Counterfeit Alprazolam 2mg tablets and counterfeit Kalma 2 tablets pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.
In conjunction with NSW and QLD health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has investigated reports of counterfeit Alprazolam in community circulation. Testing of a number of products labelled ‘Alprazolam 2mg’ and ‘Kalma 2’ has found that:
Counterfeit Alprazolam 2mg tablets and Kalma 2 tablets may contain a range of undeclared substances in different combinations and dosages. Undeclared substances that may be present include etizolam, cyproheptadine, promethazine, Flubromazepam, amantadine and MMTMP.
The supply of counterfeit Alprazolam 2mg tablets and counterfeit Kalma 2 tablets in Australia is illegal.
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Information held does not indicate the presence of counterfeit products in pharmacies at this time. If you suspect the medication you are taking is counterfeit or you have obtained it without a prescription, stop taking it and take the packaging and any remaining tablets to your local pharmacy for safe disposal(link is external). If you have any concerns arising from your use of this product, consult your health care practitioner. The counterfeit tablets present with the following features, which differ from the genuine product.
The number under the barcode on the side of the label does not match the ‘NDC’ number displayed on the front of the package at the top.
The counterfeit Alprazolam 2mg product does not include a QR code with the Lot number, Serial Number, and Expiry beside it (located near the barcode on the label of the genuine product). The counterfeit Kalma 2 product does not include the Manufacturer’s logo (Mylan).
- Action the TGA is taking
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The TGA is advising consumers to exercise extreme caution when purchasing medicines from unknown overseas Internet sites and has produced a short video on the risks associated with buying medicines and medical devices online. Products purchased over the Internet:
may contain undisclosed and potentially harmful ingredients