NAFDAC Warn Northeasterners on Fake Bacterial Injection

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called on Nigerians especially those in the Northeastern region to be cautious of counterfeit TANDAK injection widely in circulation within the zones.

The agency which said TANDAK injection is prescribed for treatment of various types of bacterial injection, warned that a counterfeit product is in circulation and utmost care should be taken while using the product.

In a statement via it’s verified X (formerly Twitter) handle, NAFDAC said the counterfeit product was discovered in Gombe state, expressing fear that it may spread to other states within the zone.

“NAFDAC is informing the public of the sale of counterfeit TANDAK injection 1.5g powder and water for injection, manufactured by Intracin Pharmaceuticals PVT. LTD C-1, B-53, G.I.D.C Estate, Nadiad- 387001, Gujarat, India”.

“This product was discovered in Gombe State, Nigeria, and reported to the Agency by Marcson Healthcare Ltd. – the Marketing Authorisation Holder (MAH). Tandak® injection of 1.5g powder is a co-formulation of Ceftriaxone 1000mg and Sulbactam 500mg”.

“It is prescribed for use in the treatment of various types of bacterial infections. It fights against micro organisms by preventing their growth, and further spread of the infection. Ceftriaxone+Sulbactam 1000mg/500mg Injection should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional”, it said.

While assuring citizens that the agency is on top of the situation, the statement added that NAFDAC has directed all zonal directors and state coordinators to carry out surveillance and mop up the counterfeit products within the zones and states.

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“Healthcare professionals and consumers are advised to report any suspicion of the sale of substandard and falsified medicines or medical devices to the nearest NAFDAC office, call 0800-162-3322 or send an email to [email protected]”, it further advice.

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