The Ministry of Health and Prevention has just issued a circular regarding a paediatric oral suspension medicine.

According to the press release, batch number 0621 of Profinal 100mg/5mL, size 110mL, has been withdrawn from the shelves of UAE’s pharmacies.

The product, made by Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries, Julphar, did not meet UAE health standards and guidelines.

All packets of the product must be returned to the supplier and taken off the shelves of pharmacies and medical establishments in the public and private sector. Medical practitioners must refrain from prescribing or using the aforementioned product.

If you have used the drug and felt adverse side effects, please contact the ministry at 04 2301448 or at their email [email protected]

Profinal Suspension is used to relieve mild to moderate pain from a headache, muscle ache, common cold, toothache, or a backache. It can also be used in minor injuries such as sprains and strains.