A fast growing indigenous pharmaceutical company – Kuka Consumer Healthcare (KCH) recently introduced NORAPINE to fight against Hypertension in Nigeria. The Pharmaceutical Company not only launched its product but brings it to the market at a cheap and affordable rate too. This, the company says is aimed at reducing the ever increasing cases of hypertension in Nigeria.
A representative of KCH, Miss Mary Salawu, while speaking during the product launch in Lagos, said Norapine is an uncoated tablet with break-line on one side, plain on the other side, and is indicated for the treatment of Angina Pectoris. It is also recommended for the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension, alone or in combination with other anti-hypertensive drugs which must be taken with the doctors’ prescription or guidance.
She remarked that not less than 70 per cent of Nigerians who are hypertensive are unable to purchase the right medications due to their relative high cost, and sometimes non availability and ineffectiveness; she said they are even at greater risk of health complications such as stroke and kidney damage.
She also said the price reduction was to increase affordability, availability and accessibility to hypertension medications.
Miss Salawu urged individuals to exercise regularly, avoid over indulgence in fatty foods and have a regular check-up of their blood pressure. She also noted that High Blood Pressure is a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high; she urged that individuals should keep their blood pressure in check in order to avoid contracting hypertension.