Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies In Nigeria (2023)

The need and importance of pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies in any nation cannot be overemphasized.

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Before now, Nigeria rely so much on foreign pharmaceutical companies to take care of its drugs needs and drug research.

Time has changed, with more up springs of indigenous pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria.

This write up is about the best pharmaceutical companies to work for in Nigeria.

The good news is that these indigenous pharmaceutical companies are of international standards and can compete with its counterparts all over the globe.

Some of these top pharmaceutical companies had aided both in research and drugs production.

One of major benefits of emergence of some of these pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria is it curtailed heavy reliance on foreign pharmaceutical companies and reduce the cost of drugs.

In this post, we will be list top pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria including those owned by Nigerians and those owed by foreigners.

This post will be of high significance to pharmacy students and graduates who are on look out to join a high performing pharmaceutical company.

Best Pharmaceutical Companies In Nigeria

Emzor Pharmaceutical

Emzor pharmaceutical is standing as the best pharmaceutical company in Nigeria with its very popular paracetamol drug.

Emzor Pharmaceutical is one of Nigerian’s indigenous pharmaceutical firms founded in 1984 by Dr. Stella C Okoli.

The company is headquartered in Lagos and renowned for production and manufacturing of high-quality medical consumables. One of its most popular products is the Emzor paracetamol.

Neros Pharmaceutical

Neros Pharmaceutical is another Nigerian pharmaceutical company that is doing great in pharmaceutical research and production.

The firm owned by Anambra State born billionaire, Dr. Polycarp Emenike was launched in 1986 and headquartered in Lagos Nigeria.

The firm is renowned for some top pharmaceutical products in Anti Malaria, Anti Diabetes, Anti-Bacterial etc. They also represent some top international pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria.

Swiss Pharma Nigeria Limited

Swipha as popularly called is one of top pharmaceutical firms in Nigeria delivering high quality pharmaceutical products.

The company also distributes pharmaceutical products for government, non- governmental organizations and parastatals in Nigeria.

Swiss pharma Nigeria Limited is one of the highest paying pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria. Sales representatives at Swiss pharma are paid around N170,000 monthly.

Fidson Healthcare

Since its emergence in 1995, Fidson Healthcare has been in fore front of manufacturing pharmaceutical consumables of international standards.

One of its popular products is Astymin. The company is located at 268, Ikorodu Road, Obanikoro, Lagos Nigeria.

GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria

A global health care firm that prides itself on production and manufacturing of pharmaceutical consumables and vaccines.

Some Of their top products is Sensodyne tooth paste and Panadol Extra. They aspire to keep people live healthier and longer.

May & Baker Nigeria PLC

May and Baker Nigeria is regarded as the country’s first indigenous pharmaceutical company. It was founded in 1944, though its origin could be traced to England in United Kingdom.

The pharmaceutical firm has been at the top of production and distribution of top pharmaceutical products. The company aspire to be a leading health care brand in sub Saharan Africa.

New Height Pharmaceutical

New Height Pharmaceutical is a firm consisting of world class pharmacists and health care professionals who are into pharmaceutical distribution, marketing and wholesales within Nigeria.

The company has been in the business for over 15 years and has recorded a tremendous success in what they do.

Juhel Pharmaceutical

Juhel Pharmaceutical is another top indigenous pharmaceutical company in Nigeria founded in 1987 by Anambra State born pharmacist Dr. Eric Okoye.

The firm is into production and manufacturing of both oral and intravenous medicines. It operates two locations at Awka and Enugu.

Chemiron International Limited

Formerly known as Chemech Laboratories Nigeria limited, Chemiron was established in the year 1987.The company had been delivering quality health care product through research for over 30 years.

Mopson Pharmaceutical Limited

Mopson pharmaceutical had been producing top quality Multi-vitamins, Asmalyn, Cough Syrup for health care of Nigerians and Africans.

The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Lagos State Nigeria. It is one of Nigerian’s reputable pharmaceutical firms.

Nemel Pharmaceutical Limited

Nemel Pharmaceutical Limited is one of the best pharmaceutical companies to work with in Nigeria.

Nemel Pharmaceutical Limited an integrated research based company that is producing a range of quality affordable generic and OTC (Over the counter) drugs, trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across the country.

The pharma company aim to improve the quality of health across the world.

The company was founded in 2001 and has its head office located at Emene and a branch at Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, the capital city of Enugu, South east Nigeria.

AGARY Pharmaceutical Limited

AGARY Pharmaceutical Limited prides themselves as Nigeria’s number one company in hospital consumables.

AGARY Pharmaceutical is one of Nigerian’s pharmaceutical companies that produces quality drugs.

The pharmaceutical company was established in 1993 as a national and regional marketing company that specializes in the importation and distribution of medical and hospital consumables.

Sewell Pharmaceuticals ltd

Sewell Pharmaceuticals Limited is a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company located in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

The pharmaceutical company is into production of oral and liquid drugs like analgesics, hematinics, antacids, cough mixtures and antimicrobial agents.

It is one of the highly regarded and respected pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.


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  1. Well-done. A good research. Keep it up.

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