugs. Still, we have given an extra warning, so that no one brings it. At the same time, many people bring gel to foreign countries for their own use. So that it does not happen, it is asked to refrain._Agencies

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