Drug alert: 48 out of 1497 samples declared as NSQ in March 2023

Download the list of NSQ samples for March 2023, the link is given below

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Last Updated on January 5, 2024 by The Health Master

Download the list of NSQ samples for March 2023, the link is given below: The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has declared 48 drug samples out of a total of 1497 drug samples tested as not of standard quality (NSQ) and none as misbranded or spurious during the month of March 2023.

NSQ List is given below

Out of the 1497 samples tested during the month, 1449 samples came out with standard quality, while 48 samples were declared as not of standard quality (NSQ) & none declared as misbranded, and none as spurious.

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None of the samples were identified as spurious and none declared as adulterated during the month. Every month, the drug regulator comes up with a list of drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics that are declared not of standard quality / spurious / adulterated / misbranded, every month.

During the month of February 2023, the authorities tested 1251 samples, out of which 1192 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 59 and none as misbranded and none as spurious.

During the month of January 2023, the authorities tested 1348 samples, out of which 1281 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 67 and none as misbranded and none as spurious.

During the month of December 2022, the authorities tested 1375 samples, out of which 1305 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 70 and none as misbranded and none as spurious.

During the month of November 2022, the authorities tested 1487 samples, out of which 1404 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 83 and none as misbranded and none as spurious.

During the month of October 2022, the authorities tested 1280 samples, out of which 1230 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 50 and none as misbranded and none as spurious.

During the month of September, 2022, the authorities tested 1456 samples, out of which 1397 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 59 and none as misbranded and none as spurious.

During the month of August, 2022, the authorities tested 1330 samples, out of which 1285 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 45 and none as misbranded and none as spurious.

During the month of July, 2022, the authorities tested 1337 samples, out of which 1283 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 53 and one as misbranded and none as spurious.

During the month of June, 2022, the authorities tested 1096 samples, out of which 1070 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 26 and none as misbranded and spurious.

The test samples were drawn by the zonal and sub-zonal offices of CDSCO, and tested in the drug testing laboratories i.e CDL, CDTLs & RDTLs in Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, and Guwahati.


List of Drugs declared as Not of Standard Quality/Spurious/Adulterated/Misbranded for the Month of March– 2023.

