CON­TENT OF FAKE MEDICINES

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow -

Starch paste, tal­cum pow­der, and cal­cium phos­phate were used to make tablets in dif­fer­ent shapes and sizes, said Ra­jen­dra Singh af­ter his ar­rest, adding colour was added to them if re­quired to match with the orig­i­nal medicine.

“Starch paste, tal­cum pow­der, and cal­cium phos­phate are known to cause health problems. Cal­cium can cause stone for­ma­tion in the kid­neys and gall blad­der. Sul­phate ion causes gas­tric ir­ri­ta­tion in the stom­ach,” said prof San­jay Kha­tri, of the depart­ment of phar­ma­col­ogy at KGMU.

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