Officials Withdraw Virus Protecting Nasal Spray from Sale in Spain

Officials Withdraw Virus Protecting Nasal Spray from Sale in Spain. Image: Taffix

OFFICIALS at the Spanish Agency of Medicines have withdrawn Taffix, a nasal spray which claimed to offer protection from viruses, from sale in Spain.

The Spanish Agency of Medicines has withdrawn the nasal spray from sale in Spain following an investigation.

The Taffix nasal spray, which claimed to stop any type of virus getting through the nasal cavities, has been withdrawn by the Spanish Agency of Medicines due to the doubts from clients and the scientists.

An investigation is being carried out at European level into the spray, leading Spanish health authorities to remove it from sale.

The spray had promised protection from contracting viruses, however Spanish health experts say its effectiveness had not been scientifically proven after carrying out various studies into it.

Researchers said there is no scientific evidence to confirm that the virus is blocked when it enters the nasal mucosa and did not recommend it for use to prevent infection.

The news comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced countries should carry on giving the AstraZeneca vaccine following concerns over side effects.

Countries including Norway have stopped giving the vaccine over side effect concerns, while Andalucia has announced it will suspend 1,200 of the vaccines from a batch.

Dr Margaret Harris, a spokesperson for the WHO, said: “It’s very important to understand that, yes, we should continue to be using the AstraZeneca vaccine. All that we look at is what we always look at: Any safety signal must be investigated.”

She added it was an “excellent vaccine.”

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Sally Underwood

Originally from London, Sally is based on the eastern Costa del Sol and is a journalist for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


    • elle cole

      03 April 2021 • 03:13

      Are they afarid people won’t take the vaccine if Taffix is on the market.?

      • Eve

        13 April 2021 • 14:28

        Yes, vaccine money makers even if it kills!

        • AJ

          16 May 2021 • 04:44

          you are 100% right. This is disgusting that authorities are pushing a dangerous vaccine instead of treating the disease with ivermectin and sprays like this.


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