Drugs banned

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

12.Macleods: Panderum

Some of the drugs used by diabetics are included in the above ban.


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19 Replies

  • Thanks ji I have been following your blog in this forum

  • Oh great. I thought someone said drugs are science. Shows that this long list of drugs, specially "combination" drugs (combination therapy from ADA anyone??) was more LOOT than SCIENCE. Combination therapy goes out of the window now though the drug cartel will try and fight it out in court :)

    We on LCHF diet never like combination drugs as it never allowed individual tapering. So, if anyone switches to LCHF with combination drugs we tell them to switch to non combination one so that tapering/ elimination can be done individually.

  • I use diabetic drug , Zoryl M 2, Mopaday M 2 , Fenolip 145. Please tell me weather these drugs are banned or not.

  • Mopaday M 2 seems to have been banned of the three

  • Are you sure fenolip is a diabetic drug?

  • It seems not. Indications is Hyperlipidaemias and constituent is Fenofibrate

  • Sorry. My question has inadvertently reached you. Actually, it should have gone to elenjickan. It is my mistake.

  • Many of them have got stay orders form High court,on the plea that these drugs did not harmed anybody for the last 30 years.Government have banned them before listening them.

  • Most of experienced member Arunkumar pointed out his previous discussion combination drugs is noyt good. Each medicine has workout different way Sulfunalurea drug help to produce the insulin metformin will work to cut the sugar in food and small quantity from liver and pioglitazone works to re duce the sugar level from liver. So combination of 3 or2 drug not work satisfacgtorily. So by taking each tablet in separatley is good

    But most of the Doctors prescribed 2 or 3 combinationdrug to the patients.

    Now what happens so much drugs metformin+ pioglitazone and metformin + glimepride + pioglitazone also banned

    It is better to patients they must reuested to Doctors to given separate tablets ven he prescribed combination drugs.

    Further metformin is safest drug for diabetic and next one is vabligose. So it is better to adjust these two tablets in separatley is good

    Any further guidlines and opinion from the members about drugs and dosagesdetail may share which to be helpfulto the membes whoare prescribed combination drugs

  • Any combination drug for HBP Beta blockers and calcium channel blocker also banned If so please mentionin detail

  • The drug companies have got stay orders form High courton the plea that these have not harmed anybody for the last thirty years,and govt. have banned without listening theirs side.

  • Even diabetic drug AVANDIA harmed no one. Who publishes the data on HARM? The drug companies right? India should have a strong law against the drug mafia where Individuals can sue them like they do in the US and class action law suit starts. Only then they will agree that it does damage.

    GSK paid heavy penalty after pleading guilty in case of AVANDIA but no penalty in India?

  • I work for pharma industry. Personally believe that these are knee jerk reactions.

    Now we need these combinations as there are economical and also reduces pill burden.

    Also the issue are that many pts don't want any dietary restrictions. They want to enjoy all foods.

    Also the ADA recommended diet will not help in long run.

    Hence we need these combinations.

    This ban will only lead to taking the drugs separately thereby increasing the pills and costs.

    I personally believe in LCHF and am just controlled with metformin 500 BID

    For my sugar levels I cannot be controlled with the above drugs alone.

    Probably if I was ignorant I would have been Rxed one.

    But that's how it is.

  • You will see the newer drugs will come with different names,how many govt.can ban?

  • Yes because science cannot suppress the symptoms of greed for money, selfishness and apathy.

  • But they have banned the combination. There are about 300 combination with their generic names

  • Companies will get a relief from court unless GOI can fight it hard to give reasons.

  • India is not exception from the pharma mafia

  • India they rule. US they get to pay billions for drug fraud. GSK, Pfizer, J&J all have coughed up billions for fraud in the US.

    This is why using DRUGS for managing diabetes has never been my first priority. DIET first. Drugs LAST.

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