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Watch: Ban on 328 Medicines

Edited By: Sameer Kumar Rai


Last Updated: September 13, 2018, 19:38 IST

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Painkiller Saridon is among the 328-fixed dose combination of drugs banned by the health ministry

They were deemed "irrational" and "unsafe".FDC is a drug that is a cocktail of two or more drugs sold by the Indian pharmaceutical industry. Other banned drugs include the skin cream Panderm, combination diabetes drug Gluconorm PG, antibiotic Lupidiclox, Saridon contains 150 mg of propyphenazone (anti-inflammatory drug), 250 mg of paracetamol (treatment of fever) and 50 mg of caffeine. Saridon has been associated with severe blood dyscrasias or diseases affecting blood cells or platelets

The technical advisory body said the companies failed to show that the ingredients were safe and justified

The ministry said there was "no therapeutic justification for the ingredients" and added that they "may involve risk to human beings"

first published:September 13, 2018, 19:38 IST
last updated:September 13, 2018, 19:38 IST