Edo orders disposal of Norvasc tablets
The Edo State government has ordered the disposal of Norsasc tablets across the state over the discovery of iron wires in them.
The state government in a statement by Professor Obehi Akoria said the disposal directive was necessary following an alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The statement reads: “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, 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 details of the product are as follow; 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.”