Muscat: Withdrawal of children’s medication Advil suspension 100mg/ 5ml has been ordered in the Sultanate.
Ministry of Health, represented by the Directorate General of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Drug Control, issued an order to withdraw from shelves, stop dispensing or selling the children’s medication Advil suspension 100mg/ 5ml due to a manufacturing defect in one batch of the medicine.
Advil suspension, which is manufactured by the Canadian Pfizer company, contains an active ingredient, Ibuprofen, which is used as a painkiller, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic.
All health care providers in the government and private sectors have been advised to stop administering the medicine.
The withdrawal decision only pertains to the medicine in syrup form.
There are other forms of Advil like tablets and capsules which are available in the Sultanate that have not been withdrawn.