I wonder if this is the same one they give out here. Every time I take my kids to the clinic they give Augmentin like it's going out of style.
"The Ministry of Health has banned an antibiotic medicine commonly used for
the treatment of children after it was found unit for human use.
The health authorities have issued a circular to all pharmacies, medical
centres and hospitals to withdraw Augmentin 250 Suspension with Batch No.
517,999 and manufactured by pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline.
Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and
Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practices and Licences, Chairman of the
Vigilance Committee Pharmaceuticals, said the circular was part of the
ministry's keenness to preserve the public interest and community health.
The health ministry has asked the manufacturer to withdraw the product from
the market because it contains small pieces of plastic in the medicine which got
mixed while manufacturing. The ministry also asked the manufacturer not to
import new contaminated bottles from the same batch as the medicine is unfit for
The ministry has asked the manufacturer to provide registration and
administration details of the drug and also the results of the withdrawal, Dr.
The manufacturer has also been asked to ensure supply of medicine from the
other batch numbers so there is no shortage of the medicine in the market.
The Ministry of Health also alerted healthcare practitioners to inform their
patients in this regard to avoid using drug from this batch if they have it at
Dr. Amiri advised that in case of any side effects, please fill out the form
for side effects of the drug ADR which is available on http://www.cpd-pharma.ae or
contact the following numbers: Telephone: 02-6117391 or 6117642 or Fax
02-6313742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The undersecretary confirmed that this warning is directed to all healthcare
practitioners to follow their patients, pointing out that the circular was
distributed to all stakeholders and relevant health and bodies operating in the
I will have to keep an eye out for this product.