The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has been informed that Chilean National Drug Agency (ANAMED) has recalled a chemotherapy medication, Brexil injectable solution (20mg/0.5ml), manufactured by an Italian Pharmaceutical Company, Actavis Italy Spa. This recall was due to the impaired functionality of Methotrexate which is the active ingredient.
Methotrexate is used to treat certain types of cancer or to control severe psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis. It may also be used to control juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
The details of the product are as shown below;
|Product Name||Brexil Injectable Solution (20mg/0.5ml)|
|Product Manufacturer||Actavis Italy Spa|
|Expiry date||April, 2021|
NAFDAC reportedly implored importers, distributors, healthcare professionals, and patients to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid the importation, distribution, sale, and use of the affected lot of Brexil Injectable Solution (20mg/0.5ml).
The agency charged members of the public in possession of the implicated product are implored to discontinue sale or use and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office while also encouraging healthcare professionals and consumers to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this drug to the nearest NAFDAC office.