26.8 C
Lagos
Thursday, September 24, 2020

50+ Banned Drugs, Food and Cosmetics in Nigeria

- Advertisement -

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is in the body in charge of controlling food drugs and cosmetics in Nigeria.

- Advertisement -

The NAFDAC was first established by Decree No. 15 of 1993 as then amended by Decree No. 19 of 1999.

Today, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control Act Cap N1 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004 to take charge of regulating and controlling the importation, manufacture, exportation, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of Food, Packaged Water, Cosmetics, Drugs, Medical Devices, Detergents and Chemicals (collectively called regulated products).

The NAFDAC wasn’t officially established until October 1999. Since then, the agency has been on a mission to safeguard public health by making sure that only the right quality food, drugs, and other regulated products are imported, manufactured, advertised, distributed, sold, and used in Nigeria.

The sales of fake foods, drugs, and other products are still a problem that Nigeria has been unable to overcome. However, NAFDAC regularly plays its role in bringing to the public notice, foods, drugs, and other products that it has found to be dangerous.

Here is a list of products that have been banned by the national administration for food and drugs control:

1. ANALGIN

  • Type: A pain-killer.
  • Reason for ban: Causes bone marrow depression.
  • Brand name: Novalgin

2. CISAPRIDE

  • Type: Acidity, constipation.
  • Reason for ban: Causes irregular heartbeat
  • Brand name: Ciza, Syspride

3. DROPERIDOL

  • Type: Anti-depressant.
  • Reason for ban: causes Irregular heartbeat.
  • Brand name: Droperol

4. FURAZOLIDONE

  • Type: Antidiarrhoeal.
  • Reason for ban: Causes Cancer.
  • Brand name: Furoxone, Lomofen

5. NIMESULIDE

  • Type: Painkiller, fever.
  • Reason for ban: Causes liver failure.
  • Brand name: Nise, Nimulid

6. NITROFURAZONE

  • Type: Antibacterial cream.
  • Reason for ban: Causes cancer.
  • Brand name: Furacin

7. PHENOLPHTHALEIN

  • Type: Laxative.
  • Reason for ban : Causes cancer.
  • Brand name: Agarol

8. PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE

  • Type: For cold and cough.
  • Reason for ban: Causes stroke.
  • Brand name: D’cold , Vicks Action-500, Procold, etc.

9. OXYPHENBUTAZONE

  • Type: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
  • Reason for ban: Cause bone marrow depression.
  • Brand name: Sioril, Buta, etc.,

10. PIPERAZINE

  • Type: Anti-worms.
  • Reason for ban: Causes Nerve damage.
  • Brand name : Piperazine

11. QUINIODOCHLOR

  • Type: Anti-diarrhoeal.
  • Reason for ban: Causes damage to sight.
  • Brand name: Enteroquinol.

List of controlled drugs that are prohibited from being imported into Nigeria are as follows;

  • Amphetamine
  • Dexamphetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Chlormezanone
  • Methaqualone
  • Methylphenidate
  • Pemoline
  • Phenmetrazine
  • Phencyclidine
  • Secobarbital
  • All medications prohibited by ministerial Administrative Regulation, eg. Phenylbutazone
  • Drugs and chemicals which will require authorization and permits to import and to clear from NAFDAC before importation.
  • Bulk Narcotics (the end-user manufacturers like codeine pholcodine only) finished
  • Narcotics can not be imported by any person or body, asides the Federal Ministry of Health.
  • All benzodiazepines such as:
  •  Diazepam
  •  Bromazepam
  • Clonazepam
  • Nitrazepam
  • Flunitrazepam
  • Lorazepam
  • Chlordiazepoxide
  • Clobazam
  • Midazolam etc
  • Barbiturates
  • Phenobarbital
  • Thiopentone sodium e.t.c
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Such as: imipramine, clomipramine, Amytryptilline e.t.c
  • Other controlled drugs
  • Pentazocine
  • Ephedrine pseudoephedrine
  • Ergometrine, Ergotamine
  • chloramphenicol
  • Dipyrone
  • Saccharin (for toothpaste manufacturers only)
  • Caffeine
  • Lysergide/LSD-25
  • Mescaline Parheyl
  • Psiloein,Psilotsin Psiliocybine
  • Terrahydrocannabinols
  • Amobarbital
  • Cyclobarbital
  • Glutethimide
  • Pentobarbital
  • Secobarbital
  • Amfepramone
  • Barbital
  • Ethcylorvynol
  • Ethinamate
  • Meprobamate
  • Methylphenobarbital
  • Methyprylon
  • Phenobarbital
  • Pipradrol
  • SPA
  • Cobalt preparation
  • Cyclizine
  • Sulphamethoxydiazine
  • Sulphadimethoxine
  • Aminopyrine and Dipyrone
  • Acecarbromal
  • Carbromal
  • Bromosoval
  • Metallic and Its compounds
  • Hexachlorophene
  • Elipten
  • Meclozine
  • Bithionol
  • Imipramine
  • Efocaine
  • Neonovum
  • Xenazoic acid or Xenalamine
  • Dithlazanine iodide
  • Chlorophentermine
  • Cyclamates, Cyclohexylemine, and their derivatives
  • Chloramphenicol and its preparations
  • Caffeine
  • Ephedrine and it’s salt
  • Controlled solvents chemical substance that can only be imported and cleared with a permit
  • Acetic Anhydrate
  • Acetone
  • Anthranilic Acid
  • N-Acetyl-Anthranilic Acid
  • Ephedrine
  • Ergometrine- Ergotinine
  • Ergotamine
  • Ethyl Ether
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Isosafrole
  • Lysergic Acid
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  • 3, 4-Methylenedioxy
  • Phenyl-2- Propanone
  • 1-Phenyl-2- Propanone
  • Phenylacetic Acid
  • piperidine
  • piperonal
  • potassium permanganate
  • pseudoephedrine
  • Safrole
  • Toluene
  • Non-nutritive sweeteners, especially saccharin and cylamates, are not allowed in drug products.
  • Bleaching agents, e.g. hydroquinone, Mercury and its compounds are not allowed in cosmetic products.
  • Lanoline and Boric acid are not accepted in baby products.

