Recall Alert: Drug Product; Mencobal 500mcg Injection (Batch # 082) by M/s. Treat Pharmaceutical Industry (Pvt.) Ltd.,Bannu.

Recall Alert

DRAP Alert NoNo I/S/02-24-08
Action Date27th February, 2024
Target Audience·         National Regulatory Field Force.
·         Pharmacists and Chemists at Distribution, Pharmacies and Medical Stores
·         Healthcare Professionals- Physicians, Pharmacists, and Nurses at hospital and clinics etc.
Problem / Issue The Secretary, PQCB Baluchistan has reported that samples of Mencobal Injection bearing Batch No. 082 manufactured by M/s. Treat Pharmaceutical Industry (Pvt.) Ltd., Bannu, has been declared as “Substandard” by Government Analyst, Drug Testing Laboratory, Baluchistan.

Therapeutic Good(s) Affected: –

Product NamesCompositionBatch No Manufacturer
Mencobal 500mcg Injection
Reg.No 075537
MecobalaminBatch No. 082
Mfg. Date: 06-23
Exp. date: 06-25
M/s. Treat Pharmaceutical Industry
(Pvt.) Ltd., A-37 Small Industrial Estate,
Township, Kohat Road, Bannu.
Risk Statement:The impact of the use of substandard injectable preparations can be serious as it may lead to infection and others adverse reactions or even sepsis.
Action Initiated-The manufacturer has been directed by the Secretary PQCB Baluchistan to immediately recall the defective batch of product from the market. All pharmacists and chemists working at distributions and pharmacies should immediately check their stocks and stop supplying this batch of product. The remaining stock should be quarantined and returned to the supplier/ company. The regulatory field force of all federating units (DRAP and Provincial Health Departments) has increase surveillance in the market to ensure the effective recall of defective products(s).

-Distributors and pharmacies are advised to be vigilant and report any suspected batch of the product(s) in the supply chain to the DRAP using the online form, or through phone at +92 51 910 73 17, or by 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 ProfessionalsDRAP requests to enhance vigilance within the supply chains of institutions/pharmacies/healthcare facilities likely to be affected by this defective batch of the product.  

-Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with this product may be reported to the National Pharmacovigilance Centre(NPC), DRAP using the
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). They shall contact their physician or healthcare provider(s) if they have experienced any problem that may be related to using this product.

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