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List of Banned Fixed Dose Composition drugs

List of Banned Fixed Dose Composition drugs

India’s Pharmaceuticals industry  has been reeling under  the Health Ministry’s  gazette notification issued on March 12 banning 344 fixed dose drug combinations. Many of them popular brands of over  the counter anti-pyretic (used to prevent or reduce fever) and anti-inflammatory drugs sold for years now. Experts appointed by the Health Ministry before coming to the decision that they  impose a ban, pointed to the many side-effects of these drugs; elaborating  on their fatality and  lack of therapeutic justification for sale. Finally, the report of the expert committee appointed by the government that led to it  imposing a ban.

Some of the items in the list of the FDC combinations that have a ban imposed on them inlcude:

Aceclofenac + Paracetamol + Rabeprazole

Nimesulide + Diclofenac
Nimesulide + Cetirizine + Caffeine
Nimesulide + Tizanidine
Paracetamol + Cetirizine + Caffeine
Diclofenac + Tramadol + Chlorzoxazone
Dicyclomine + Paracetamol + Domperidone
Nimesulide + Paracetamol dispersible tablets
Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Caffeine
Diclofenac + Tramadol + Paracetamol
Diclofenac + Paracetamol + Chlorzoxazone + Famotidine
Naproxen + Paracetamol
Nimesulide + Serratiopeptidase
Paracetamol + Diclofenac + Famotidine
Nimesulide + Pitofenone + Fenpiverinium + Benzyl Alcohol
Omeprazole + Paracetamol + Diclofenac
Nimesulide + Paracetamol injection

The fight  between the pharma companies and the government continues  and March 28 when the High Court bench  takes up the FDC matter, many of these might meet their fate.

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