Tuesday, 17 September 2013

WHY THESE MEDICINES ARE AVAILABLE ONLY IN INDIA

Every country has its own list of drugs the list is used to manage those drugs which are used in the country but even after the presence of the list in india there are many drugs which are still used in country even when the whole world is aware about their harmful effects and what that worries me the most is that some of these drugs are also available over the counter so here I present you the list :
PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE
It is the commonly used in cold and cough medicines in india and in us it was used to treat obesity well there it was found that the drug also tend to increase risk of hemorrhagic stroke (stroke due to bleed in brain) as well as it also has the potential to worsen psychiatric problems . Though the dose used in cough and cold medicines is lower than that used in obesity, people buying the medication especially over the counter should be made aware of these adverse effects.
METAMIZOLE (ANALGIN)
Metamizole is banned in some some countries becoz it has serious effect on the bone marrow due to which production of wbc is affected adversely .Analgin it self is not banned in india but its combination is however banned.
OXYPHENBUTAZONE.
it is belong to the same class of analgin and it is also a pain killer it also cause bone marrow depression and is banned in many other countries. its combination with any other drug is banned in india .
NIMESULIDE
it is the most easily available drug in india few it is banned in many countries every one knows how serious it is for liver but it is still used in india especially in rural areas .
CISAPRIDE
it is the drug that increase gut motility and is used to treat constipation and acidity but it may cause arrhythmia if used in higher dose and its combination with other drugs is also dangerous .
FURAZOLIDONE 
it is drug used to treat diarrhea it is used either alone or with a combination of other drugs  and it is banned in other countries ecoz it may cause cancer as it belongs to the class of drugs which can cause cancer .i was a bit surprised when i found that it is even used in the government supply drugs.
CERIVASTATIN
it is a cholesterol lowering drug similar to atorvastatin It was withdrawn since it caused several cases of rhabdomyolysis (damage to muscles) following which patients suffer from kidney failure. Unfortunately, it is still available in India
PHENOLPHTHALEIN
Phenolphthalein is a stimulant purgative. It produced cancers when tested in mice as well as damage to genes. Hence it has been banned in some countries.
QUINIODOCHLOR
Quinodochlor is an amoebicidal drug effective against diarrhea caused by amoebae.  It caused a serious side effect called subacute myelo – optic neuropathy, initially seen in Japanese, a condition that caused nerve damage and loss of sight.
TEGASEROD
Tegaserod is a drug that is used to treat patients with irritable bowel syndrome with predominantly constipation. It was withdrawn from the market since patients taking this drug showed increased incidence of heart attack and stroke
THIORIDAZINE
Thioridazine is an antipsychotic drug. It causes adverse effects like arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), eye damage, and a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome
PERGOLIDE 
Pergolide is a drug used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It has been withdrawn from some countries since it causes damage to heart valves

These are the drugs which should must be taken into consideration by the government and if you like the list plz must share it with your friends and make everybody aware of this