Health Alert: Edo govt warn against usage of Norvasc 5mg tablets
The Edo State Government has warned residents against the sale and usage of Norvasc 5mg tablets produced by United States-based drug developer Viatris Inc. following the discovery of iron wires in samples taken from the shipment.
In a public press statement, the Edo State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Obehi Akoria, said the warnings followed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) alert.
Prof. Akoria said, “The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued an alert and warning that the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the recall of six million tablets from two batches of Norvasc 5 mg tablets produced by U.S-based drug developer Viatris Inc, following the discovery of iron wires in samples taken from the shipment and claims from Taiwan Norvasc users that the tablets when cut into halves contain iron wire.
“The above information makes the two batches of Norvasc 5 mg tablets substandard.”
The Commissioner added, “All persons, pharmaceutical outlets and health facilities who may have any of these batches of Norvasc 5 mg tablets in stock should immediately dispose of them using the appropriate channels.
“Please be vigilant!!! Do not use this product. Please contact your doctor to discuss suitable alternatives. The State Ministry of Health can be contacted using the following numbers: 09016350001; 09114972470; 09116076093.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.