Drug alert: 36 out of 895 samples declared as NSQ in April 2023

Download the list of NSQ samples for April 2023

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Download the list of NSQ samples for April 2023, the link is given below: The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has declared 35 drug samples out of a total of 1497 drug samples tested as not of standard quality (NSQ) and none as misbranded and one spurious during the month of April 2023.

NSQ List is given below

Out of the 895 samples tested during the month, 859 samples came out with standard quality, while 35 samples were declared as not of standard quality (NSQ) & none declared as misbranded, and one as spurious.

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None of the samples were identified as adulterated however one declared as spurious 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 March 2023, the authorities tested 1497 samples, out of which 1149 samples were tested as of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 48 and none as misbranded and none as spurious.

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.

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

S.NoName of Drugs/medical device/cosmeticsBatch No./Date of Manufacture/Date of Expiry/Manufactured ByReason for failureDrawn ByFrom
1.Losartan Tablets I.P. 25 mgB. No.: 3803821 Mfg dt: 11/2021 Exp dt: 10/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Karnataka Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Limited, Plot No.14, II Phase, Peenya, Bengaluru – 560058.DissolutionCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
2.Omitan – 20 (Olmesartan Medoxomil Tablets I.P.)B. No.: T-3567 Mfg dt: 04/2022 Exp dt: 03/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Jackson Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 22-34, Majitha Road, Bye Pass, Amritsar – 143 001 (India) Punjab.Dissolution & AssayCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
3.Paracetamol Tablets I.P. 500 mgB. No.: 2505122 Mfg dt: 02/2022 Exp dt: 01/2025 Mfd by: M/s. Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Limited, Plot No. 14, II Phase, Peenya Industrial Area, Bengaluru-560058.DescriptionCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
4.Metopal – 50 XL (Metoprolol Succinate Extended Release Tablets IP)B. No.: JD22036 Mfg dt: 06/2022 Exp dt: 05/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Skymap Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., B-3, Dev Bhoomi Industrial Estate, Puhana Iqbalpur Road, Roorkee- 247667, Uttarakhand.Dissolution & Assay of Metoprolol SuccinateCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
5.Paracetamol Tablets I.P. 500 mgB. No.: 2510922 Mfg dt: 04/2022 Exp dt: 03/2025 Mfd by: M/s. Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Limited, Plot No. 14, II Phase, Peenya Industrial Area, Bengaluru-560058..Description & DissolutionCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
6.Astrazol (Zoledronic Acid Injection IP 4 mg)B. No.: L22ZL09A1 Mfg dt: 09/2022 Exp dt: 08/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Medion Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Village – Kaundi, Baddi, Solan, Himachal Pradesh 173205.Particulate MatterCDSCO HyderabadCDL Kolkata
7.Astrizo-2.5 Tablets (Letrozole Tablets I.P. 2.5 mg)B. No.: SPT220701 Mfg dt: 03/2022 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Salus Pharmaceuticals, 480/211, Harraipur, P.O. Gurumajra, Teh. Baddi, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh- 173205.DissolutionCDSCO HyderabadCDL Kolkata
8.Cefo-S (Cefoperazone & Sulbactam for Injection)B. No.: I220044B Mfg dt: 07/2022 Exp dt: 06/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Astrica Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., First Floor, Plot No. 9-18/5, Bharathi Nagar, Temple Alwal, Medchal Hyderabad – 10, Works At: Vill. Gaunspura, P.O. Noorpur Bet, Hambran, Ludhiana -141008, Punjab.Assay of SulbactamCDSCO HyderabadCDL Kolkata
