Weird World: Incorrect medications give children werewolf like symptoms in Spain - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Weird World: Incorrect medications give children werewolf like symptoms in Spain

A number of children in Spain have had abnormal hair growth similar to “werewolf syndrome” after receiving incorrect medication, officials say.

According to a report by BBC, Seventeen cases have been reported in Cantabria, Valencia and Granada. The children developed the symptoms after receiving medicine for a stomach condition that contained a drug used to treat alopecia, health regulators said.

“My son’s forehead, cheeks, arms, legs and hands were covered with hair… it was very scary,” one mother said.
Following an investigation by the Spanish health regulator Aemps, the source of the condition was traced to a formula issued to parents to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease a muscle condition that affects acid reflux from the stomach in their young children.

A supply of what was thought to be omeprazole was found to contain minoxidil, an ingredient that stimulates hair growth, the regulators said.

A report published on the Aemps website said the medicine had been distributed by a pharmaceutical company in the Málaga region of Spain. Early cases were reported in July and the product was withdrawn from the market.

On Wednesday (28.08.19), Spain’s health ministry said that a batch of the hair treatment formula had been incorrectly labelled and had become mixed up with the stomach drug medication due to an “internal error”.

The pharmaceutical company’s distribution centre remains closed while the investigation continues. The children’s symptoms are expected to improve within weeks as the excess hair falls out, parents have been told.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Some More Sauce...


Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...


Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Who remembers the time when sex was simple. Well, nowadays there are a lot of weird fetishes that we can’t even keep track of...


The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Da Squeeze

Is there a woman making your heart skip a beat? She might be a secret woman of your life.  Most women love, but they...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...