S.NoName of Drugs/medical device/cosmetic sBatch No./Date of Manufacture/Date of Expiry/Manufactured ByReason for failureDrawn ByFrom
1.Telmirid-40 (Telmisartan Tablets I.P. 40 mg)B. No.: RT220651 Mfg dt: 08/2022 Exp dt: 07/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Ridley Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., D- 1651, DSIDC, Indl. Complex, Narela, Delhi 110 040.DissolutionCDSCO, East Zone KolkataCDTL Kolkata
2.Domperidone Tablets I.P. 10 mgB. No.: 3100422 Mfg dt: 07/2022 Exp dt: 06/2025 Mfd by: M/s. Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Limited, Plot No. 14 II Phase, Peenya, Bengaluru – 560 058.Related SubstancesCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDTL Kolkata
3.Pioglitazone Hydrochloride Tablets IP 30 mgB. No.: GM21077 Mfg dt: 08/2021 Exp dt: 07/2023 Mfd by: M/s. Skymap Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., B-3, Dev Bhoomi Industrial Estate, Puhana Iqbalpur Road, Roorkee -247667 Uttarakhand..DissolutionCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDTL Kolkata
4.Domperidone Tablets I.P. 10 mgB. No.: T-2203140 Mfg dt: 03/2022 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Rivpra Formulation Pvt. Ltd., Plot No. 8, Sector -6A, I.I.E. Sidcul, Haridwar – 249 403 Uttarakhand.Related SubstancesCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDTL Kolkata
5.Domperidone Tablets I.P. 10 mgB. No.: T-2203139 Mfg dt: 03/2022 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Rivpra Formulation Pvt. Ltd., Plot No. 8, Sector -6A, I.I.E. Sidcul, Haridwar – 249 403 Uttarakhand.Related SubstancesCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDTL Kolkata
6.Gabapentin Tablets I.P.B. No.: 22S1GTB467 Mfg dt: 11/2022 Exp dt: 10/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Plot No. 35-36, Sector- 6A, I.I.E (SIDCUL), Ranipur (BHEL), Haridwar – 249 403, Uttarakhand.Related SubstancesCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDTL Kolkata
7.Gabon-300 Tablets (Gabapentin Tablets I.P.)B. No.: MT225040 Mfg dt: 11/2022 Exp dt: 10/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Mascot Health Series Pvt. Ltd., Plot No. 79, 80, Sec – 6A, I.I.E., (SIDCUL), Haridwar – 249 403, Uttarakhand, India.Related SubstancesCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDTL Kolkata
8.Rolled Bandage (Non Sterilized, Size 15cm x 4 mts.)B. No.: 637 Mfg dt: 03/2022 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Disha Surgicals Pvt. Ltd., 145, Sai Puram, Delhi Road, Meerut – 250002 Uttar Pradesh.Threads per dm (Warp & Weft), Weight in gm per m2 & FluorescenceCDSCO West Zone MumbaiCDTL Kolkata
9.Absorbent Cotton Wool I.P.B. No.: 636 Mfg dt: 10/2022 Exp dt: 2 years from Mfd by: M/s. Jajoo Surgicals Pvt. Ltd., Unit 1: 61A/62, Industrial Area No. 3, A.B. Road, Dewas -455001 (MP), India, Unit 2: 82-B-83C, Industrial Area No. 1, A.B. Road, Dewas – 455 001 (MP), India.Surface Active Substances, Sinking Time & Sulphated ashCDSCO West Zone MumbaiCDTL Kolkata
10.DACILON 0.5 (Dactinomycin for Injection USP 0.5 mg)B. No.: DMI2243AC Mfg dt: 12/2022 Exp dt: 11/2025 Mfd by: M/s. Celon Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Plot No.2, ALEAP Industrial Estate, Gajularamaram, Medchal Dist. 500090, Telangana State, India.Appearance & AssayCDSCO HyderabadCDTL Kolkata
11.Rivastigmine TartarateB. No.: 20201201 Mfg dt: Nil Exp dt: Nil Mfd by: M/s. NilIdentification Assay & WaterCDSCO HyderabadCDTL Kolkata
12.RitonavirB. No.: Nil Mfg dt: Nil, Exp dt: Nil, Mfd by: M/s. NilSpecific Optical Rotation, Water Content, Related Substances, Identification, AssayCDSCO HyderabadCDTL Kolkata
13.Iron and Folic Acid Tablets I.P.B. No.: IQTZ-371 Mfg dt: 12/2022 Exp dt: 11/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Nestor Pharmaceuticals Limited, 11, Western Extension Area, Faridabad – 121 001, India.Description, Assay and Uniformity of Content of Folic AcidCDSCO Zonal Office AhmedabadCDTL Kolkata
