NAFDAC raises alarm over drugs linked to kidney disease from India


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

According to the World Health Organisation, the four products are: Prome-thazine Oral Solution, Kofex=malin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup.

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

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.

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