Crocin Cold and Flu, D-cold Total face ban in India

Government has bannned some common household medicines like Crocin Cold and Flu, D-cold Total, Sumo, Oflox, Dolo and Nimulid.

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2016, 11:44 AM IST
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Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Around 350 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs that are widely available in the market have been bannned by the Indian Health Ministry for safety reasons last week.

According to a report in Business Standard, recently government has also bannned some common household medicines like Crocin Cold and Flu, D-cold Total, Sumo, Oflox, Dolo and Nimulid.

The government has decided to stop the manufacture and sale of fixed dose combination drugs (FDCs) as these drugs contain codeine which cause lethal damage to brain and psyche, reportedly.

According to an analysis by the AIOCD AWACS, the top five therapeutic categories to be impacted include anti-diabetic drugs, respiratory drugs, analgesics, anti-infective and gastro-intestinal drugs.