14.(DUCOLAX) Bisacodyl Tablet I.P. 5 mgB. No.: 220259 Mfg dt: 02/2022 Exp dt: 01/2025 Mfd by: M/s. Modi Antibiotics, Plot No. 28, G.I.D.C., Odhav, Ahmedabad 382415, Gujarat.Assay and DissolutionCDSCO West Zone MumbaiCDTL Kolkata
15.ALGLIMET M1 (Glimepiride 1 mg & Metformin 500 mg Tablets SR)B. No.: AT22068 Mfg dt: 03/2022 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Alves Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Nangal Uperia, Swarghat Road, Nalagarh, Distt. Solan – 174 101, Himachal Pradesh, IndiaAssay and Dissolution of GlimepirideCDSCO West Zone MumbaiCDTL Kolkata
16.Meswak (Toothpaste for complete Tooth and Gum Care)B. No.: BM0637 Mfg dt: 07/2022 Exp dt: 07/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Dabur India Limited, Village Monakpur, Tehsil Baddi, Dist.: Solan , Himachal Pradesh –174 101Total Bacterial Count and Test for PathogensCDSCO West Zone MumbaiCDTL Kolkata
17.MEROXIA Nano Injection 1 gm (Meropenem Injection I.P.)B. No.: D220162 Mfg dt: 01/2022 Exp dt: 12/2023 Mfd by: M/s. Oscar Remedies Pvt. Ltd., Oskar House, Badi Majra, Yamunanagar – 135 001,Haryana.Assay of Meropenem & Content of SodiumCDSCO South Zone ChennaiCDL Kolkata
18.Vitamin B Complex TabletsB. No.: RT-220598 Mfg dt: 05/2022 Exp dt: 10/2023 Mfd by: M/s. Relief Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Khasra No. 72, Makhyali Dundi, Peerpura Road, Roorkee Bypass, Delhi Road, Manglour, Roorkee – 247656, Haridwar, Uttarakhand.Description and Assay of Thiamine HydrochlorideCDSCO North Zone GhaziabadCDL Kolkata
19.APVIL (Pheniramine Maleate Tablets I.P.)B. No.: RT220155 Mfg dt: 02/2022 Exp dt: 01/2025 Mfd by: M/s. Ridley Life Science Pvt. Ltd., D- 1651, DSIDC, Indl. Complex, Narela, Delhi 110040.Assay of Pheniramine MaleateCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
20.VASOCON 1 ml (Adrenaline Bitartrate Injection I.P.)B. No.: KP85229 Mfg dt: 07/06/2022 Exp dt: 06/06/2023 Mfd by: M/s. Neon Laboratories Ltd., At Shantisthal, Plot No. 1- 5, At & post: Shirgaon, Tal Palghar, Dist. Thane – 401 407, Maharashtra.Description and Particulate MatterDrug Control Department Jammu & KashmirCDL Kolkata
21.Hydrocort -100 (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate Injection I.P. 100 mg)B. No.: AQH0039 Mfg dt: 07/2022 Exp dt: 06/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Aqua Vitoe Laboratories Plot No. 4, Village Kunjhal near Jharmajri Baddi, Dist. Solan 173205, Himachal Pradesh, India.Clarity of SolutionDrug Control Department Jammu & KashmirCDL Kolkata
22.Lycopene with Vitamins and Minerals Syrup (CARORICH Syrup)B. No.: NL-22057 Mfg dt: 08/2022 Exp dt: 01/2024 Mfd by: M/s. H.L. Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Plot No. 25, Ind. Area, Phase-II, Gagret-177 201, Himachal Pradesh.Assay of Vitamin E Acetate.Drug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
23.Aceclofenac, Paracetamol and Thiocolchicoside Tablets (ELFEN- TH4 TABLETS)B. No.: T-220621 Mfg dt: 06/2022 Exp dt: 05/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Vilin Bio Med Ltd, Unit-II, Khasra No. 85, Madhopur Hazarathpur, Roorkee- 247667, Uttarakhand.Assay of Aceclofenac and ThiocolchicosideCDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
24.Vitamin C Injection IP and Vitamin B12, Folic Acid and Niacinamide Injection (Eldervit-12)B. No.: JBJM-099 Mfg dt: 11/2022 Exp dt: 10/2024 Mfd by: M/s. JBJM Parenterals Pvt. Ltd,, P- 24, Site-5, UPSIDC Industrial Area, Kasna, Greater Noida-201310, Uttar Pradesh.Assay of Folic Acid.CDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
