To ensure the safety and efficacy of the public health, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) under Ministry of Health & family Welfare, Govt. of India issued alert notice in their public domain regarding harmfulness of a particular medicine which was failed in test/ analysis in Govt. Laboratory (NABL Accredited Laboratory).
In the same way it is to mention that the drug/ medicine which comes under the category of “Not of Standard Quality” (NSQ), Adulterated or Spurious after test/ analysis a circular issued across the country to stop sale/ distribution in the market and further use of that type of medicine/ drug may cause of ill health or damage the body or it may cause of death also.
The Drugs Controller General (India) has shared the information for awareness of the common public for restriction of use of the medicine Levocetirizine Tablets I.P. 5mg., Batch No. 1911.
Drug/ Medicine Name: Levocetirizine Tablets I.P. 5mg.
Batch No. 1911
Manufactured by: Deepin Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Village: Dharawara, Post: Kalaria- 453 001, Tehsil: Depalpur, Madhya Pradesh
The above mentioned drug/ medicine is declared “Not of Standard Quality” by the Govt. Analyst, Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL), 3, kyd Street, Kolkata- 700 016.
The drug, Levocetirizine Tablets I.P. 5mg. is failed in the test for *Description, as a result, it is to state that, use of the drug/ medicine is harmful to health and it may cause death also.
The drug, Levocetirizine Tablets I.P. 5mg. was drawn by the Drugs Inspector/ Government of India representative of CDSCO, Zonal Office, Hyderabad, CDSCO BHAVAN, Beside T.B. & Demonstration Centre, S.R. Nagar, Hyderabad-500 038, Andhra Pradesh and forwarded to Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL), 3, Kyd Street, Kolkata- 700 016 for Test and Analysis.
Why should not to be taken the drug/ medicine ?
The drug/ medicine, Levocetirizine Tablets I.P. 5mg. after test/ analysis, the Govt. Analyst declared the drug is failed to comply with the condition specified under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940. The Govt. Analyst also remarked the drug sample does not conform to IP with respect to test for Description.
Use of Levocetirizine Tablets:
Levocetirizine is in group of antihistamine it is used as a anti-allergic medicine, symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose, itching eye or nose, and sneezing.
Levocetirizine is also used to relieve itching and hives. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.