Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 30 Mar 2016 Cocktail drugs are d ...

Cocktail drugs are dangerous

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | U SUDHAKAR REDDY
Published Mar 30, 2016, 1:47 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2016, 3:52 am IST
Experts studied drugs considered as irrational.
Alex P syrup, Vicks 500, Glimepiride and Kofcure use FDCs which are irrelevant and exposed patients to certain risks (Representational image)
 Alex P syrup, Vicks 500, Glimepiride and Kofcure use FDCs which are irrelevant and exposed patients to certain risks (Representational image)

Hyderabad: The expert committee report of the Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation, a copy of which is with DC, revealed that the ill-effects of the fixed combination drugs (FDCs) were devastating.

Safety concerns for kids, drug-to-drug reactions, hepatotoxic (liver toxic), antibiotic resistance and emergence of drug resistance from the fixed combination drugs were the major findings of the expert committee.
Therapeutically inconsistent and pharmaco-dynamically irrelevant combinations were also named.

 

The Centre has recently banned 344 combination drugs based on the report by the committee constituted for examination of FDCs permitted for manufacture for sale without due approval by the Drug Controller General of India. The committee also evaluated data in connection with FDCs and found huge health aberrations.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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