On 10th March, 2016, the government banned the use of fixed dose combination drugs produced by several companies.
The list of drugs that may go off the chemists’ shelves:
1.Procter and Gamble (P&G): Vicks Action 500 Extra
2.Abbott: Cough Syrup Phensedyl, Tossex and triple combination diabetes drug Tribet
3.Cipla: Triple combination diabetes drug Triexer most impacted
4.Pfizer: Cough Syrup Corex
5.Lupin: Triple combination diabetes drug Gluconorm most impacted
6.Wockhardt: Zedex cough syrups, Ace Proxyvan impacted
7.Glenmark: Most of the impact is on account of Ascoril range of cough syrups
8.Ipca: Zerodol P (Paracetamol + Aceclofenac)
9.Sun Pharma: The most impacted is triple anti diabetes combination drug Gemer P (Meltformin + pioglitazone + glimeperide)
10.Alkem: Sumo (Nimesulide + Paracetamol) and Taxim AZ (Azithromycin + Cefixime)
11.Mankind: The impact is spread across multiple products
Some of the drugs used by diabetics are included in the above ban.