NAFDAC issues alert on Killer Cough Syrup

NAFDAC issues alert on Killer Cough Syrup

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised alarm over the danger of a killer cough syrup, NATURCOLD.

According to it’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the cough syrup already caused the death of six children in Cameroon.

Adeyeye stated that the cough syrup was not in NAFDAC’s database, and advised importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain.

She urged importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and consumption of the substandard syrup.

“All medical products must be obtained from authorised/licensed suppliers. The products’ authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked.

“NAFDAC implores members of the public to desist from buying medicinal products from unauthorised sources such as roadside vendors and street hawkers,’’ she stated.

Adeyeye added that fake drugs were mostly smuggled into the country from neighbouring countries and distributed through inappropriate channels.

She enjoined anyone in possession of NATURCOLD to discontinue its sale or use and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

“If you know anyone who have used these product, or suffered any adverse reaction after use, such person is advised to seek immediate medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional,’’ she stressed.

Adeyeye also advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of sale and use of substandard and falsified medicines to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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