Shocking news!!!!! Basing on a complaint received from Superindent of King George Hospital (KGH), one of the ancient hospitals in Visakhapatnam, Drug inspector of Vizag inspected the medical store at KGH and found a "suspended black mass like matter" in "SODIUM LACTATE INJECTION" and "undissolved matter" in "PENTASOL IV INJECTION". While sending the drug samples to DCL (Hyderabad), the DI ATV Ramadevi advised the consumers, chemists, doctors and Govt. Hospitals not to use these two drugs.
Sodium lactate,after dilution, as a source of bicarbonate for prevention or control of mild to moderate metabolic acidosis in patients with restricted oral intake whose oxidative processes are not seriously impaired.
Pentasol is a sodium pentobarbital powder.
source: local news @ www.hindu.com