60 medicines declared 'substandard' by drug regulator – Check out the entire list!

This year’s list includes painkillers, medicines for anti-allergy, fever, cold, loose motion, constipation, as well as calcium and iron supplements, among others.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 22, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
60 medicines declared 'substandard' by drug regulator – Check out the entire list!
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New Delhi: A report released by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), a body that regulates the sales and distribution for drugs in India, declared 60 medicines – including the commonly used Combiflam and D-Cold Total – of substandard quality.

This conclusion was reached after the CDSCO carried out tests last month and found that they failed different quality determining tests.

Citing reasons like 'Description and particulate matter', 'Dissolution', 'Misbranded' and 'Disintegration', among others, all the 60 common drugs on the list are all labelled "Not of Standard Quality". Some medications are repeated in the list, since issues were found in different batches of the same medicine.

This year’s list includes painkillers, medicines for anti-allergy, fever, cold, loose motion, constipation, as well as calcium and iron supplements, among others. Some of these medicines are manufactured by big brands such as Cipla, Cadila, Sanofi.

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 (B. No.: LSS5001B)
  29. Lactulose Solution USP 10g/15ml (B. No.: LSS50038)
  30. Cadilose (Lactulose Solution USP)
  31. Lactulose Solution USP 10g/15ml (B. No.: LSS6001B)
  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 (B. No.: IFL-27)
  57. Ferrous Sulphate & Folic Acid Tablets
  58. Ceftrixone & Sulbactum Injections
  59. Iron Tablets with Folic Acid (B. No.: IFL-31)
  60. Ferrous Sulphate & Folic Acid Tablets (LARGE)