Nigerian News | NAFDAC Recalls Defective Chemotherapy Medication

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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
Lot Number 9GC5023
Expiry date April, 2021
Active ingredient Methotrexate

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.

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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: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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