Recalls & Alerts Published by NAFDAC

The Agency have been notified of the voluntary recall of all lots of Apexxx tablets by Nuway Distributors due to discovered undeclared amount of PDE-5 Inhibitor (Sildenafil) which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED) making the product which is marketed as a dietary supplement for male sexual enhancement an unapproved drug.

Sildenafil is not listed as ingredient on the product labels and may interact with nitrates contained in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and other nitrate contained drugs mostly consumed by patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease. This may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that may be life threatening. Additionally, the product may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing.

NAFDAC implores the members of the public, importers, retailers and consumers to be pro-active by ensuring that these products are not purchased or consumed. 

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Monday, 08 February 2016 13:52

Falsified Postinor 2 In Circulation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) hereby announces the circulation of fake Postinor 2 in the Nigerian market.

Postinor 2 is an emergency contraceptive (0.75mg Levonorgestrel). The genuine product is manufactured by Gedeon Richter. The falsified Postinor 2 is found to contain no active pharmaceutical ingredient.

Details of the falsified batch of Postinor 2 are as follows:

Batch Number                         T38012

Expiry Date                            08.2018

Manufacturing Date                08.2013

                                    

The packaging is in English, French and Spanish languages and has a non-usable white “scratch area’’ on the reverse side of the pack. The batch number, manufacturing and expiry dates relate to a genuine batch of Postinor 2. The genuine manufacturers of Postinor 2 have confirmed the package is falsified.

NAFDAC implores all outlets with this product to immediately remove them from circulation. Also, consumers in possession of the falsified Postinor 2 should discontinue use, contact a healthcare professional for advice and report adverse events to NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543-Toll free from all networks) or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          

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Monday, 08 February 2016 13:48

Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control hereby inform the general public of the voluntary recall of Smart Lipo (800, 900, 950 mg) capsules by SmartLipo365. Smart Lipo is marketed as a dietary supplement and is packaged in bottles of 30 capsules in 800mg, 900mg, and 950mg per capsule. According to FDA certain undeclared ingredients like sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and phenolphthalein were discovered in the recently conducted analysis which makes these products unapproved new drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established. These products if taken concomitantly with other medication may interact in life-threatening manners.

Sibutramine an appetite suppressant is known to increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may pose higher risk effects for patients with heart related health problems. Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use.

NAFDAC implores the members of the public, importers, healthcare providers and consumers to exercise caution in the purchase, administration and use of these products.

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