Drug alert: 51 out of 1306 samples declared as NSQ in July 2023

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Last Updated on January 5, 2024 by The Health Master

Drug alert: Download the list of NSQ samples for July 2023, the link is given below: The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has declared 51 drug samples out of a total of 1306 drug samples tested as not of standard quality (NSQ), none as misbranded, and 3 as spurious during the month of July 2023.

NSQ List is given below the article

Out of the 1306 samples tested during the month, 1252 came out with standard quality, 51 were declared not of standard quality (NSQ), none were declared misbranded, and 3 were declared spurious.

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None of the samples were identified as adulterated; however, 3 declared 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, or misbranded.

During the month of June 2023, the authorities tested 1273 samples, out of which 1225 were of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 48, with none being misbranded and one being spurious.

During the month of May 2023, the authorities tested 1302 samples, out of which 1274 were of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 27, with none being misbranded and one being spurious.

During the month of April 2023, the authorities tested 895 samples, out of which 859 were of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 35, with none being misbranded and one being spurious.

During the month of March 2023, the authorities tested 1497 samples, out of which 1149 were of standard quality. The number of samples declared as not of standard quality was 48, with none being misbranded or spurious.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

S.NoName of Drugs/medical device/cosmeticsBatch No.Date of ManufactureDate of ExpiryManufactured ByReason for failureDrawn ByFrom
1Folic Acid Tablets IP 5mgT11200505/202204/2024ANG Lifesciences India Ltd., Village Malkumajra, Nalagarh Road, Baddi, Distt. Solan 173205 H.P.Description                    & Hydrolysis ProductsCDSCO               East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
2Tamsulosin Hydrochloride & Dutasteride Tablets (Urimax D)GH2006701/202212/2024Cipla Ltd., Verna Indl. Estate, Goa 403722, IndiaIdentification and Assay of Dutasteride and Assay of Tamsulosin HydrochlorideCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
3Paracin Plus Suspension (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol Suspension)KCC24A0 02A1A04/202303/2025Stadmed Private Limited, 15, Jawpore Road, Kolkata- 700074Assay of Ibuprofen and ParacetmolCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
4Paracin Plus Suspension (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol Suspension)KCC24A0 01A1A04/202303/2025Stadmed Private Limited, 15, Jawpore Road, Kolkata- 700074Assay of Ibuprofen and ParacetmolCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
5Ornidazole & Ofloxacin Tablets IPHOOZ0107/202206/2024Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd., (A Govt. of India Enterprise) At: 11, W.E.A., Faridabad – 121 001 (Haryana).DescriptionCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
6MONZET (Montelukast Sodium and Levocetrizine Hydrochloride Tablets IP)DMZT- 220512/202211/2024Kniss Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., No.9, Multe Industrial Estate, Gerugambakkam, Chennai- 600128.DissolutionCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
7Lonapam® MD 0.5 (Clonazepam Mouth Dissolving Tablets 0.5 mg)43L22T0103/202202/2025Shine Pharmaceuticals Limited, Plot No. 132, Karjan- Vemardi Road, Juni Jitherdi, Ta. Karjan-391240, Dist.: Vadodara (Gujarat)Related SubstancesCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
8Lonapam® MD 0.5 (Clonazepam Mouth Dissolving Tablets 0.5 mg)43L23T0102/202301/2026Shine Pharmaceuticals Limited, Plot No. 132, Karjan- Vemardi Road, Juni Jitherdi, Ta. Karjan-391240, Dist.: Vadodara (Gujarat)Related SubstancesCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
