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NAFDAC alerts on a fake medicinal powder

NAFDAC hereby alerts Healthcare providers and the general public about a fake medicinal powder known as ‘Homeostasis of Male and Female Homeostasis powder’ currently circulating in the country.The poisonous Homeostasis powder which carried fake label, was manufactured by a non-existent Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Abuja with forged NAFDAC Registration No. 01-2225.Investigation by the Agency revealed that hawkers and marketers of the spurious powder have also maliciously deceived innocent buyers using the name of a popular University Teaching Hospital as the major Distribution Centre.The Agency advises the public to stop buying the powder and any form of drug from hawkers on the streets, motor parks, Luxurious buses and all other unlicensed premises because they are often fake and unfit for human use.
Individuals and pharmaceutical outlets in possession of the fake and dangerous Homeostasis powder should submit them to the nearest NAFDAC office for destruction as failure to do so will attract severe sanction.For any information on the offensive powder and any other fake regulated product, contact the nearest NAFDAC office or call 08037881120 or 09-6718008

NAFDAC hereby alerts Healthcare Providers

NAFDAC hereby alerts Healthcare Providers and the general public about
fake medicinal powder which is labeled as ‘Homeostasis of Male and Female
Homeostasis powder’ currently circulating in the country.The falsely labeled
and poisonous powder, used for maintaining constant body temperature, was
allegedly manufactured by a non-existent Centre for Disease Control and
Prevention, Abuja with forged NAFDAC Registration No. 01-2225

The Agency advises the public to stop buying the spurious powder and any form
of drug from hawkers on the streets, motor parks, luxurious buses and all other
unlicensed premises because they are often fake and unfit for human
use.Individuals and pharmaceutical outlets in possession of the fake and
dangerous Homeostasis powder should submit them to the nearest NAFDAC office
for destruction as failure to do so will attract severe sanction.Anybody with
useful information about the offensive powder and any other fake regulated
product, should contact the nearest NAFDAC office or call 08037881120 or
09-6718008.

DEREGISTRATION AND WITHDRAWAL OF GENTAMYCIN 280 MG INJECTION

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) hereby informs healthcare providers and the general public on the deregistration and subsequent withdrawal of Gentamycin 280mg Injection from circulation.

This regulatory action is consequent upon recent safety data associating the use of high dose, single unit Gentamycin Injection with ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity and increase incidence of endotoxin reactions (anaphylactic shock, haemorrhage, fribinolysis, hypotension, inflammation, vascular coagulation etc).

The decision to withdraw Gentamycin 280mg Injection by the Agency is in agreement with International Best Practices which disapproves the use of high dose Gentamycin Injection.

Consequent on the above, NAFDAC hereby advice as follows:

· The prescription and administration of 280mg Gentamycin Injection as single dose should hence forth be discontinued.

· Market Authorization Holders of Gentamycin 280mg Injection in Nigeria are hereby directed to commence the recall of the product from circulation within 3 months of this publication, following which NAFDAC will effect a nationwide mop up.

· The general public is encouraged to report any adverse reaction to medicines to their prescriber/source of the medicine for proper review and appropriate documentation in the Adverse Drug Reaction (Yellow Form) Form.

Please note that the lower strengths of Gentamycin Injection are NOT affected by this withdrawal. Duly registered Gentamycin 10mg, 40mg, 80mg and other approved lower strengths of the Injection are available for clinical use in Nigeria.

NAFDAC is in consultation with the Market Authorization Holders of Gentamycin 280mg Injection in Nigeria to ensure the effective implementation of this directive.

SIGNED: MANAGEMENT

PUBLIC ALERT NOTICE ON FAKE DIANESE TABLETS

The National Agency for Food and Drug administration and Control (NAFDAC) hereby alerts healthcare providers and the general public about the circulation of fake Dianese tablets, a brand of chlorpropamide tablets used in treatment of diabetic patients.

A nationwide surveillance by the Agency revealed that the counterfeit Dianese anti-diabetic drug was manufactured by Sheetal Pharma Kenchan, Industrial Estate,India and illegally imported into the country.

NAFDAC warns the general public to beware of the fake Dianese drug with batch No. 396210 which could either worsen the disease condition or kill innocent diabetic patient.

The agency advises the general public to report to the nearest NAFDAC office anybody suspected to be in possession of the offensive medicine for appropriate action or call 096709426, 08058741647, 08133630600.

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