Toxic paracetamol syrup kills dozens of Nigerian babies
Nigeria's health authorities are warming citizens of a toxic paracetamol syrup which has killed dozens of children two months after they started teething. It is yet to be determined which ingredient of the syrup is causing kidney failure of which the children have died.
Laboratory test are being run at the moment, while the country's food and drug control agency NAFDAC to carry out further tests. Parents are advised no to give their children any brand of paracetamol syrup until it is clear what has caused the deaths.
It is not the first time that children in Nigeria have died after taking a teething mixture "My Pikin". The drug was taken out of circulation.