OMG! I almost fell down the chair after reading this news from The Star Newspapers, you have no idea how many bottles of Silomat both my hubby and myself had consumed during this round of cough.
Who are we consumers turn to in this event?
Followings are the excerpts from The Star On Line:
Tuesday September 4, 2007
Silomat taken off the shelves
PETALING JAYA: Boehringer Ingelheim has decided to withdraw from the market Silomat, one of its products used to treat irritable cough.
The cough mixture contains clobutinol hydrochloride.
The decision to withdraw the product from the market was decided with authorities in
The company has advised patients to discontinue usage of the product.
Diethelm Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the vendor and appointed sole distributor of Silomat in
Patients may return the Silomat bottles by Oct 31 to the pharmacies, clinics or hospitals where they got the medicine.
Wednesday September 5, 2007
Firm withdraws its cough mixture
KUALA LUMPUR: Boehringer Ingelheim has withdrawn its cough mixture Silomat as a precautionary measure.
The drug, prescribed to treat irritable cough, contains clobutinol hydrochloride, the company said in a statement.
New findings from a clinical study by Boehringer Ingelheim and analysed in the last few days suggest that a potential risk of cardiac arrhythmia cannot be excluded.
I guess we could only start praying for ourselves...