Pediatric drugs cited in WHO alert not sold in Jordan — JFDA

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AMMAN — The head of the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JDFA) assured the public that no pediatric medicines available in Jordan fall under the recent World Health Organization (WHO) warning, Al-Ghad reported on Monday.اضافة اعلان

The WHO on Wednesday issued a medical product alert for four contaminated pediatric medicines, the toxic effects of which could lead to acute kidney injury and death, among other symptoms.

The contaminated products are Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup, and Magrip N Cold Syrup, manufactured by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd, the WHO said in the alert. The organization also said that Gambia is the only country where the medicines have been identified.

JFDA Director-General Nizar Mhaidat stressed that these specific drugs are not sold in the Kingdom, and that their manufacturer is not registered in Jordan.

While medicines of the same scientific formula are available, the ingredients and manufacturing processes involved in the creation of those medicines is monitored and approved by the JFDA.

Mhaidat underlined that, whenever a product alert is issued, the JDFA investigates the products involved, adding that the agency follows up on all alerts and warnings from international pharmaceutical and health authorities.

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