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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
09-March-2011 16:36 IST
Instructions to Withdraw Medicines with Same Brand Name
The office of Drugs Controller General (India) had requested the State Drugs Controllers on 7.2.2011 to withdraw the permissions for the following different drug formulations with the same ‘AZ’ brand names under their jurisdiction:

(i) Cetirizine, manufactured by M/s Sienna Formulations Pvt. Limited, Vadodara, Gujarat.
(ii) Albendazone, manufactured by M/s Cure Quick Pharma, Karnal, Haryana.
(iii) Azithromycin, manufactured by M/s Eugenics, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

The formulations for which permissions have since been withdrawn as per information provided by State Licensing Authorities are:

(i) Zocor Dry Syrup, Zocor Drops & Zocor-125 manufactured by M/s Per Pharmaceuticals, 272, Indl. Area, Phase-II, Panchkula.
(ii) Neogest-50 and Neogest-100 manufactured by M/s Oscar Remedies Pvt. Ltd., Oscar House, Baddi, Majara, Yamuna Nagar.
(iii) Metagesic Suspension & Metagesic Plus Syrup manufactured by M/s Amree Pharmaceuticals, 1/10, Shiv Colony, Kaithal Road, Karnal.
(iv) AZ suspension (Albendazole Suspension) manufactured by M/s Cure Quick Pharmaceuticals, 20/3, HSIDC, Karnal.
(v) AZ tablets manufactured by M/s R.H.Laboratories, Gondpur Indl. Area, Paonta Sahib, Distt. Sirmour, HP. (Marketed by M/s Cure Quick Pharma, Karnal, Haryana)
(vi) AZ suspensions manufactured by M/s R.H. Laboratories, Gondpur Indl. Area, Ponta Sahib, Distt. Sirmour, HP. (Marketd by M/s Cure Quick Pharma, Karnal, Haryana)
(vii) Calcimax manufactured by M/s Alps Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Almora (brand of M/s Meyer Organics Pvt. Ltd.)
(viii) Col-Q manufactured by M/s G.S. Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Roorkee (brand of M/s Blue Cross Laboratories)
(ix) AZ Tablet – Cetirizine manufactured by M/s Sienna Formulations Pvt. Limited, Vadodara, Gujarat.

State/Union Territory drug control authorities have been requested to remain vigilant while granting licenses for manufacture of drugs and withdraw permissions in cases of same brand names being used for different drugs.

This information was given by the Minister of State For Health & Family Welfare, Shri Dinesh Trivedi in reply to a written question in Rajya Sabha.

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