Seretide inhalers in Malaysia safe for use, clarifies Health Ministry

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 11:38
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Putrajaya: The Health Ministry has given its assurance that the Seretide Accuhaler for asthma sufferers available in Malaysia are safe for use.

This came about following reports that some Ventolin and Seretide inhalers had been recalled in the United Kingdom market.

Health director Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the recall only affects a certain quantity in the UK market.

Checks, he said, showed that for now, only the Seretide Accuhaler is registered with the Drug Control Authority with the registration number MAL20001532ARZ while the Ventolin Accuhaler is not registered with the authority.

“The Seretide Accuhaler sold in Malaysia are manufactured in the United States while those involved in the recall in the UK market are manufactured in the UK itself.

“In this matter, the Health Ministry once again stresses that the Seretide Accuhaler in the Malaysian market is safe, of quality and effective,” he said in a statement today.

He was commenting on a report by an online portal on Feb 23 regarding the recall affecting the two products in the UK.