Abbott India Limited has recalled all batches of Digene Gel manufactured at its Goa facility. The recall was initiated after the company received complaints about the product having a different taste and color than usual. The company has also voluntarily stopped production of all variants of Digene Gel manufactured at the Goa facility.
Digene Gel is an antacid used to relieve heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion. It is available in mint, orange, and mix fruits flavors.
The recall affects all batches of Digene Gel, regardless of flavor or shelf life. The company has advised consumers to discontinue use of the product and to return any unused product to the place of purchase.
Doctors and healthcare professionals have also been advised to educate their patients about the recall and to report any adverse reactions that may be associated with the product.
Regulatory authorities have been asked to keep strict vigil on the movement, sale, and distribution of Digene Gel in the market. They have also been asked to draw samples of the product if it is found in the market and to take necessary action.
The Drugs Controller General, Dr. Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi, has said that the recall is a precautionary measure and that there is no need for panic. He has also assured consumers that the company is committed to ensuring the safety of its products.