The Drug and Food Supervisory Agency (BPOM) shows containers of propylene glycol and ethylene glycol as evidence against drug companies allegedly producing tainted syrup medicines during a press conference in Depok, West Java, on November 9, 2022. (Herman)

These 73 Syrup Medicines are Banned for Containing Harmful Chemicals

BY :HERMAN

NOVEMBER 09, 2022

Depok. The Drug and Food Supervisory Agency, or BPOM, has expanded the list of syrup medicines being recalled for containing harmful chemicals after a recent crackdown on pharmaceutical companies.

At least 73 syrup medicines are banned for containing ethylene glycol (EG) and diethylene glycol (DEG) at an amount toxic to humans.

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BPOM Head Penny Lukito told a news conference on Wednesday that two more companies namely Samco Farma and Ciubros Farma have been implicated in the production and distribution of tainted syrup medicines, bringing the total number of troubled pharmaceutical companies to five.

The BPOM has ordered authorities to immediately recall and destroy the banned medicines.

Cough and paracetamol syrups tainted with EG and DEG have been widely blamed for the surge in the number of acute kidney injury cases and deaths among Indonesian children.

The following are syrup medicine brands being recalled by the BPOM:

Manufacturer: Ciubros Farma
1. Citomol 
2. Citoprim 

Manufacturer: Samco Farma
1. Samcodryl
2. Samconal

Manufacturer: Yarindo Farmatama
1. Cetirizine HCI Syrup 60 ml
2. Dopepsa Suspensi 100 ml
3. Flurin SMP Syrup 60 ml
4. Sucralfate Suspensi 100 ml
5. Tomaag Forte Suspensi 100 ml
6. Yarizine Syrup 60 ml

Manufacturer: Universal Pharmaceutical Industries
1. Antasida Doen Suspensi 60 ml
2. Fritillary & Almond Cough Mixture Syrup 100 ml
3. Glynasin Syrup 60 ml
4. New Mentasin Syrup 110 ml
5. New Mentasin Syrup 60 ml
6. Unibebi Cough Syrup 60 ml
7. Unibebi Cough Orange-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
8. Unibebi Demam Drops 15 ml
9. Unibebi Demam Syrup 60 ml
10. Unidryl Syrup 60 ml
11. Uniphenicol Suspensi 60 ml
12. Univxon Syrup 15 ml
13. Uni OBH Syrup 100 ml
14. Uni OBH Syrup 300 ml

Manufacturer: Afi Farma
1. Afibramol Drops 15 ml
2. Afibramol Syrup 60 ml
3. Afibramol Grape-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
4. Afibramol Apple-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
5. Afibramol Orange-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
6. Afibramol 250 Syrup 60 ml
7. Afibramol 160 Syrup 60 ml
8. Aficitrin Syrup 10 ml
9. Ambroxol HCI Syrup 60 ml
10. Antasida Doen Suspensi 60 ml
11. Antasida Doen Suspensi 60 ml
12. Broncoxin Syrup 60 ml
13. Cetirizine Hydrichloride Syrup 60 ml
14. Cetirizine Hydrichloride Syrup 60 ml
15. Chloramphenicol Palmitate Suspensi 60 ml
16. Coldys Jr Suspensi 60 ml
17. Coldys Jr Forte Suspensi 60 ml
18. Domino Drops 10 ml
19. Domino Suspensi 60 ml
20. Domperidone Suspensi 60 ml
21. Domperidone Suspensi 60 ml
22. Ecomycetin Suspensi 60 ml
23. Fumadryl Syrup 60 ml
24. Fumadryl Syrup 100 ml
25. Gastricid Suspensi 60 ml
26. Ibuprofen Suspensi 60 ml
27. Ibuprofen Suspensi 60 ml
28. Obat Batuk Hitam (Cough Black Syrup) 100 ml
29. LBH Afi Syrup 125 ml
30. LBH Afi Lemon-Flavored Syrup 100 ml
31. OBH Afi Mint-Flavored Syrup 100 ml
32. Paracetamol Drops 15 ml
33. Paracetamol Grape-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
34. Paracetamol Grape-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
35. Paracetamol Apple-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
36. Paracetamol Apple-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
37. Paracetamol Orange-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
38. Paracetamol Orange-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
39. Paracetamol Mint-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
40. Paracetamol Mint-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
41. Paracetamol Strawberry-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
42. Paracetamol Strawberry-Flavored Syrup 60 ml
43. Resproxol Drops 15 ml
44. Resproxol Syrup 60 ml
45. Vipcol Syrup 60 ml
46. Zinc Go Syrup 100 ml
47. Zinc Go Forte Syrup 60 ml
48. Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate Syrup 60 ml
49. Zyleron Syrup 60 ml

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