The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned against the use of Chloroquine for the purpose of treating COVID-19.
NCDC said the use of chloroquine and its derivatives for the management of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic has not been approved.
This was part of a series of tweets on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday where it also warned Nigerians against self-medication.
The tweet says, â€œPlease remember that the use of chloroquine and its derivatives for the management of coronavirus disease has not been validated and approved
â€œSelf-medication can cause harm and lead to death. Do not misuse drugsâ€
Recall that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) had last weekend explained its position on Chloroquine use
NAFDAC said it only gave approval to a pharmaceutical company, to produce more Chloroquine as a clinical trial for the cure of coronavirus and not for patients use.