The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians prior to the circulation of fake insulin tea for diabetes.
The body condemns buying or intake of the fake tea, because of its negative effects.
This notification was conveyed in a statement on Sunday by the Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye.
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.
Although, she advised those who had already taken the item to report its adverse effects to the nearest NAFDAC office.
The director-general urged Nigerians to report such effects through the toll-free NAFDAC PRASCOR 20543 from all networks and pharmacovigilance @nafdac.gov.ng