25.Nirmatrelvir Tablets 150 mg and Ritonavir Tablets IP 100 mg Combipack (Primovir Tablets)B. No.: (A) NR-2204 (B) RT- 2204 Mfg dt: 07/2022 Exp dt: 06/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Neutral Code: HP/06/176, Marketed by: Astrica HealthCare Pvt Itd. Plot No: 9-18/5, First Floor, Bharathi Nagar, Temple Alwal, Medchal, Telangana-500010.Uniformity of weight, Identification and Assay of Nirmatrelvir.Drug Control Department DelhiRDTL Chandigarh
26.Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid and Niacinamide Injection (Eldervit-12)B. No.: JE-07 Mfg dt: 12/2022 Exp dt: 11/2024 Mfd by: M/s. SVP Lifesciences SARA Industrial Estate, Sector C 10/1, Selaqui, Rampur, Dehradun, U.K.Identification and Assay of Folic Acid.CDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
27.Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid and Nicotinamide Injection (Eldervit -12 Injection)B. No.: RA2008 Mfg dt: 02/2022 Exp dt: 01/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Ronam Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Village – Kalujhanda, Tehsil- Baddi, Distt.- Solan (H.P.) 174103.Assay of Folic AcidCDSCO Sub-ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
28.Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid and Nicotinamide Injection (Eldervit -12 Injection)B. No.: RA2156 Mfg dt: 12/2022 Exp dt: 11/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Ronam Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Village – Kalujhanda, Tehsil- Baddi, Distt.- Solan (H.P.) 174103.Assay of Folic AcidCDSCO Sub-ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
29.Diphenhydramine HCl, Ammonium- Chloride and Sodium Citrate Cough ExpectorantB. No.: LDS2005AL Mfg dt: 12/2022 Exp dt: 05/2024 Mfd by: M/s. HINDUSTAN LABORATORIES, LIMITED, Plot No. 5-9, Survey No. 38/2, Aliyali, Palghar (W), Dist – Palghar 401404, Maharashtra.Assay of MentholCDSCO Sub-ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
30.Pre and Probiotic CapsulesB. No.: HPH 207 Mfg dt: 04/2022 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Med Manor Organics Pvt. Ltd., Unit- II, K.No. 143M/7, Village-Raipur, Pargana- Bhagwanpur, Tehsil- Roorkee, Distt. Haridwar, Uttarakhand- 247 661.Identification and Assay of Streptococcus faecalisCDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
31.Vitamin C Injection IP and Vitamin B12, Folic Acid and Nicotinamide Injection (Eldervit-12 Injection)B. No.: EP-0916 Mfg dt: 10/2022 Exp dt: 09/2024 Mfd by: M/s. E.G Pharmaceuticals, Vill. Mandhala, Teh. Kasauli Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh.Particulate matterCDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
32.Telmisartan 40 mg and Amlodipine 5 mg Tablets IP (Telma-AM Tablets)B. No.: 18220076 Mfg dt: 01/2022 Exp dt: 12/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Samlik Marchak, Industrial Growth Centre, East Sikkim, Sikkim-737135.Dissolution of TelmisartanDrug Control Department DelhiRDTL Chandigarh
33.Metronidazole Tablets IP 400 mgB. No.: 3000421 Mfg dt: 03/2021 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Plot No.14, II Phase, Peenya, Bengaluru-560058.Dissolution.CDSCO Subzone BangaloreCDTL Chennai
34.BACLOX-400 (Norfloxacin Tablets IP)B. No.: AUT-22002 Mfg dt: 08/2022 Exp dt: 07/2025 Mfd by: M/s. Supermax Laboratories, Plot No.40, Pharmacity Selaqui Industrial Area, Dehradun- 248011.DissolutionCDSCO West- Zone Mumbai.CDTL, Mumbai
35.ODIMONT-AL (Montelukast, Levocetirizine HCl & Ambroxol HCl (SR) Tablets)B. No.: GZOA22002 Mfg dt: 11/2022 Exp dt: 10/2024 Mfd by: M/s. GKM New Pharma Spl. Type Plot No. 5, 6, 7 & 8, Pipdic Electronic Park, Thirubuvanai Puducherry- 605 107.Assay and Dissolution of MontelukastCDSCO West-ZoneCDTL, Mumbai
36.Voglibose Tablets IP 0.2mgB.No.: 1121-27 Mfg dt: 10/2022 Exp dt: 09/2024 Mfd by: M/s HAB Pharmaceuticals & Research Ltd., 10, Pharmacity, SIDCUL, Selaqui, Dehradun- 248011Test for AssaySub-zone, IndoreCDTL, Mumbai