The following are prohibited ingredients in Cosmetics

  • Chlorofluorocarbon
  • Chloroform
  • Chlorofluoroarbon propellants
  • Hallogenated salicylanilides
  • Hexachlorohpene
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Zirconium

The following food products are prohibited from being imported into the country either by ways of trade or otherwise;

  • i) Meat (whether frozen or not)
  • ii) Chicken (whether frozen or not)
  • iii) Fish (whether frozen or not except those caught and landed by vessels licensed and authorized by the appropriate Nigerian Authority).
  • iv) Potassium Bromate as bread improver is not permitted.
  • v) Use of non-nutritive sweeteners particularly saccharin and cyclamate in food product.

LIST OF BANNED/RESTRICTED PESTICIDES IN NIGERIA

- Advertisement -
  • Biapacryl
  • Captafol
  • Chlordane
  • Chlordimeform
  • DDT Dieldrine
  • Dinoseb & DinosedSalts
  • Ethylene Dichloride
  • Heptachior
  • Lindane
  • Parathion
  • Methyl Parathion
  • Phosphamidon
  • Monocroptophos
  • Methamidophos
  • Chlorobenzilite
  • Toxaphene
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • HCF Mixed Isomer BHC
  • EDB1,2 dichloromoethene
  • 2,4,5 dichlorophenoxy Acetic acids
  • Endrine
  • Mirex
  • Ethylene Dichloride
  • Hexachlorobenzene
  • Endosulphan
  • Delta HCH
  • Flouroacetamide
  • Methyl Bromide
  • Dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethan (DPT)
  • Dibromoehlors propann
  • Diallate (Anadex)
  • Monocrotophor
  • Paraquat Bicloride
  • Chlordane
  • Dinoseb(Dinitrobutyl phenol)
  • Delta H.C.H (1,2,3,5,6-Hexachlorocyclohexane (organochlorine)
  • Camma.H.c.h (benzene Haxachloride or lindane)
  • Aldrin
  • Diedrin (organonochlorine)
  • Texaopene (campoechlor)
  • Endrin
  • Heptachlor(oorganochlorine)
  • Pentachlorophenol

LIST OF SOME RESTRICTED, CONTROLLED, or Banned FOOD ADDITIVES

  • Blue Asbestor (Crocidolite)
  • White Abestor (Chrysolite)
  • Potasium Bromate
  • Nitrogen Trichloride
  • Diethyl Pyrocarbon
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Thiourea
  • Cobalt Salts & its derivatives
  • Polyoxyethylene-8-stearate
  • Oil of Calamus
  • Safrole
  • Cinnamyl anthranilate
  • Coumarin
  • Calamus and its derivatives
  • Dulcin (p-ethoxy-phenylurea)
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Nordihydro gualaretic acid (NDGA)
  • Caffeine (colour)
  • Acid fuchsine
  • Alkanet (Alkane)
  • Citrus Red No 2
  • Ponceau Sx
  • Ponceau 3R
  • Ponceau 6R
  • Red FB
  • Red 6B
  • Rose Bengal
  • Scarlet GN
  • Toney Red
  • Tetrabromofluoresein
  • Eosine
  • Tetrachloro-tetrabromfluresein
  • Calcium cabornate
  • Carbon black
  • Charcoal NF-XI
  • Ferrous sulphate
  • Cudbear logwood chips & extract
  • Ferric chloride
  • Safflower
  • FD & C Green No 1
  • FD & C Green No 2
  • Red No 1
  • Red No 4
  • FD & C violet No 1
  • Drug-Related Laws In Nigeria

Nigeria has several laws that control and regulate the manufacture, sales, and distribution of medications within its territory.

