OTTAWA, May 18, 2018 /CNW/ -
IssueHealth Canada has seized four unauthorizeddrugs from Gigi's Market, 23 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON. The products (Ampicillin, Kamox, Medampi and Medomox) are labelled to contain antibiotic drugs (ampicillin or amoxicillin) that can only be dispensed by a healthcare
Who is affected
What consumers should do
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada has seized the products from the retail location. Should additional retailers or distributors be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary.
BackgroundDrugs that have not been approved by Health Canada have not been assessed for safety, effectiveness and quality and could cause serious health risks. For example, unauthorized drugs may:
Products containing prescription drugs should be taken only under the supervision of a healthcare professional because they are used to treat specific health conditions and may cause serious side effects.
Ampicillin and amoxicillin are antibiotic (antibacterial) drugs used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria. Serious side effects with ampicillin and amoxicillin include severe allergic reactions (swollen nose, eyes, throat, difficulty breathing and skin rash), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and signs of kidney and liver problems.
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