9Lonapam® MD 0.5 (Clonazepam Mouth Dissolving Tablets 0.5 mg)43L22T0309/202208/2025Shine Pharmaceuticals Limited, Plot No. 132, Karjan- Vemardi Road, Juni Jitherdi, Ta. Karjan-391240, Dist.: Vadodara (Gujarat)Related SubstancesCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL Kolkata
10Maxflux 100 ml (Flucloxacillin Oral solution BP 125mg/5ml)M48100507/202106/2023Maxheal Pharmaceuticals (India) Ltd., 95/6, M.I.D.C. Satpur, Nashik, Maharashtra 422 007Assay of FlucloxacillinCDSCO West Zone MumbaiCDL Kolkata
11Maxflux 100 ml (Flucloxacillin Oral solution BP 125mg/5ml)M48100607/202106/2023Maxheal Pharmaceuticals (India) Ltd., 95/6, M.I.D.C. Satpur, Nashik, Maharashtra 422 007Assay of FlucloxacillinCDSCO West Zone MumbaiCDL Kolkata
12Neomycin Sulphate Ointment USP 20 gm02303/202302/2025Deep Pharma, Unit-2, Survey No. 293/3, Behind Jalaram Mandir, Kalikund Kheda Road, Dholka, Ahmedabad- 382225, GujaratAssay of NeomycinCDSCO AhmedabadCDL Kolkata
13PYRITOL (Paracetamol Injection) 2mlHIPM220 08B12/202211/2024Health Biotech Ltd., Village: Sandoli, Nalagarh Road, Baddi, Dist. Solan (HP) India 173205Particulate MatterCDSCO AhmedabadCDL Kolkata
14Rabeprazole Gastro-Resistant Tablets IP 20 mgAT2302902/202301/2025Alves Healthcare Private Limited, Village Nangal Uperla, Swarghat Road, Tehsil, Nalagarh, Dist. Solan – 174101 (H.P.), IndiaDissolutionCDSCO AhmedabadCDL Kolkata
15SN-15 Plus (Serratiopeptidase & Diclofenac Potassium Tablets)DS-40710/202209/2024Ruby Organics Pvt. Ltd., D- 79, T.T.C, M.I.D.C, Turbhe, Navi Mumbai-400705.DisintegrationCDSCO HyderabadCDL Kolkata
16Ondansetron Injection IPL300311/202210/2024Captab Biotic, Unit-II, Plot No.125, EPIP Road, Mauja Jharmajri, Baddi, Distt. Solan H.P. 173205.Description and Particulate MatterDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshCDL Kolkata
17Compound Sodium Lactate Injection IP (Ringer Lactate Solution for Injection) RL 500 mlODF 22129212/202211/2024Haseeb Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Plot No. F 9/14, 15, 16, MIDC, Nagpur-440016.Particulate ContaminationDrug Control Department OdishaCDL Kolkata
18Diclofenac Sodium, Paracetamol and Serratiopeptidase TabletsF2301802/202301/2026Brussels Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 33, Changodar Ind. Estate, Sarkhej Bavla Road, Changodar – 382210, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.Assay of SerratiopeptidaseCDSCO AhmedabadCDL Kolkata
19Carbamazepine Tablets IP 200 mgGCB512/202211/2024Super Formulations Pvt. Ltd., 16-B & 15-F, Industrial Area, Maxi Road, Ujjain (M.P.)-456010.DISSOLUTIONCDSCO Zonal Office ChennaiCDTL Chennai
20Norfloxacin Tablets IP 400 mgNRT2300 901/202312/2024Vivek Pharmachem (India) Ltd.,NH-8, Chimanpura, Amer, Jaipur-303 102.DISSOLUTIONCDSCO Subzonal Office BangaloreCDTL Chennai
21Chymovit Forte (Trypsin- Chymotrypsin Tablets)DMT0027 J01/202312/2024DM PHARMA PRIVATE LIMITED., Vill. Bhud, NH- 21A, Baddi, Distt. Solan (H.P.) 173 205Uniformity of Weight, Average Weight & Disintegration test (Acid stage)CDSCO West-Zone MumbaiCDTL Mumbai
22Trypsin-Chymotrypsin Tablets (Chymnetra-Forte)DT1624H12/202211/2024DM PHARMA PRIVATE LIMITED., Vill. Bhud, NH- 21A, Baddi, Distt. Solan (H.P.) 173 205Uniformity of Weight, & Average WeightCDSCO West-Zone MumbaiCDTL Mumbai
23Amoxycillin & Potassium Clavulanate Tablets I.P. 625 mg422-494A03/202202/2024Zee Laboratories Ltd., Behind 47, Industrial Area, Paonta Sahib- 173 025AssayCDSCO West-Zone MumbaiCDTL Mumbai
24Tropicamide Eye Drops IP 1 % w/vGTC00205/202204/2024Vivimed Labs Limited., Plot No.8, Phase V, IDA, Jeedimetla, Medchal- Malkajgiri, Dist. Telangana State – 500 055Sterility & AssayCDSCO West-Zone MumbaiCDTL Mumbai
25Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Syrup IP (Hungree Syrup)3048903/202302/2025Zenith Drugs Pvt. Ltd., 72/5, Muradpura (Orangpura) Dhar Road, Near Kalaria, Indore 453001 (MP) IndiapHCDSCO IndoreCDTL Mumbai
