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Digene Gel is recalled by Abbott
This comes after the DCGI received a complaint on August 9 saying that the antacid had a harsh taste and strong odor.
After the Drugs Control General of India (DCGI) received a complaint on August 9 saying that the antacid Digene gel had a bitter taste and an offensive odor, leading American multinational medical technology and healthcare business Abbott voluntarily recalled the product.
A warning to stop using the Digene gel produced at the company’s Goa facility was issued in response to the complaint.
Wholesalers have been ordered to check the product’s batch number and remove it from their shelves.
Healthcare practitioners have been instructed to properly prescribe the medication, inform their patients to stop using it, and report any negative side effects brought on by ingesting Digene gel.
According to the drug controller’s notice, the company first recalled one batch of its mint-flavored product and four batches of its orange-flavored product after receiving a complaint about a white, bitter-tasting, and pungent-smelling product in early August. Within a week, the business recalled all lots of Digene syrup produced at its Goa factory and distributed in the flavors of mint, orange, and mixed fruit.
According to CDSCO, on August 9 it was reported that one Digene Gel Mint Flavor bottle used by customers had a regular taste (sweet) and light pink color, while another bottle from the same batch had a white color, a bitter taste, and a pungent odor, as per the complaint.
The drug controller was notified by Abbott India Limited of the voluntary