The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians that Pfizer Specialties Limited, 21 Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi Lagos is executing a voluntary recall of Xalatan* (Latanoprost 0.005%) Eye Drops Lot Numbers W67369 and AK4753 from the Nigeria market.
Falsified Xalatan® 0.005% w/v Eye Drops 2.5 ml solution with authentic Pfizer Specialties Limited Lot Numbers W67369 and AK4753 were detected in the legitimate supply chain in Nigeria.
Pfizer Specialties Limited reportedly said that the genuine and the falsified lots of Xalatan* Eye Drops will not be easily differentiated. So the company is executing a voluntary recall of Genuine Xalatan* Eye Drops with authentic Lot Numbers W67369 and AK4753 from circulation in order to protect the patients.
The details of the affected lots of Xalatan® 0.005% w/v Eye Drops 2.5 ml solution are:
|S/No.||Product||Lot No.||Expiry Date||NAFDAC REG. No.|
|1||Xalatan® 0.005% Eyedrop x 2.5ml||W67369||10/2020||04-4198|
|2||Xalatan® 0.005% Eyedrop x 2.5ml||AK4753||10/2021||04-4198|
Genuine Xalatan® 0.005% w/v Eye Drops 2.5 ml solution registered by NAFDAC is manufactured by Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV, Rijksweg 12, 2870, Belgium. The genuine Xalatan® 0.005% w/v Eye Drops is indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
NAFDAC reportedly said that they have strengthened surveillance at all ports of entry to prevent importation of falsified Xalatan® 0.005% w/v Eye Drops into Nigeria.
NAFDAC reportedly said that distributors and wholesalers in possession of Xalatan* (Latanoprost 0.005%) Eye Drops Lot Numbers W67369 and AK4753 should immediately stop their distribution and sale.
Healthcare providers and members of the public with any information on Xalatan* Eye Drops Lot Numbers W67369 and AK4753 should report such information to the nearest NAFADC office.