Suspension of Veterinary Medicines containing the excipient Diethanolamine (DEA)

The VMD has suspended products for food-producing animals that contain the excipient diethanolamine (DEA).

A list of these products is below:

 

Product
Vm Number
MAH
Allevinix 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle, Pigs and Horses
15052/4144
Ceva Animal Health Ltd
Cronyxin Injection, 5% w/v Solution for Injection
12597/4014
Cross Vetpharm Group Ltd
Dugnixon 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle, Pigs and Horses
36167/4005
Global Vet Health S.L.
Finadyne 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection
01708/4582
Intervet UK Ltd
Flunixin 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle, Horses and Pigs
02000/4170
Norbrook Laboratories Limited
Meflosyl 5% Solution for Injection
42058/4085
Zoetis UK Limited
Norixin 5% Solution for Injection
02000/4137
Norbrook Laboratories Limited
Pyroflam 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle, Horses and Pigs
02000/4253
Norbrook Laboratories Limited
Tribrissen 48% Suspension for Injection
01708/4593
Intervet UK Ltd

The VMD has done this in the light of the scientific opinion of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (the scientific advisory committee to the European Medicines Agency) that there may be a risk to humans from consuming food from animals treated with products containing DEA.