Recall Alert; Drug Product: Sterile Water for Injection (Batch # 739 and 751) by M/s. Zafa Pharmaceutical Laboratories (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi

Recall Alert

DRAP Alert NoNoI/S/07-22-18
Action Date25th July, 2022
Target Audience1. Pharmacists and Chemists at Distribution, Pharmacies and Medical Stores
2. Healthcare Professionals- Physicians, Pharmacists, and Nurses at hospitals, Clinics and Healthcare Providing Institutions
3. General Public
Product(s) Affected Sterile Water for Injection,
Company: M/s Zafa Pharmaceutical Laboratories (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi.
Batch No. 739 and 751
Manufacturing Date: February-2022,
Expiry Date: February-2024
Problem StatementThe Central Drug Laboratory Karachi has analyzed the sample of Sterile Water for Injection bearing Batch No. 739 and 751 and declared it as Adulterated and Substandard. The company has been directed to recall the affected batch of product from the market.
Action to be taken-All Pharmacists and chemists working at distributions and Pharmacies are required to immediately return the stock of above mentioned batch of product to the company.

-Distributors and pharmacies are advised to be vigilant and report any suspected batch of product(s) in the supply chain to the DRAP using online form, or through phone at +92 51 910 73 17, or Email at gsms@dra.gov.pk.

-Regulatory field force of all federating units (DRAP, Provincial Health Departments and States) have also increased surveillance in the market to ensure the effective recall of defective product(s).
Advice for Healthcare Professionals-DRAP requests increased vigilance within the supply chains of healthcare institutions and hospital pharmacies.

-Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the National Pharmacovigilance Centre(NPC), DRAP using Adverse Event Reporting Form or online through this link.

-Please click here for further information on problem reporting to DRAP.
Advice for Consumers-Consumers should stop using this product bearing the affected batch number(s) and shall contact to their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

All drug products must be obtained from authorized licensed sources/outlets. Their authenticity and condition should be carefully checked. Seek advice from a healthcare professional in case of any doubt.