These laws include;

Poisons and Pharmacy Act, Cap 366 of 1990: The poisons and Pharmacy Act regulates the compounding, distribution, sale, supply and dispensing of medicines and offers different levels of control for various categories of medications and poisons.

Food and Drugs Act Cap 150 of 1990: The food and Drugs Act prohibits the sale of certain foods, cosmetics drugs, and devices as a treatment for some specific diseases. The Food and Drugs Act prohibits the exportation, importation, distribution, and sale of particular drugs.

It also forbids practices such as misleading labeling, packaging, and advertising, as well as the manufacturing of food and drugs in conditions that are unsanitary. It conveys the right to appoint food and drug analysts, and inspecting officers.

Counterfeit and Fake Drugs (miscellaneous provisions) Act, Cap 73 of 1990: This Act is one that forbids the production, manufacture, importation, sale, and distribution of any fake, adulterated banned or counterfeit drugs.

It also forbids persons to sell any medication in an open market without seeking permission from the appropriate authority. Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Decree 91 of 1992: It invalidated the Pharmacists Act of 1964.

This new decree set up the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria which was given the following responsibilities;

  • (a) To determine the standard of skill and knowledge required of individuals seeking to become registered members of the pharmacy profession.
  • (b) To establish and maintain a register of people who are qualified to practice as Pharmacists.
  • (c) To Prepare and review the code of conduct.
  • (d)To control and regulate the practice of the Pharmacy profession.

It is our collective responsibility to ensure that Nigeria stays free of fake medications and other products. If you found this list helpful, make sure to share and also leave a comment below.

- Advertisement -
Banned
  • Save
- Advertisement -

Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.
- Advertisement -

Trending Now

6 Tips to Ensure Your Children’s Safety Around Electricity

The importance of electricity as a necessity in our households cannot be over emphasized. We virtually use electricity in every cooling, heating,...
- Advertisement -

Skin Rashes: Causes, Symptoms and Effective Home Remedies

Skin rashes are common skin problems experienced by millions of people worldwide; it is characterized by a visible change in the color...

Atis Fruit: 10 Health Benefits of Eating Sugar Apple

Sugar apple (Atis fruit), is the Annona squamosa fruit belonging to the natives of West Indies and to the tropical Americas like Peru, Mexico,...

Spider Bites: Symptoms, Treatment & Identification

Spider bites in the United States are often annoying but they are rarely fatal. If a person gets bitten by a black...

How to Increase Sodium Levels in Your Blood?

Levels of sodium in the blood is often a misunderstood topic and it is extremely necessary that we as individuals understand the meaning and...

8 Ways to Remove Dandruff Without Washing Hair

There are about 50 million Americans are diagnosed with dandruff which is an alert problem. Dandruff not only cause damage to your...

Enlarged Clitoris: Causes, Treatment and Symptoms

The clitoris is simply a female sexual organ located slightly above the urethra, a section where urine is released from the female body. A...

5 Ways You Can Stop Snoring at Night

For many people worldwide, snoring is not just something they do while sleeping after a long day. Snoring can be a huge...

7 Types of Disability and Examples

For disabled people life is a lot different than the rest of us. They don’t lead normal lives like we do and need assistance...

Oral Surgery Recovery – What Foods to Eat

Had oral surgery? Then it’s very hard to have foods while in recovery. An oral surgery makes you feel weak and nauseous. So it’s...

Hole in the Heart: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Normally, the heart is divided into two parts - left and right - which are separated by a septum (which separates the two upper...

Friends

Newsletter

Nurture yourself with health tips, wellness advice, and more.

- Advertisement -

Related Posts

A Nurse Who Has Been Making Her Patients Get Better by Singing for 14 Years Finally Got Caught in This Viral Video

What was once kept a secret has now been exposed as a nurse in Kalamazoo has been discreetly singing to patients for 14 years...

Xofluza: the New Flu Medication

Flu season is almost here, and almost everyone is bracing up for the impact. I have a little bit of good news for everyone...

Cat Eye Syndrome – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Cat eye syndrome is a rare disorder that is caused as a result of a rare chromosomal aberration which usually occurs at birth. Typically,...

What You Need to Know Before Your First Ultrasound Purchase

Purchasing an ultrasound machine requires thoughtful consideration for a variety of reasons. For starters, it’s an investment that should be made wisely. The information below...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Banned
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap