Recently Banned drugs

Recently Banned drugs

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Nimesulide, cisapride and phenylpropanolamine this drugs going to remove from the markets. The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr. Surinder Singh has finally decided to ban these three unsafe drugs. Several years of debates regarding is drugs, indication and contraindication. Finally they decided that to withdraw from the market. The adverse effects of these drugs outweigh the benefits the drugs, Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) that had been examining the safety of the three drugs for several years.

Nimesulide

was the most controversial among the three drugs. Many developed countries like US, Britain, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other 168 countries had already banned these drugs up to this time it was freely sold in India by different pharmaceuticals.

Cisapride

Another unsafe drug was found to increase upper gastrointestinal tract motility. Due to its side effects even this drug is banned in many countries. this medicine is used as the treatment of cold cough, and freely available in India. North America, Western Europe and some other countries banned this drug some ears before.

phenylpropanolamine

Is psychoactive drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes which is used as a stimulant

The DTAB (Technical Advisory Board) is now reviewing the use of Gatifloxacin, tegaserod and deanxit which have been banned in some of the developed countries. In the past diabetes drug Rosiglitazone and anti-obesity drug Rimonabant have been banned from the Indian markets.

Expert assessments of the drugs, stricter evaluation of safety and efficacy of any new drug before introducing that drug in the market. Many drugs cause dangerous side effects and even death. Serious health ailments may occur when drugs are not tested before introducing in to markets.

2 comments

  1. if it has been finilized that three drugs anr banned and already various countried not yet manufactured these drugs ,so,why we wait for a serious accident,it is toally injustice to innocent people that DCGI not warrened the company to withdraw the product from the market as soon as possible.

    Altaf Hussain

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