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Public Alert no: 06/2018-Fake Penicillin-v- In Circulation In South-West Cameroun

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has been informed that the General Council Medical Colleges of Spain in the January/February 2018 edition of its Journal of Tropical Medicine alerted that a batch of fake Penicillin-V(Phenoxymethyl Penicillin)is in circulation in the South-West region of Cameroun.

Penicillin –V is indicated for tonsillitis, otitis media, oral infection, group A streptococcal infection and rheumatic fever.

The details of the fake Penicillin V in circulation are as follows:

Product Name Penicillin- V Tablets
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Phenoxymethyl Penicillin
Batch Number 190
Manufacturing Date April 2015
Expiry Date October 2019
Manufacturer stated on package label Oxford Pharma Co. Ltd, Belgium

NAFDAC implores all pharmaceuticalimporters, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, healthcare providers and consumersto be vigilant and notify the nearest NAFDAC office of any information concerning the distribution, sale and use of the fake Penicillin-V tablet.

Anybody in possession of the fake Penicillin –V tablets should submit it to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Report adverse events related to the use of the fake product 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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