26AMLODIPINE AND ATENOLOL TABLETS IP (ALAMO -AT)MDG281 K11/202210/2024M.R. HEALTHCARE PVT. LTD. Village : Tanda Mallu, Kashipur Road, Ramnagar – 244715, Dist. Nainital, Uttarakhand( INDIA)Assay of Amlodipine Besilate equivalent to Amlodipine OnlyCDSCO                   Zonal Office HyderabadCDTL, HYDERABAD
27ONDANSETRON ORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLETS IP (ONDAPLUS-MD 4)GT23030 56B03/202302/2025Roseate Medicare., Vill. Anji, Bypass Road, P.O. Barog, Tehsil & Distt. Solan, 173211 (H.P.) INDIA.Test for DisintegrationCDSCO             Zonal Office            HyderabadCDTL, HYDERABAD
28AMOXYCILLIN AND POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE ORAL SUSPENSION I.P. (TRUECLAM DS)PM-1606409/202202/2024PERENNIAL MEDICARE, Shamti, Solan-173212 (H.P.)pH and AssayCDSCO             Zonal Office            HyderabadCDTL, HYDERABAD
29ALBENDAZOLE TABLETS I.P. 400 mg (FOZY)RD09- 220210/202209/2024Vance & Health Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Khasra No. 410, Karondi, Roorkee-247 667, UttarakhandTest for DissolutionCDSCO Port Office VisakhapatnamCDTL, HYDERABAD
30Olmesartan Medoxomil Tablets IP 40 mgGT22183 110/202209/2024Theon Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Vill.Saini Majra, Tehsil Nalagarh, Distt. Solan (H.P.) 174101DissolutionCDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
31Aluminium Hydroxide (0.291 gm), Magnesium Hydroxide (98 mg) and Oxetacaine (10 mg )GelML22076 111/202210/2024Mascot Health Series Pvt. Ltd, Plot No. 79,80, Sec-6A, IIE, Sidcul, Haridwar 249403Assay of OxetacaineCDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
32Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid Controlled Release Tablets 500 mg422-220212/202211/2024ZEE LABORATORIES LTD., Behind 47, Industrial Area, Paonta Sahib-173025Identification of Valproic Acid and Assay of Valproic Acid and Sodium ValproateCDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
33Rabeprazole Sodium (Enteric Coated) and Domperidone (Sustained Release) Capsules (20 mg/30 mg)RPE-225807/202206/2024Apple Formulations Pvt. Ltd., Plot No. 208, Kishanpur, Roorkee-247667 (U.K.)Assay of Rabeprazole SodiumCDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
34Itraconazole Capsules 100 mgZ22-29303/202202/2024Zee Laboratories Ltd., Behind 47, Industrial Area, Paonta Sahib-173025DissolutionCDSCO North ZoneRDTL Chandigarh
35Metformin Hydrochloride Prolonged-release and Glimepiride Tablets IP (Glimipulse M1 Tablets)SGT- 0624A12/202211/2024Saitech Medicare Pvt. Ltd., Village-Kheri, Trilokpur Road, Kala-Amb, Distt. Sirmour, (H.P.) 173030Assay of GlimepirideCDSCO                     Sub- Zone     BaddiRDTL Chandigarh
36Rosuvastatin Tablets IP (Rosuvas 10 Tablets)SID3056A11/202204/2025Sun pharma laboratories ltd., Plot No. 107-108, Namli Block, P.O. Ranipool, East- Skkim-737135Description and Assay of Rosuvastatin Calcium calculated as RosuvastatinDrug Control Department DelhiRDTL Chandigarh
37Nimesulide and Paracetamol Tablets (CDNIM-P TABLETS)SMP- 220501/202312/2024Cyper Pharma, K.No. 825- 827, Vill.Gullarwala, Sai Road, Baddi, Distt. Solan (H.P.) 173205 INDIAUniformity of weight and Assay of Nimesulide and ParacetamolDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
38Calcium Carbonate with Vitamin D3 Tablets (CYPCAL-FORTE TABLETS)CLF- 2201311/202210/2024CYPER PHARMA, K.No. 825-827, Vill.Gullarwala, Sai Road, Baddi, Tehsil Nalagarh, Distt. Solan (H.P.) 173205 INDIAAssay of Vitamin D3Drug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
39Albendazole Tablets IP 400 mgABD-220601/202312/2024CYPER PHARMA, K.No. 825-827, Vill.Gullarwala, Sai Road, Baddi, Tehsil Nalagarh, Distt. Solan (H.P.) 173205DissolutionDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
40Indomethacin Capsules IP (INDOMETHACIN CAPSULES)IND-220202/202301/2026CYPER PHARMA, K.No. 825-827, Vill.Gullarwala, Sai Road, Baddi, Tehsil Nalagarh, Distt. Solan (H.P.) 173205 INDIAUniformity of weight and Assay of IndomethacinDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
