Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dangerous drugs









These drugs have been globally discarded but are available in India.

Analgin: This is a painkiller

Reason for ban: Bone marrow depression

Brand name: Novalgin

 

Cisapride: Acidity, constipation

Reason for ban: irregular heartbeat

Brand name: Ciza, Syspride

 

Droperidol: Anti-depressant

Reason for ban: Irregular heartbeat

Brand name: Droperol

 

Furazolidone: Antidiarrhoeal

Reason for ban: Cancer

Brand name: Furoxone, Lomofen

 

Nimesulide: Painkiller, fever

Reason for ban: Liver failure

Brand name: Nise, Nimulid

 

Nitrofurazone: Antibacterial cream

Reason for ban: Cancer

Brand name: Furacin

 

Phenolphthalein: Laxative

Reason for ban: Cancer

Brand name: Agarol

 

Phenylpropanolamine: cold and cough

Reason for ban: stroke

Brand name: D'cold, Vicks Action 500

 

Oxyphenbutazone: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Reason for ban: Bone marrow depression

Brand name: Sioril

 

Piperazine: Anti-worms

Reason for ban: Nerve damage

Brand name: Piperazine

 

Quiniodochlor: Anti-diarrhoeal

Reason for ban: Damage to sight

Brand name: Enteroquinol

 

( Source: Dr C.M. Gulhati, Editor, MIMS India )

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