NAFDAC Draws Nigerians’ Attention To Fake Injection In Circulation

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Health care providers and Nigerians’ attention has been drawn by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to one batch of counterfeit Meronem 1g Injection on sale in the country.

The information is contained in a public alert signed by the Director-General of NAFDAC,  Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, on Tuesday.

According to the DG, the production process did not meet Pfizer’s specifications.

“The vial label compares favourably to the purported artwork version.

“Meronem (Meropenem trihydrate injection) is an antibiotic used to treat skin and abdominal (stomach area) infections caused by bacteria and meningitis (infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord) in adults and children 3 months of age and older.

“The administration of the counterfeit product will pose a high risk to patients as the quality and safety are not guaranteed,” Adeyeye said.

The DG advised anyone in possession of the counterfeit product to immediately stop using it and submit it to the closest NAFDAC office.

While admonishing those with fake products to seek medical advice from a health professional if they have already used the product or suffering from any adverse effects of the injection.




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