– Pharmacy and Poisons Board ordered chemists to stop selling Gentamed, Caregenta-80 and Dawagenta
– The three drugs are normally used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia and meningitis
– The drugs are manufactured by China’s Cspc Ouyi Pharmaceutical Company, Shandong Shenglu and Shandong Xier Kantai
– The decision to recall them comes two weeks after the government also banned use of HIV drug, Dolutegravir (DTG)
The government has suspended with immediate effect prescription of Gentamed, Caregenta-80 and Dawagenta in Kenya.
The three Chinese manufactured drugs were found to cause severe side effects in patients and TUKO.co.ke understands that was the main reason why they were recalled from the local market.
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A public notice issued by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board on Wednesday, July 18, indicated the three drugs caused severe headaches when injected.
According to the Board, Gentamed, Caregenta-80 and Dawagenta were normally used to treat or prevent bacterial infections such as pneumonia and meningitis.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board directed the pharmacists to furnish it with detailed report on the quantities of the drugs they already had in their facilities and who the suppliers were.
Gentamed was reportedly being manufactured by Cspc Ouyi Pharmaceutical Company whereas Caregenta-80 was manufactured by Shandong Shenglu.
Dawagenta was being manufactured by Shandong Xier Kantai.
The latest drug ban comes about two weeks after the government also banned use of Dolutegravir (DTG), an HIV drug that was found to have negative side effect in pregnant mothers.
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