Nigerian News | NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians on Petazone Due to Unsatisfactory Report of Laboratory Analysis

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians of Petazone (Dexamethasone Injection) batch number 190314 following an investigation on Petazone sample.

According to the report, the analysis on the product established that the affected batch of the product failed sterility test and assay having just 0.2% content of dexamethasone (active ingredient) as against 90-110% expected.

The details of the affected batch of the product are:

Product Name Petazone (Dexamethasone Injection IM/IV) 1ml

Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate USP equivalent to Dexamethasone Phosphate 4mg

Product Manufacturer HUBEI TIANYO Pharmaceutical Co.Ltd, No.7 Dufu Block, Jianshe Road, Xiangyang,Hubei, China.
Batch Number 190314
Manufacturing Date 03/2019
Expiry Date 03/2022
NRN 04-9115

NAFDAC reportedly said that the agency has heightened surveillance in the States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to prevent or stop the distribution and sale of Petazone (Dexamethasone Injection IM/IV) 1ml Batch Number 190314.

NAFDAC implored all distributors, wholesalers and retailers are implored to submit Petazone (Dexamethasone Injection IM/IV) 1ml Batch Number 190314 in their possession to the nearest NAFDAC office.

NAFDAC reportedly admonished healthcare providers and other members of the public are to contact the nearest NAFDAC office with any information on distribution and sale of Petazone (Dexamethasone Injection IM/IV) 1ml Batch number 190314.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email:

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