WHAT ARE BANNED DRUGS? As per the D&C (drugs & cosmetics) act a ban on the drug is imposed for its import, export , manufacture and sales. Ban is mainly imposed because of the drug’s habit forming or addictive ability and in cases when the toxic or adverse effects exceed those of it’s therapeutic effects.
DID YOU KNOW:
There is a common misconception about side effects and adverse effects. Side effects are those reactions that occur when the drug is taken in the prescribed quantity. While adverse effects are those reactions which occur when drug is taken exceeding the prescribed quantity.
Some of the common drugs and their combinations are enlisted which are withdrawn from the market due to their toxic effects. The below given list will be useful if you form a small habit of reading the active chemical ingredient of which ever drug you purchase.
NOTE: SOME OF THESE DRUGS ARE STILL BEING SOLD IN THE MARKET. IF U STOP BUYING THEM, COSEQUENTLY THEIR SALES WILL STOP TOO.
|SR.NO||NAME OF DRUGS||REASON|
|2.||NILAMIDE||EUPHORIA AND PSYCOMOTOR AGITATION|
|3.||PRACTOLOL||CARDIAC FAILURE AND COLD EXTREMITIES|
|4.||METHAPYRELINE||MAY CAUSE LEVER CANCER|
|5.||METHAQUALINE||CARDIAC AND RESPIRATORY ARREST AT HIGHER DOSE|
|6.||TETRACYCLINE CLASS DRUGS
(LIQUID ORAL PREPARATION)
|7.||PENECILLIN SKIN/EYE OINTMENT||VARIOUS ALLERGIC REACTIONS|
|9.||PHENACETIN||CARCINOGENIC IN NATURE AND DAMAGES KIDNEY|
|11.||RAFECOXIB/VALDECOXIB||VARIOUS CARDIAC DISORDESRS|
|12.||CHLORAL HYDRATE AS DRUG||CONFUSION AND SEIZURES|
|13.||FENFLURAMINE/DEXFENFLURAMINE||HEART VALVE PROBLEMS AND HYPERTENSION|
|15.||Fixed dose combinations of VITAMINS with ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS and TRANQUILIZERS.
ALL THE COMBINATIONS THAT ARE BANNED CAN HAVE VARIOUS
HARMFUL DRUG- DRUG AS WELL AS DRUG – FOOD INTERACTION.
THEIR TOXIC EFFECTS MAY RANGE FROM ALLERGIES TO LIFE
|16.||Fixed dose combinations of STRYCHNINE and CAFFINE in tonics.|
|17.||Fixed dose combinations of ANTIHISTAMINICS with ANTI-DIARRHOEALS.|
|18.||Fixed dose combinations of VITAMINS with ANALGESICS.|
|19.||Fixed dose combinations of CHLORAMPHENICOL with any other drug for internal use.|
|20.||Fixed dose combinations of PENICILLIN with SULPHONAMIDES|