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Circulation Of Fake Anti-Malaria Drugs

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have been informed of the circulation of some fake varieties of anti-malaria drugs imported fraudulently from India. These products have been discovered to contain no active ingredients.

The detail of the affected products are as follows:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION BATCH NUMBER
Fansidar 25/500mg 29722
Combiart 20/120mg NIL
Coartem 20/130mg F2123, F2153

NAFDAC implores importers, healthcare providers and consumers to ensure vigilance to prevent the importation, administration and consumption of the falsified products to unsuspecting patients.

Healthcare providers should notify the nearest NAFDAC office of any information concerning the distribution, sale and use of the falsified anti-malaria drugs.

Report adverse events related to the use of the affected products to NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 Toll free from all networks) or via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng.

NAFDAC………Safeguarding the health of the Nation

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