WHO calls for vigilance on toxic syrups for children

WHO calls for vigilance on toxic syrups for children

The World Health Organization is calling on people to be extremely vigilant after 66 children in Gambia died of kidney failure last July after consuming cough and cold syrups.

Toxic substances were found after an analysis of samples of these pharmaceutical products manufactured in India. The adverse effects could range from abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and acute kidney damage to death.

As a precaution, the World Health Organization fears a “global risk” and recommends that all countries suspend the sale of these drugs: Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup, all manufactured by the same Indian company: Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited.

According to the WHO, “all these products should be considered dangerous” in any case.

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