Pakistani drug suspended
The Ministry of Health has temporarily suspended the use and sale of
Pakistani manufactured Isosorbide mononitrate until investigations are
completed regarding the side effects in patients in response to the
This drug is used mainly for patients with high blood pressure.
According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, the temporary
suspension is not valid for the Isosorbide mononitrate manufactured by
other companies. Pakistani health officials have launched investigations
on this drug following the death of several patients in a hospital in
Lahore who were treated with Isosorbide mononitrate 20mg.
The Health Ministry had temporarily suspended only the Pakistani
manufactured Isosorbide mononitrate 20mg and not those bought from other
manufacturers under different trade names in the market.