Trinidad Express – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a Medical Product Alert for two (2) confirmed falsified versions of amoxicillin + clavulanic acid products which are circulating in Haiti. These products are presented under the names “Augmentin and Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium” and “Bactoclav”.
Genuine Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid is a combination, penicillin-type antibiotic, which is used to treat a wide variety of infections caused by bacteria, including infections of the ears, lungs, sinus, skin, and urinary tract.
Although Trinidad and Tobago was not included in the WHO alert, out of an abundance of caution, the Ministry of Health seeks to increase public awareness of this occurrence in Haiti.
The Ministry of Health is thereby advising the public, if you are in possession of the specific products (listed hereunder) please do not use. The falsified products are in the oral suspension form.