Recall Alert: Drug Product; Ceficure 400mg Capsules (Batch # C-737) by M/s Max Pharmaceuticals Islamabad

Recall Alert

DRAP Alert NoNoII/S/10-22-30
Action Date2nd November 2022
Target Audience1. Pharmacists and Chemists at Distributions, Pharmacies and Medical Stores
2. Healthcare Professionals- Physicians, Pharmacists, and Nurses at Hospitals, Clinics and Healthcare Providing Institutions
3. General Public
Product(s) Affected Ceficure 400mg Capsules,
Active Ingredient(s): Cefixime
Company: M/s MAX Pharmaceuticals, Islamabad.
Batch No. C-737
Manufacturing Date: 06-2022
Expiry Date: 05-2024
Problem / Issue The Drug Testing Laboratory (DTL), Rawalpindi has analyzed the sample of batch No. C-737 of Ceficure 400mg Capsule manufactured by M/s. Max Pharmaceutical, Islamabad, and declared it as “misbranded” drug product.
Action Initiated-The company is directed to immediately recall the defected batch of product from the market.

-All Pharmacists and chemists working at distributions and Pharmacies are required to immediately return the stock of above-mentioned batch of product to the supplier / importer / 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

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

-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(s) if they have had experienced any problem that may be related to taking or using this product.

-All drug products must be obtained from the authorized licensed pharmacies /outlets. Their authenticity and condition should be carefully checked. If you have any doubt, please seek advice from your pharmacist.