Fake chloroquine tablets now in circulation – NAFDAC

Fake chloroquine tablets now in circulation – NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has told Nigerians to be on the alert as fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets currently in circulation.

Furthermore, according to the statement made available by Prof Mojisola Adeyeye,

the Director-General of the agency, mentioned that World Health Organisation alerted them about the fake drugs.

Moreover, the statement states:

“The falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets manufactured by

Jiangsu pharmaceutical Inc, Astral pharmaceutical New Bhupalpura, China.

“The tablets manufactured by these companies have no Active

Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and are in packs of 1000 tablets.

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“The use of the falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets may result in

treatment failure and could even cause death,” she warned.

Furthermore, she said the drugs manufactured by Jiangsu pharmaceutical Inc. China.

Furthermore, the fake NAFDAC No of the drug : 028060.

Chloroquine tablets

Also she stated:

“The Astral pharmaceuticals, New Bhupalpura, China is labelled with fake

NAFDAC registration No. 0587612 and advised the general public to be aware of this drug.

“All importers, wholesalers, and retailers hereby cautioned to desist

from illegal importation, distribution, and sale of falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets.

“NAFDAC has strengthened its surveillance in all ports of entry to

prevent illegal importation of the falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets.

“The agency has also heightened surveillance in the 36 states and the

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to prevent distribution and sale of this falsified drug.

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“Healthcare providers and other members of the public advised to

vigilant and contact the nearest NAFDAC office with any information on the falsified chloroquine,”

Besides, she advised anyone in possession of the fake chloroquine should submit them to the nearest NAFDAC office

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