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Product Recall: Losartan 50mg & 100mg Tablets

posted Mar 21, 2019, 12:02 AM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Mar 21, 2019, 12:06 AM ]

20th March 2019 (Circular NO. SP PPUM:   122/2019): 


Product Name                   :                Tozaar 50mg Tablet

Active Ingredient             :                Losartan Potassium 50mg

Dosage Form                      :                Tablet 

Manufacturer                     :                Laboratories Torrent (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Formulary Category       :                Standard Formulary

Registration No.               :                MAL10110006AZ


BATCH NO.

MANUFACTURING

DATE

EXPIRY

DATE

 

BCD8C002

10/2016

09/2019

BCD8C003

10/2016

09/2019

BCD8C004

10/2016

09/2019

BCD8D001

11/2017

10/2020

BCD8D002

11/2017

10/2020

BCD8D003

11/2017

10/2020

BCD8E001

01/2018

12/2020

BCD8E002

07/2018

06/2021


Please be informed that Laboratories Torrent (M) Sdn. Bhd., the distributor of this product, has been given notice of product recall due to the adulterated active ingredient. The use of this product should be stopped immediately.

Therefore, all clinical areas keeping the stocks for this product are required to do prompt checking on the batch number of the current stocks. Kindly segregate the affected stocks according to the batch number and send to Inpatient Pharmacy for exchange of stocks.




21st March 2019 (Circular NO. SP PPUM:   123/2019): 












Product Name                   :                Losagen 100mg Tablet

Active Ingredient             :                Losartan Potassium 100mg

Dosage Form                      :                Tablet 

Manufacturer                     :                Unimed Sdn. Bhd.

Formulary Category       :                Standard Formulary

Registration No.               :                MAL17075010AZ


  BATCH NO.

EXPIRY DATE

 

LOP18034A

 

12/2019

 

LOP18034D

 

12/2019

 

LOP18108

 

03/2020


Please be informed that Unimed Sdn. Bhd., the distributor of this product, has been given notice of product recall due to the adulterated active ingredient. The use of this product should be stopped immediately.

Therefore, all clinical areas keeping the stocks for this product are required to do prompt checking on the batch number of the current stocks. Kindly segregate the affected stocks according to the batch number and send to Inpatient Pharmacy for exchange of stocks.

Medication Supply Discontinuation

posted Feb 24, 2019, 11:52 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 7:39 PM ]

25 February 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 74/2019):

The supply for the following medications has been discontinued in UMMC:


No.


Name of Medication


Cause/Action by Pharmacy


Alternative Medication

 

1)

 

 

 

 

 






 

2)

 

Minims Phenylephrine HCI 10% w/v

 

 

 

 

 






Minims Tetracaine (Amethocaine) HCI 1% w/v

  • Production is stopped as the company fails to renew the registration of medicines with the Ministry of Health Malaysia






  • Production is stopped as the company fails to renew the registration of medicines with the Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Atropine 1% eye drops (with presentative)
  • Cyclopentolate 1% eye drops (with presentative)
  • Tropicamide 1% eye drops (with presentative)

  • Proparacaine 0.5% eye drops (with presentative)

Medication Supply Disruption

posted Jan 23, 2019, 11:29 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 11:30 PM ]

24 January 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 39/2019):

The following medication will be facing supply disruptions:

No.

Name of Medication

Formulary Category

Cause / Action by Pharmacy

Estimated Stock Recovery

Alternative Medication


1

Permethrin 5% Lotion

Standard Formulary

Production issues by the company.

Awaiting feedback from supplier.

Benzyl Benzoate 25% Emulsion


Instructions for use:

 

Adult

 

Can be applied directly to skin. 


 

Children

 

 

Dilute 1 part of Benzyl Benzoate 25% Emulsion with 1 part of water ( strength: 12.5%) prior applying to skin.