37.Lactuedge (Lactulose Solution USP)B. No.: GA22005 Mfg dt: 02/2022 Exp dt: 01/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Skymap Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., B-3, Dev Bhoomi Industrial Estate, Puhana Iqbalpur Road, Roorkee- 247 667.Assay and Organic ImpuritiesCDSCO West-ZoneCDTL, Mumbai
38.Albendazole Tablets IPB. No.: MS4AI2202 Mfg dt: 09/2022 Exp dt: 08/2025 Mfd by: M/s. MAXTAR BIO-GENICS, Khasra No. 705, Vill. Malku Majra, Nalagarh Road , Baddi, Distt. Solan – 173205, Himachal Pradesh, India.DissolutionDrug Control Department MeghalayaRDTL Guwahati
39.Amoxycillin, Cloxacillin & Lactic Acid Bacillus Capsules Amoxynol Plus LBB. No.: PRB-220203 Mfg dt: 02/2022 Exp dt: 01/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Preet Remedies Ltd. 183-186, HPSIDC, Industrial Area, Baddi- 173205- Himachal Pradesh.Assay of CloxacillinDrug Control Department JharkhandRDTL Guwahati
40.Ascorbic Acid Tablets IP 500mgB. No.: T392012 Mfg dt: 01/2022 Exp dt: 12/2023 Mfd by: M/s. ANG Lifesciences India Ltd. Village Malkumajra, Nalagarh Road, Baddi, Distt. Solan- 173205, Himachal Pradesh.DescriptionDrug Control Department AssamRDTL Guwahati
41.CIPROFLOXACI N HYDROCHLORI DE TABLETS I.P. 500 mgB. No.: 0701122 Mfg dt: 05/2022 Exp dt: 04/2025 Mfd by: M/s. KARNATAKA ANTIBIOTICS & PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED, Plot No. 14, II Phase, Peenya, Bengaluru – 560 058.DissolutionDrug Control Department JharkhandRDTL Guwahati
42.Calcium & Vitamin D3 Tablets I. P.B. No.: RT-221004 Mfg dt: 10/2022 Exp dt: 03/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Relief Biotech Pvt. Ltd. Khasra No. 72, Makhyali Dundi, Peerpura Road, Roorkee, Byepass, Deli Road, Manglour, Roorkee-247656, Haridwar, Uttarakhand.Identification and Assay of Vitamin D3Drug Control Department BiharRDTL Guwahati
43.Calcium & Vitamin D3 Tablets I. P. (Calcidoc-500)B. No.: T2030158A Mfg dt: 03/2022 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. ION Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Baddi – Barotiwala Road, Baddi, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh – 173205.Assay of Vitamin D3Drug Control Department JharkhandRDTL Guwahati
44.Calcium & Vitamin D3 Tablets I.P.B. No.: RT-221008 Mfg dt: 10/2022 Exp dt: 03/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Relief Biotech Pvt. Ltd. Khasra No. 72, Makhyali Dundi, Peerpura Road, Roorkee Bypass, Delhi Road, Manglour, Roorkee-247656, Haridwar, Uttarakhand.Assay of Vitamin D3Drug Control Department BiharRDTL Guwahati
45.O2 (Ofloxacin & Ornidazole Tablets I.P.)B. No.: E20034 Mfg dt: 01/2022 Exp dt: 12/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Medley Pharmaceutical Ltd. Lane No. 3, Phase-1, SIDCO Industrial Complex, Bari Brahmama, Jammu- 181133.Identification and Assay of Ofloxacin & OrnidazoleDrug Control Department AssamRDTL Guwahati
46.CIPROFLOXACI N HYDROCHLORI DE TABLETS I.P. 500 mgB. No.: KA3202 Mfg dt: 01/2022 Exp dt: 12/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Limited, Plot No. 37, Site No.34/4, NTTF Main Road, II Phase, Peenya, Bengaluru – 560058, India.DissolutionDrug Control Department JharkhandRDTL Guwahati
47.ALCIFLOX 500 (Ciprofloxacin Tablets I.P.)B. No.: ACT22004SL Mfg dt: 02/2022 Exp dt: 01/2025 Mfd by: M/s. Shiva Biogenetic Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. village Manpura, Baddi, Dist. Solan, Himachal Pradesh- 174101.DissolutionDrug Control Department JharkhandRDTL Guwahati
48.Telmisartan Tablets IP 40 mgB. No.: T101004 Mfg dt: 09/2021 Exp dt: 08/2023 Mfd by: M/s. ANG Lifesciences India Ltd. Village Malkumajra, Nalagarh Road, Baddi, Distt. Solan- 173205- Himachal Pradesh.Dissolution & DescriptionDrug Control Department BiharRDTL Guwahati

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