Co-Amoxiclav temporarily suspended

Use of the class of antibiotics named Co-Amoxiclav temporarily suspended.

by Staff Writer 27-08-2023 | 12:09 PM

Colombo (News 1st): Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says that the use of the class of antibiotics named Co-Amoxiclav has been temporarily suspended.

This is based on the death of a patient at the Colombo National Hospital who was treated with the relevant antibiotic.

A 50-year-old man who had arrived from Warakapola to receive treatment for a cut wound died this way.

The Minister of Health said, there were 21000 vaccines in the relevant drug category.

18000 of them have been used so far.

The minister said this situation is reported only in relation to one vaccine among them.

In this regard, an investigation is also underway through the expert committee appointed to look into issues related to drugs.