Govt Banned Fixed-Dose Combination Drugs citing health ‘risk’

A piece of news came on the web that Govb band 14 fixed-dose combination drugs including Nimesulide and Paracetamol. This news is getting circulated on the web and gaining the attention of the people. This news is making several questions in the mind of the people. The Centre has banned 14 fixed-dose combinations (FDC) drugs in the country with the statement that there is “no therapeutic justification” for these medicines and they may involve “risk” to people. People are hitting the search engine to gain all the details about the news. What happened? What is the entire matter? We will try to cover all the details of the news. Let’s continue the article.


Banned Fixed-Dose Combination Drugs List

According to the report,  FDC drugs are those which keep a combination of two more active pharmaceutical ingredients in an accurate ratio. The move came following suggestions by an experienced committee  The Health Ministry has also issued a notification in this regard. These 14 fixed-dose combination medicine including Nimesulide and Paracetamol dispersible tablets and Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Codeine syrup are also on the list. Several things remain to tell you about the news, which you will find in the next section of the article.


On the basis of the report, FDC drugs are those which contain a combination of more API in fixed or an accurate ratio. These banned drugs included those taken in use for treating common problems of infection, fever, and cough, combinations such as Nimesulide Paracetamol dispersible tablets, Amoxicillin Bromhexine and Bromhexine Dextromethorphan Ammonium Chloride MentholPholcodine Promethazine, and Salbutamol Bromhexine. Yes, these are some examples. The experienced committee mentioned that there is “no therapeutic justification for this FDC and the FDC possibly includes risk to human beings. Scroll down the page to know more information about the news.

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Furthermore, in the big interest of the public, it is important to forbid the manufacture, sale, or dispensation of this FDC under section 26 A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940. In view of the above, any kind of regulation or limitation to permit any use in patients is not justifiable. As per the notification issued by the Health Ministry on the basis of the recommendations of the Expert Committee and the Drugs Technical Advisory Board, the Central Government is pleased that it is important and convenient for people’s interest to control by way of banning the manufacture for sale.  We have tried our best to include all the details about the news. Stay tuned for more updates.

Rashmi Mathur

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