The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned Nigerians that fake Chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets are being circulated.
The Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this in a statement. She added that NAFDAC was notified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the tablets were being circulated in Cameroon.
The statement reads: "The falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets were manufactured by Jiangsu pharmaceutical Inc, Astral pharmaceutical New Bhupalpura, China.
She further stated that the package of the fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets, manufactured by Jiangsu pharmaceutical Inc, China, is labelled with has fake NAFDAC No.: 028060.
The statement continues:
Prof Mojisola Adeyeye called on anybody in possession of the falsified chloroquine to submit it to the nearest NAFDAC office. She also advised the consumer to report adverse events resulting from the use of the medicine, or call the agency toll free lines: 0800-1-NAFDAC and 0800-1-623322.