NAFDAC Raises Alarm Over Killer Cough Syrups From India

Written by on October 12, 2022

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Tuesday raised alarm over the use of four cough syrups linked linked to acute kidney injuries and the children’s deaths in The Gambia.

According to the World Health Organisation, the four products are: Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup.

The products are manufactured by an Indian company, Maiden Pharmaceuticals, which had failed to provide guarantees about their safety, NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said at a briefing.

NAFDAC said although the drugs are not expected to be in Nigeria – as it has not been ratified by the agency – Nigerians should stay vigilant as it “may have been distributed, through informal markets, to other countries or regions.”


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