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NAFDAC Warns Nigeria About Injections of Fake Paracetamol

The public has been alerted by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to the sale of a counterfeit injection of paracetamol that is being sold under the false name Paracetamol Injection 300mg/2ml I.M. IV Aminoglycoside Antibacterial.

According to reports, the substance was found by the agency in FCT, Abuja, while conducting a post-marketing surveillance operation.

The agency stated that the NAFDAC Laboratory in Kaduna examined a sample of the counterfeit goods. The product solely included paracetamol, according to the results.

Paracetamol injection is a medication that relieves mild to moderate pain and fever. On the other hand, aminoglycosides are a type of antibiotic that are used to treat severe bacterial infections that are difficult to treat with other medications.

According to NAFDAC, the product has been mislabeled as an aminoglycoside antibacterial when, in fact, it is not.

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NAFDAC has clarified that the authentic 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.

NAFDAC clarified that the product, registered as an analgesic and not an aminoglycoside antibacterial, was confirmed through the certificate of registration to be a fake paracetamol injection.

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