The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the general public on the circulation of fake ‘Insulin tea’ consumed by Diabetic patients.
In a statement issued on Sunday, March 28 by the Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the commission against buying or taking the fake tea because of its negative health implications.
”NAFDAC wishes to notify the public of the circulation of an unregistered and a fake product called insulin tea claimed to reduce blood sugar level and ‘delete’ sugar in the body.
Please note that the NAFDAC number shown on the packaging of this product (Nafdac Reg. No. 01-8662) is fake; the insulin tea poses a danger to the health of the public.
Members of the public are implored to contact the nearest NAFDAC office with any information concerning the distribution, sale, and use of the fake insulin tea.”the statement reads in part
Prof. Adeyeye also called on those who had already purchased and consumed the product to report its adverse effects to the nearest NAFDAC office.
She advises Nigerians to report such incidents through the toll-free NAFDAC PRASCOR 20543 from all networks and pharmacovigilance @nafdac.gov.ng. She also said the report could also be made via www.nafdac.gov.ng.