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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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