9.Misoprostol Tablets IP 200 mcg (Misovent- 200)B. No.: ATH-517 Mfg dt: 08/2022 Exp dt: 07/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Astrica Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Works at: 440/3, Village Katha, Baddi, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh – 173 205.AssayCDSCO HyderabadCDL Kolkata
10.Vitasurge Syrup 200ml (Multivitamin & Minerals Syrup)B. No.: CVS-22011 Mfg dt: 09/2022 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Ceego Labs Pvt. Ltd. S. No. 84/1A1, 86/3A1, 86/3A2, 86/3B1, Manjamedu Village, Thenneri Post 631604, Kancheepuram Taluk & District, Tamilnadu, India.Assay of Vitamin A and Cholecalcifer olCDSCO South Zone ChennaiCDL Kolkata
11.Urimax D (Tamsulosin Hydrochloride & Dutasteride Tablets)B. No.: GH20067 Mfg dt: 01/2022 Exp dt: 12/2023 Mfd by: M/s. Cipla Ltd., Verna Indl. Estate, Goa 403722, India.Identification & Assay of Tamsulosin Hydrochloride and Dutasteride The sample is deemed to be SpuriousDrug Control Department OdishaCDL Kolkata
12.Irinotecan Injection IPB. No.: 01220013E Mfg dt: 03/2022 Exp dt: 02/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Cosmas Research Laboratories Ltd., Village – Gaunspura, P.O. Noorpur Bet. Hambran, Ludhiana- 141008 Punjab.Description, Ph Extractable volume & Particulate matterDrug Control Department OdishaCDL Kolkata
13.SOCOF – BR (Terbutaline Sulphate, Bromhexine HCl, Guaiphenesin & Menthol Syrup) 100 mlB. No.: MH22-166 Mfg dt: 10/2022 Exp dt: 09/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Mahys Pharmaceuticals, Satulur – 522 549, Andhra Pradesh.Assay of MentholDrug Control Department Andhra PradeshCDL Kolkata
14.Mucotrol – LS Cough Syrup (Levosalbutamol, Ambroxol HCl and Guaiphenesin Cough Expectorant) 100 mlB. No.: MH22-154 Mfg dt: 10/2022 Exp dt: 09/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Mahys Pharmaceuticals, Survey No. 519 – C3A2, Satuluru -522549, Andhra Pradesh.Description, Assay of Levosalbuta mol & Ambroxol HydrochlorideDrug Control Department Andhra PradeshCDL Kolkata
15.BETACID (Aluminia, Magnesia and Simethicone Oral Suspension U.S.P.)B. No.: BC-10222 Mfg dt: 10/2022 Exp dt: 09/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Alapati Pharma, 467, Pernamitta – 523 233, Andhra Pradesh.Assay of Polydimethyl -siloxaneDrug Control Department Andhra PradeshCDL Kolkata
16.Nihar Naturals Coconut Hair Oil (Type 3 Hair Oil)B. No.: Not Stated Mfg dt: Not Stated Exp dt: Not Stated Mfd by: M/s. Not StatedDescription and Acid Value.Drug Control Department JharkhandCDTL Chennai
17.MEENA SHRI BELPAAT SINDURB. No.: Not Stated Mfg dt: Not Stated Exp dt: Not Stated Mfd by M/s. Meena Chemical Products, Ranchi-1Test for FinenessDrug Control Department JharkhandCDTL Chennai
18.MEENA SHRI PUJA ROLI SINDURB. No.: Not Stated Mfg dt: Not Stated Exp dt: Not Stated Mfd by: M/s. Meena Chemical Products, Ranchi-1Test for FinenessDrug Control Department JharkhandCDTL Chennai
19.Ziten Tablets (Teneligliptin Tablets IP 20 mg)B. No.: 18220672 Mfg dt: 09/2022 Exp dt: 08/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Samlik Marchak, Industrial Growth Centre, East Sikkim, Sikkim – 737135.DissolutionCDSCO HyderabadCDTL Chennai
20.Amoxycillin, Cloxacillin & Lactic Acid Bacillus Capsules (MoxiSpin®-D)B. No.: SPL-220225 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 BiharRDTL Guwahati
21. .PANTOPRAZOLE GESTRO- RESISTANT AND DOMPERIDONE PROLONGED- RELEASE CAPSULES IP PAN-DB. No.: 21442024 Mfg dt: 07/2021 Exp dt: 06/2023 Mfd by: M/s. ALKEM ALKEM HEALTH SCIENCE, A unit of Alkem Laboratories Limited, Unit-2 Samardung, Karek Block, P.O.: Namthang, South Sikkim-737137.Assay of Pantoprazole and DomperidoneDrug Control Department AssamRDTL Guwahati
22.Paracetamol Oral Suspension I.P. 60 ml. (FOR PAEDIATRIC USE)B. No.: 622-412 Mfg dt: 07/2022 Exp dt: 06/2024 Mfd by: M/s. ZEE LABORATORIES, 47, Industrial Area, Paonta Sahib – 173025 Himachal Pradesh.AssayCDSCO Sub-Zone GuwahatiRDTL Guwahati
