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‘Metaphage 500’ declared safe for diabetics

KUWAIT CITY, May 3: Assistant Undersecretary for Drug and Food Control at the Ministry of Health Dr Abdullah Al-Bader said ‘Metaphage 500 mg’ which is given for diabetes patients is safe, reports Al-Jarida daily.

Al-Bader explained the ministry had requested the manufacturer of this product to analyze test the pill and at the same time the pill was tested at the Kuwait laboratory and the test are believed to be identical which renders it safe for use.

He said the file of Metaphage 500 mg is now closed after the safety of the drug is confirmed. He noted the ministry has not requested the withdrawal of the medicine from the market but had requested to examine the samples, as per the recommendations of the Gulf Central Committee within the agreed framework which are consistent with the aspirations of the World Health Organization

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