NAFDAC Raises Alarm Over Fake Paracetamol Injection

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said there was ongoing sale of a falsified Paracetamol Injection mislabelled as Paracetamol Injection 300mg/2ml I.M I.V Aminoglycoside Antibacterial.

NAFDAC announced this on its official X (formerly Twitter) handle @NafdacAgency on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

According to NAFDAC, “the product was discovered during a surveillance activity carried out by the Agency in FCT, Abuja.

“The falsified product was sampled for laboratory analysis, and the result showed that the product contained only paracetamol”.

The Agency further explained that, “Paracetamol Injection is an analgesic and antipyretic used to treat mild to moderate pain and to reduce fever.

“It is not an Aminoglycoside Antibacterial as labelled on the product.

“Aminoglycosides are a class of antibiotics used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria that are difficult to treat”.

They also disclosed that, “genuine Paracetamol Injection 300mg/2ml I.M I.V is manufactured by Shandong Shenglu Pharm. Co. Ltd, China, and marketed by Sifam Life Care Pharmaceutical Ltd, Kano, Nigeria.

“It is registered by NAFDAC as an analgesic and not aminoglycoside antibacterial.

“The Certificate of Registration Holder (Sifam Life Care Pharmaceutical Ltd) has confirmed the product to be a falsified paracetamol injection”.

Therefore, all NAFDAC Zonal Directors and State Coordinators had been directed to carry out surveillance and mop up the falsified product.

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