The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has raised the alarm on the circulation of fake Insulin tea for diabetic patients in the country.
Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of the agency, in a statement released on Sunday, warned against the consumption of the fake product due to 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 read in part.
Adeyeye also advised Nigerians who have unknowingly consumed the product to report any adverse effect at the nearest NAFDAC office.