The Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health sent dispatches to all its departments across the country informing of the harmful reaction of Relab 20 percent drug, made by Reliance Life Science of India.
After intake, many patients suffered trembling, fever, fatigue, high blood pressure and breathing problems
The National Centre of Drug Information and Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring said that a harmful reaction occurred in most patients who were being injected with the drug for a long period of time.
Concerning news of New Zealand dairy products having traces of dicyandiamide (DCD), which is used as a mild fertilizer but can also serve as fuel for some explosives, the Drug Administration of Vietnam is re-affirming with the Embassy of New Zealand in Vietnam to verify the news.
According to the embassy, the contaminated milk presents no danger to human health. The European Commission has published a report on acceptable daily dosage of DCD. A 60kg person would have to consume more than 130 liters of liquid milk or 60kg of milk powder to cross the Commission's permissible limits.
However, the Drug Administration of Vietnam has said it will keep in touch with the embassy to clear more specific details and update the public.