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Brand of Ibuprofen medicines pulled from UAE shelves

Pieces of aluminium were found in the product Omafen

Brand of Ibuprofen medicines pulled from UAE shelves

The UAE’s Ministry of Health has pulled batches of Omafen ibuprofen medicines from its market after Omani authorities revealed that small pieces of aluminium were found in the product.

The consignments of Omafen 400mg was produced by the National Company for Pharmaceutical Industries in Oman.

Oman’s Ministry of Health ordered pharmacies to pull the select batches due to the pieces of aluminium and mismatches in the components of the product.

It said it is currently working with local authorised dealers of the drug, who said the product was not imported and distributed in the UAE.

It also said that other tablets and syrups from the same company registered in the UAE have been marked as safe for consumption.

Meanwhile, the UAE’s ministry asked the GSA to ensure the safety of the product supplied and shipped before importing and distributing it.

Last month, another brand of ibuprofen, Children’s Advil Suspension, was also pulled from the market following safety concerns.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention withdrew Children's Advil Suspension from the market following request from the manufacture, Pfizer, due to safety concerns.

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