23.Calcizen Suspension (Calcium Phosphate Vitamin D3 & B12 Suspension)B. No.: 21216 Mfg dt: 08/2022 Exp dt: 01/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Zenith Drugs Pvt. Ltd. (A WHO-GMP Certified Company) 72/5, Muradpura (Orangpura) Dhar Road, Near Kalaria, Indore 453001, Madhya Pradesh- India.Assay of Vitamin D3Drug Control Department BiharRDTL Guwahati
24.FINAVIV-1 Tablets (Finasteride Tablets)B. No.: AT22070978 Mfg dt: 07/2022 Exp dt: 06/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Accura Care Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Vill. Moginand Nahan Road, Kala Amb, Distt-Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh – 173030.DissolutionDrug Control Department JharkhandRDTL Guwahati
25.Odeflox – OZ (Ofloxacin & Ornidazole Tablets IP)B. No.: PR-202205 Mfg dt: 02/2022 Exp dt: 01/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Park Pharmaceuticals, 272, Ind. Area, Phase-II, Panchkula-134 113. Haryana.DissolutionDrug Control Department AssamRDTL Guwahati
26.Pantoprazole (EC) & Domperidone (SR) Capsules I.P. GFree® – DB. No.: CF0552 Mfg dt: 06/2022 Exp dt: 05/2024 Mfd by: M/s. SYSTOLE REMEDIES PVT. LTD. Vill. Ogli Kala Amb, The. Nahan, Distt. Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh – 173030.Assay of PantoprazoleDrug Control Department JharkhandRDTL Guwahati
27.AMLODIPINE AND ATENOLOL TABLETS IP (ALAMO-AT)B. No.: MDG226D Mfg dt: 04/2022 Exp dt: 03/2024 Mfd by: M/s. M.R. Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., At: Village: Tanda Mallu, Kashipur Road, Ramnagar- 244715, Dist. Nainital, Uttarakhand (INDIA).Dissolution and AssayCDSCO Zonal Office HyderabadCDTL Hyderabad
28.AMLODIPINE AND ATENOLOL TABLETS IP (ALAMO-AT)B. No.: MRT1846 Mfg dt: 12/2021 Exp dt: 11/2023 Mfd by: M/s. M.R. Healthcare pvt. Ltd., Village: Tanda Mallu, Kashipur Road, Ramnagar-244715, Dist. Nainital, Uttarakhand, (INDIA).Dissolution and AssayCDSCO Zonal Office HyderabadCDTL Hyderabad
29.RANTIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS IP 150 mgB. No.: AT22200 Mfg dt: 08/2022 Exp dt: 07/2024 Mfd by: M/s. Alves Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Village Nangal Uperla, Swarghat Road, Tehsil, Nalagarh Dist. Solan- 174101 (H.P.). INDIA.Uniformity of WeightCDSCO South Zonal ChennaiCDTL Hyderabad
30.Diclofenac Sodium Injection IPB. No.: DSIY-85 Mfg dt: 12/2021 Exp dt: 11/2023 Mfd by: M/s. HINDUSTAN ANTIBIOTICS LTD., (A Government Of India Enterprises) At 11, W.E.A. Faridabad- 121001 (Haryana).Particulate MatterCDSCO Sub Zone BaddiRDTL Chandigarh
31.Loose Green Color Capsules (Purported to be contains Tramadol, Pregabalin and Other)B. No.: Not mentioned Mfg dt: null Exp dt: null Mfd by: M/s. Not Mentioned.Identification (B) of PregabalinDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
32.Enrofloxacin Injection IP (Vet.)B. No.: VENF-250A Mfg dt: 01/2022 Exp dt: 12/2023 Mfd by: M/s. PUSHKAR PHARMA, Bhandariwala, Kheri, Kala-Amb-173030, Himachal Pradesh.pHDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
33.Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Tablets IP (Svlo Tablets)B. No.: LV20MT-672 Mfg dt: 12/2020 Exp dt: 11/2022 Mfd by: M/s. L.V. LIFE SCIENCES, VPO Gurumajra, Baddi, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh- 174101.AssayDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
34.Ibuprofen Tablets IP 200 mgB. No.: IB-22A01 Mfg dt: 02/2023 Exp dt: 01/2025 Mfd by: M/s. Cyper Pharma, K.No. 825-827, Gullarwala, Sai Road, Baddi, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh – 173205 INDIA.DissolutionDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
35.Cefixime, Ofloxacin and Lactic Acid Bacillus Tablets (C- Cef OLB Tablets)B. No.: SLH-2101 Mfg dt: 01/2022 Exp dt: 12/2023 Mfd by: M/s. PRAGTI REMEDIES, Plot No.- 143, G.S. Road Link, Ulubari Guwahati, Assam-781008.Identification and Assay of Cefixime, Ofloxacin and Lactic Acid BacillusDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh

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