41Griseofulvin Tablets IP 250 mg (Grisowin-250 Tablets)GSP- 22B0801/202312/2024CYPER PHARMA, K.No. 825-827, Vill.Gullarwala, Sai Road, Baddi, Tehsil Nalagarh, Distt. Solan (H.P.) 173205 (India)Uniformity of weight and Assay of GriseofulvinDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
42Ampicillin Capsules IP (ampicillin Capsules IP-250)AMP- 22A0701/202312/2024Cyper Pharma, K.No. 825- 827, Vill. Gullarwala, Sai Road, Baddi, Distt. Solan (H.P.) 173205 INDIAAssay of Ampcillin Trihydrate calculated as AmpicillinDrug Control Department Himachal PradeshRDTL Chandigarh
43Furosemide Tablets IP 40mg (Furosemide-40)T21272103/202202/2024United Bioceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Plot No. 33C, Industrial Part- IV, Begumpur, Haridwar- 249402 UttarakhandDissolutionDrug Control Department NagalandRDTL, Guwahati
44MULTIELECTROLYTE WITH 20% w/v DEXTROSE INJECTION (INTALYTE (Veterinary)IN703401 103/202302/2026Abaris Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Survey No. 1407-11, Village Rajpur, Tal. Kadi. Dist. Mehsana-382740 (Gujarat)Particulate Contamination, Sterility and DescriptionDrug Control Department BiharRDTL, Guwahati
45Telmisartan Tablets I.P. 40mg.T10100409/202108/2023ANG Lifesciences India Ltd., Village Malkumajra, Nalagarh Road, Baddi, Distt. Solan- 173205 (H.P.), IndiaDescriptionDrug Control Department BiharRDTL, Guwahati
46Paraccetamol Tablets I.P. 500 mgDGT22- 25706/202205/2024ORNATE LABS PVT. LTD. Bela Industrial Estate, Muzaffarpur- 842005Dissolution and AssayDrug Control Department BiharRDTL, Guwahati
47DEXADEC INJECTION (Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection I.P. 2 ml.)TGL0223 031702/202301/2025T & G Medicare, Vill. Kunjhal, P.O. Baddi, Dist. Solan, H.P.Sterility and BETDrug Control Department Arunachal PradeshRDTL, Guwahati
48OFLOXACIN & ORNIDAZOLE TABLETS I.P. (OFNI-OZ)AT220708 2707/202206/2024Accura Care Pharmaceuticals pvt. Ltd., Vill. Moginand, Nahan Road, Kala Amb. Distt- Sirmour (H.P.) 173030Dissolution of Ofloxacin and OrnidazoleCDSCO Sub Zone, GuwahatiRDTL, Guwahati
S.NoName of Drugs/medical device/cosmeticsBatch No.Date of ManufactureDate of ExpiryManufactured ByReason for failureDrawn ByFromRemarks
49Pantoprazole Gastro- Resistant and Domperidone Prolonged Release Capsules IP (PAN-D)2344076203/202302/2025Alkem Health Science, A Unit of Alkem Laboratories Limited, Unit- 2, Samardung, Karek Block, P.O.: Namthang, South Sikkim-737137Identification & Assay of Pantoprazole & Domperidone (Sample is deemed to be Spurious)CDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL KolkataThe actual manufacturer (as per label claim) has informed that the impugned batch of the product has not been manufactured by them and that it is a spurious drug. Thus, the product is purported to be spurious, however, the same is subject to outcome of investigation.
50Amoxycillin and Potassium Clavulanate Tablets IP (CLAVAM 625)2344077403/202308/2024Alkem Health Science, A Unit of Alkem Laboratories Limited, Unit- 2, Samardung, Karek Block, P.O.: Namthang, South Sikkim-737137Identification & Assay of Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid (Sample is deemed to be Spurious)CDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL KolkataThe actual manufacturer (as per label claim) has informed that the impugned batch of the product has not been manufactured by them and that it is a spurious drug. Thus, the product is purported to be spurious, however, the same is subject to outcome of investigation.
51Pantoprazole Gastro- resistant Tablets IP (PAN 40)2344008701/202306/2025Alkem Health Science, A Unit of Alkem Laboratories Limited, Unit- 2, Samardung, Karek Block, P.O.: Namthang, South Sikkim-737137DissolutionCDSCO East Zone KolkataCDL KolkataThe actual manufacturer (as per label claim) has informed that the impugned batch of the product has not been manufactured by them and that it is a spurious drug. Thus, the product is purported to be spurious, however, the same is subject to outcome of investigation.

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