6 Popular Drugs Nigerian Use Without A Prescription

October 8, 2020

Nigerians are many things, depending on what the situation they are in requires them to be. And sometimes, this means putting on an imaginary white coat and prescribing drugs for themselves. Everyone is guilty of this, and that’s why we have this list of drugs lots of people use without a prescription.

1. Paracetamol

The OG of all drugs. Are you even Nigerian if you don’t have about 2 packets somewhere close to you at all time? It’s a miracle just how many things these pills work for. As far as Nigerians know, if paracetamol doesn’t make whatever you are dealing with go away, you can now see a doctor.

2. Alabukun Powder

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Because paracetamol cannot handle every type of pain.

3. Flagyl

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Everyone’s favourite travelling companion! For the average case of stomach upset, the first drug that comes to mind is Flagyl. The only thing to get past is the horrible after-taste, but that has never stopped anybody.

4. Vitamin C

Hard to say if this is a drug or a candy, judging by the frequency anybody who has it in their house pop it in their mouth. See, it may be sweet, but it is still a drug, so use with caution.

5. Amplicox

Because bacteria is not a good thing, this drug exists. It is mostly used to get rid of boils.

6. Postinor

Fornication sells, and since no one likes the sight of baby diapers (fuck them kids, honestly), this one is a big hit.

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