Recently Banned Drugs In INDIA
List of Some drugs banned india
Fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine
Fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine were used to treat obesity. They were widely used in slimming centres. However, they were withdrawn due to reports of diseases of heart valves, fibrosis of the heart and pulmonary hypertension. The combination of fenfluramine and phenteramine, another weight loss pill was particularly notorious for causing heart valve problems and sudden death.
Rimonabant was particularly effective in causing weight loss. It inhibited the action of substances called cannabinoids in the brain. It has been withdrawn due to serious side effects like depression, suicidal tendencies and seizures.
Sibutramine is a weight loss pill that has been recently banned since it caused heart related side effects.
Astemizole and terfinadine
Astemizole and terfinadine are antihistamines that were used to treat allergies. They were banned since they could cause a heart condition called polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and even death when used in high doses or with drugs like erythromycin, clarithromycin and ketoconazole.
Phenformin is an antidiabetic drug similar to metformin. It has been banned since it carries a high risk of lactic acidosis.
Rofecoxib and valdecoxib
Rofecoxib and valdecoxib were popular painkillers that were used for arthritis and other painful conditions. They resulted in pain relief without causing gastric side effects. However, they were withdrawn due to concerns of heart attack and stroke with their use.
Rosiglitazone is a drug used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It has been banned due to an increased risk of heart attacks.