List of Banned Substance and Recalled Products from NAFDAC

List of Banned Substance and Recalled Products from NAFDAC

In line with its regulatory activity and keeping watch over the safety and lives of the citizens, the National Agency for Food and Drug administration and control (NAFDAC) has released the List of Banned Substance and Recalled Products from NAFDAC.

LIST OF BANNED, RESTRICTED OR CONTROLLED FOOD , DRUGS, COSMETICS AND CHEMICALS IN NIGERIA ISSUED BY NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROLLED (NAFDAC).
1.Controlled drugs that are prohibited from being imported into the country are as follows:
Amphetamine
Dexamphetamine
Methamphetamine
Chlormezanone
Methaqualone
Methylphenidate
Pemoline
Phenmetrazine
Phencyclidne
Secorbarbital
All drugs prohibited by ministerial Administrative Regulation eg.-Phenylbutazone.
2. Drugs and chemicals which will require authorization and permits to import and to clear from NAFDAC
before importation.
i. Bulk Narcotics (for end user manufacturers e.g. codeine pholocodenine only) finished Narcotics can only be imported by Federal Ministry of Health.
ii. All benzodiazepines e.g.-Diazepam
-Bromazepam
-Clonazepam
-Nitrazepam
-Flunitrazepam
-Lorazepam
-Chlordiazepoxide
-Clobazam
-Midazolam etc
iii. Barbiturates
e.g.
-Phenobarbital
-Thiopentone sodium e.t.c
IV. Tricyclic antidepressants
        e.g. imipramine, clomipramine, Amytryptilline e.t.c

List of Banned Substance and Recalled Products from NAFDAC

v. 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 its salt
3. Controlled solvents chemical substance that required permits to import and to clear.
-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

List of Banned Substance and Recalled Products from NAFDAC

4. Non-nutritive sweeteners, particularly saccharin and cylamates are not permitted in drug products.
5. Bleaching agents e.g. Mercury and its compounds, hydroquinone are not permitted in
cosmetic products.
6. Lanoline and Boric acid are not permitted in baby products.
7. The Under listed are prohibited ingredients in Cosmetics
Chlorofluorocarbon
Chloroform
Chlorofluoroarbon propellants
Hallogenated salicylanilides
Hexachlorohpene
Methylene Chloride
Vinyl Chloride
Zirconium
8. (a) The under listed food products are prohibited from being imported into Nigeria 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).
b)
i. Potassium Bromate as bread improver is not permitted.
ii. Use of non-nutritive sweeteners particularly saccharin and cyclamate in food product.
9. LIST OF BANNED/RESTRICTED PESTICIDES IN NIGERIA
-Biapacryl
-Captafol
-Chlordane
-Chlordimeform
-DDT Dieldrine
-Dinoseb & DinosedSalts
-Ethylene Dichloride
-Heptachi or 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(Dinitrobutylphenol)
-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
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
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