The sale and use of some allopathic tablets and a disinfectant fluid were banned by Karnataka's health and family welfare department with immediate effect after they were tested and found to be sub-standard.
In a notification, state's drugs controller B.R. Jagashetty directed chemists, doctors, hospitals and nursing homes not to sell, prescribe or use the following tablets: Junflox-O of Symbiosis Pharma Ltd, Punjab; Difenac-Plus paracetamol of Intermed, Chennai; Cipron-500 of Jackson Labs Ltd, Punjab; Vivian-A paracetamol of Lincoln Pharma Ltd, Gujarat and Dologesic Gold paracetamol by Akums Drugs & Pharma, Haridwar (Uttarkhand).
"The tablets under review were tested and analysed at the regional drug and testing labs at Hubli and Bellary in the state and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The results showed they were not of standard quality," the notification said.
A black disinfectant fluid made by S.M. Pharma Ltd, Bangalore has also been banned from sale and use.