Complete List of Banned Anti-Malaria Drugs

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Banned Anti-Malaria Drugs

Research is always ongoing on the effectiveness of anti-malaria drugs in efforts to eradicate the scourge. To this end, there have been occasions when authorities in the global health sector come up with concerns and appropriate decisions leading to discontinuation of certain drugs and treatments.

In March, we had the case of EU countries placing outright ban on forty-two drugs for treating malaria. NAFDAC, an authority in the field of administration and control of food and drugs under the purview of Federal Ministry of Health followed suit in effecting the ban in Nigeria.

However, Nigeria’s legislature has expressed worry about the alleged availability of those drugs in the market. One of the reasons for the outright ban of these anti-malaria drugs is because they are mono-therapy, and thus are sub-standard. Pathogens resistance, over the years has rendered mono-therapy substances useless as regards malaria treatment. Other reason is the report of serious side effects, causing damages to body organs. And this has led to unnecessary loss of human lives. Following is a list of the drugs in question.

List of banned anti-malaria drugs

  1. Alaxin 60mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8
  2. Alaxin oral suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL / 80ml
  3. Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B / 1000
  4. Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B / 1000
  5. Arinate 100mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6
  6. Arinate 50 mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6
  7. Arsumax 50 mg tablet (artésunate) B / 12
  8. Artemax 60 mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8
  9. Artémédine 40 mg capsule (artemether) B / 12
  10. Artémédine 50 mg tablet (artemether) B / 12
  11. Artenam 50 mg tablet (artemether) B / 14
  12. Artenam 60 mg tablet (artemether) B / 8
  13. Artésiane 300 mg child powder oral suspension (artemether) FL / 38g
  14. Artésunate 100mg compressed B / 120
  15. Artésunate 50 mg tablet B / 120
  16. Artexin 60 mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8
  17. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 9
  18. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 25 blisters
  19. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 55 blisters
  20. Camoquin 200mg tablet (amodiquine) B / 24
  21. Camoquin 600 mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 3
  22. Camoquin oral suspension 50mg / 5ml (amodiaquine) FL / 60ml
  23. Cotecxin oral suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL / 80ml
  24. Cotecxin 60 mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine) B / 8
  25. Daraprim tablet (pyriméthamine) B / 30
  26. Falcinil 50mg tablet (artésunate) B / 12
  27. Flavoquine oral suspension 50mg / 5ml (amodiaquine) FL / 90ml
  28. Flavoquine 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 16
  29. Flavoquine 200mg tablet (amodiaquine) B / 240
  30. Gunate strong tablet (artésunate) B / 6 gvs labs
  31. Tvitter powder oral suspension (artemether) FL / 100ml
  32. Halfan 250mg tablet (halofantrine) B / 6
  33. Halfan 250mg tablet (halofantrine) B / 120
  34. Halfan oral suspension 5mg / 5ml (halofantrine) FL / 45ml
  35. Malartin 200mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6
  36. Malartin 50 mg tablet (artésunate) B / 12
  37. mmh-malarex 450 mg capsule (peschiara fuchsiaefolia) B / 20
  38. Paludrine 100mg tablet (proguanil) B / 56
  39. Plasmotrim 200mg tablet (artésunate) B / 25 blisters / 6
  40. Plasmotrim 200mg tablet (artésunate) B / 6
  41. Plasmotrim 50 mg lactab (artésunate) B / 12
  42. Plasmotrim 50 mg lactab (artésunate) B / 25 blisters / 6

It is hoped that relevant authorities in the health sector would orientate the public on this and formally communicate the World Health Organization’s (WHO) approved anti-malaria drugs to the public.

Meanwhile, the public has been advised to stay safe by consulting competent medical hospital/doctor for proper diagnosis and prescription in managing ill-health.


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