Pharmacy board recalls batches of pneumonia drug   - 7 months ago, 19 July 21:59

By: Angela Oketch

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has recalled a drug used to prevent and treat pneumonia.

The board said the drug, Gentamicin, administered through an injection, causes severe headache. The drug is always given in combination with others to treat bacterial infections.

Gentamicin injection is commonly used to treat serious and potentially life-threatening conditions like chest infections, urinary tract infections and infected wounds or burns.


Dr Fred Siyoi, the board's chief executive officer said they have recalled specific batches of the drug including Gentamed injection batch numbers 170611 and 170603, Caregenta-80 injection batch number 171160 and Dawagenta injection batch number 170754 all expiring in 2020.

“We would like to advice consumers and health professionals that the recall of the four batches of drugs is being done in consultation with market authorisation holders. We are undertaking investigations to ascertain the suspected adverse drug reactions on specific batches,” Dr Siyoi said in ...
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