Banned drugs

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Some of the common drugs and their combinations are enlisted which are withdrawn from the market due to their toxic effects.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
1. NIMESULIDE HEPATOTOXICITY(LEVER DAMAGE)
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)

STAINED TEETH
7. PENECILLIN SKIN/EYE OINTMENT VARIOUS ALLERGIC REACTIONS
8. AMIDOPYRINE AGRANULOCYTOSIS(LOWERED W.B.C)
9. PHENACETIN CARCINOGENIC IN NATURE AND DAMAGES KIDNEY
10. PHENFORMIN LACTIC ACIDOSIS
11. RAFECOXIB/VALDECOXIB VARIOUS CARDIAC DISORDESRS
12. CHLORAL HYDRATE AS DRUG CONFUSION AND SEIZURES
13. FENFLURAMINE/DEXFENFLURAMINE HEART VALVE PROBLEMS AND HYPERTENSION
14. SIBUTRAMINE CARDIAC DISORDERS
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

THREATNING EMERGENCIES.

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  

                                                                                                                                               

  

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2 comments

  1. hope people understand..!!good 1.

  2. quite informative Ronak Vashi.. 🙂

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