Discontinued Medication - Oxytetracycline 500mg/10mL Injection (Oxylim)

posted Jan 2, 2019, 8:19 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jan 2, 2019, 8:24 PM ]

3 January 2019 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 533/2018):

Name of Medication: Oxytetracycline 500mg/10mL
Brand: Oxylim
Form: Injection

The manufacturing company has decided to cease the production of this medication.

However, doctors can prescribe alternatives to this medication, Talc Powder or Bleomycin Injectionwhich are of Standard Formulary items, for the procedure of chemical pleurodesis.

Medication Supply Disruption

posted Jan 1, 2019, 8:12 PM by Muhammad Fikree Ahmad   [ updated Jan 1, 2019, 8:12 PM ]

26 December 2018 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 543/2018):

The following medication will be facing supply disruptions:

No.

Name of Medication

Formulary Category

Cause / Action by Pharmacy

Estimated Stock Recovery

Alternative Medication


1)

Neomycin, Polymxyin B Hydrocortisone Ear Drops.

Standard Formulary

Production issues by the company.

Early April 2019

Ofloxacin 0.3% Ear Drops

Medication Supply Disruption

posted Nov 27, 2018, 8:05 PM by Chong Ching Wern   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 8:06 PM ]

16 November 2018 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 488/2018):

The following medication will be facing supply disruptions:

No.

Name of Medication

Formulary Category

Cause / Action by Pharmacy

Estimated Stock Recovery

Alternative Medication


1)

Albumin Human 20% Injection

Standard Formulary

· Production issues by Grifols Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

· Usage is only reserved for critical cases including 'replacement after large volume parecentesis'.


Until further notice.

None, other manufacturing companies are also experiencing stock issues. 

Please contact Inpatient Pharmacy first for elective surgeries. 

Medication Supply Disruption

posted Sep 17, 2018, 9:19 PM by Chong Ching Wern   [ updated Sep 17, 2018, 9:20 PM ]

14 September 2018 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 377/2018):
The following medication will be facing supply disruptions:

No.

Name of Medication

Formulary Category

Cause / Action by Pharmacy

Estimated Stock Recovery

Alternative Medication


1)

Oxytetracycline 500mg/10mL Injection
(Oxylim)

Standard Formulary

Production issues by the company.

Awaiting feedback from the supplier.

For 'Chemical Pleurodesis' procedures, please consider the use of Talc Powder or Bleomycin Injection. 

Medication Supply Resumes

posted Aug 15, 2018, 6:03 PM by Chong Ching Wern   [ updated Aug 15, 2018, 6:07 PM ]

15 August 2018 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 325/2018):
We are pleased to inform that our Pharmacy Department have received stocks for the following medications: 

No.

Name of Medication

Formulary Category


1)

Fentanyl 100mcg/2mL Injection


Standard Formulary

2)

Thiopental 500mg Injection



Standard Formulary

Discontinued Medication - Pilocarpine 2% and 4% Eye Drop

posted Jul 22, 2018, 9:18 PM by Chong Ching Wern   [ updated Jul 22, 2018, 9:19 PM ]

20 July 2018 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 283/2018):
Name of Medication: Pilocarpine 2% and 4%
Form: Eye Drop
Company: Alcon Laboratories (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Formulary Category: Standard

The sole distributor of Pilocarpine both 2% and 4% eye drops, Alcon Laboratories (M) Sdn. Bhd., had ceased their production and our pharmacy will supply our patients until all our current stocks have been used up.

However, doctors can consider to use other Standard Formulary eye drops such as Latanoprost and Timolol as an alternative for our patients.

Medication Supply Disruption

posted Jul 12, 2018, 6:35 PM by Chong Ching Wern   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 6:43 PM ]

13 July 2018 (Circular No. SP PPUM: 270/2018):
The following medication will be facing supply disruptions:

No.

Name of Medication

Formulary Category

Cause / Action by Pharmacy

Estimated Stock Recovery

Alternative Medication


1)

Thiopental 500mg Injection

Standard Formulary

· Production issues by Pharmaforte (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

· All stocks that the Pharmacy have were expired and have been returned for replacement. 

August 2018.

Consider use of Propofol Injection

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