Monday, 10 November 2014 15:12

Public Alert Notice On The Recall Of Seven (7) Batches Of Cefriaxone Injection And Fake Chinese Medicines

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) wishes to alert the general public of reports on the recall of seven (7) batches of Ceftriaxone Injection, 10g vial (DIN 02325632), due to the presence of visible particulate matter in some vials of the drug product observed upon reconstitution. The affected batches of the Ceftriaxone injection are listed hereunder:

4CN1349CA, 4CN1350CA, 4CN1351CA, 4CN1352CA, 4CN1353CA, 4CN1354CA and 4CN1355CA

If this particulate matter is infused, it could lead to patient injury such as local inflammation, phlebitis, allergic response, and /or thrombo-embolism and death.

Also, two unregistered proprietary Chinese medicines (pCms), labeled as Jin Bei Brand Lu Shen Wan (Lu Shen Wan) with registration number: HKP – 03253, and Heart Tonic Pills with registration number: HKP-12601 were recalled. The drugs were produced for the treatment of tonsillitis and palpitation respectively. The registration holder of these two pCms is the Hong Kong Medicine Manufactory, which had its manufacturer’s licence in pCms become invalid in April 2014.

However, these recalled products are not registered by NAFDAC and hence are not approved for sale in the Nigerian market. The agency urges importers, dealers and consumers of these products to be vigilant and ensure they do not purchase these products.

NAFDAC is committed to its mandate of safeguarding the health of the nation and also ensuring that all products offered for sale in Nigeria are safe and of appropriate quality.

Signed: Management

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