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Public Alert No. 0041/2018 – Alert on Falsified Costrim, Metronidazole, Domiquine, Catrim, Cemtrim 480 and Citrim 480 Tablets Manufactured by Mr. Emeka Madu (aka. Cabara)

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) alerts members of the public on the illegal manufacturing, distribution and sale of falsified Costrim Tablets, Metronidazole Tablets, Domiquine Tablets, Catrim Tablets, Cemtrim 480 Tablets and Citrim 480 Tablets by Mr. Emeka Madu (aka Cabara). These products are falsely labelled with the names of different manufacturers and falsified NAFDAC Registration Numbers to deceive unsuspecting members of the public.

The illegal manufacturing by Mr. Emeka Madu took place in an uncompleted and dilapidated twin building in a very filthy environment at Ikotun, Lagos. The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Rapid Team (IGP-IRT) discovered the illegal manufacturing following a tip from an informant.  NAFDAC and the Police jointly visited the production site where samples were taken for testing and processing.   The site or the drugs were not registered by NAFDAC.

The details of the falsified medicines illegally manufactured by Mr. Emeka Madu (aka Cabara) are:

S/N Falsified Product Name Batch Number Manufacturing Date Expiry Date Name & Address of Manufacturer on the Falsfied Product Falsified NAFDAC Registration Number


Costrim Tablets CST 530 01/2017 12/2020 Coslin Pharma & Chem Ltd, Km 68 Akinola Street, Sango-Ota, Ogun State 04-0546
2. Metronidazole Tablet 009 02/2018  01/2021 Citicare Lab Ltd, Plot 56 Ire-Akari Estate, Owode, Ifo, Ogun State 02-3055
3. Domiquine Tablet 117 06/17  05/2021 Dominion Lab, Plot 21 Agbara Industrial Layout, Ogun State 04-4083
4. Catrim Tablet CPC 104 Feb. 2017 03/2020 Calion Pharm &Chem Ltd, Omotayo Street off Admin Staff College of Nigeria, Topo-Badagry, Lagos 04-4754
5. Cemtrim 480 Tablet 542 08/2017  07/2021 Clegs Pharm Ltd, Plot 84 Eniola Estate, Agbara Industrial Layout, Agbara, Ogun State 04-3844
6. Citrim 480 Tablet CLL 6702 03 18 02/2021 Citicare Lab Ltd, Plot 56 Ire-Akari Estate, Owode, Ifo, Ogun State 04-0495

The use of falsified Costrim tablets, Metronidazole tablets, Domiquine tablets, Catrim tablets, Cemtrim 480 tablets and Citrim 480 tablets may result in treatment failures, development of drug resistance or even death.

NAFDAC implores distributors, wholesalers, retailers, healthcare providers, program managers and other members of the public to be vigilant and report anybody in possession of any of these falsified medicines to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Consumers are advised to report adverse events related to the use of any of these products to the nearest NAFDAC office, 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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