Manufacture and sale of some of the following drugs is prohibited in india :

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p) fixed dose combination of atropine and anti diarrhoeals

q) pencillin eye ointments

r) nimesulide paediatric drops

s) gatifloxacin tablets

choose the drugs which are prohibited ?

  1. p, q and r
  2. q, s and r
  3. r, s and p
  4. p, q, r and s


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p, q, r and s

The drugs which are prohibited by the ministry of health and family welfare under section 26a of drugs & cosmetics act 1940:

Amidopyrine, Fixed dose combinations of vitamins with tranquilizers and anti-inflammatory agents, Atropine in Analgesics, anti-diarrhoeals and Antipyretics, Caffeine in tonics and Strychnine , Strychnine and Yohimbine with Testosterone and Vitamins, Strychnine with Iron, Yohimbine and Arsenic, Sodium Bromide / chloral hydrate with combination of other drugs, antihistaminic, Phenacetin, with anti-diarrhoeals, Sulphonamides with Penicillin, Analgesics with Vitamins, Vitamin C with Tetracycline, preparation of Hydroxyquinoline group of drugs combination with other drugs used for external use, internal use corticosteroids with combination of other drug, internal use of Chloramphenicol with other combination drug, crude Ergot preparations with the exception of the drugs containing Ergotamine, analgesics, Caffeine, antihistamines for the treatment of headaches or migraine, with the except combination of Isoniazid with Pyridoxine Vitamins with Anti TB drugs Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Penicillin skin or eye Ointment.

Fixed dose combination of electrolytes with antidiarrhoeals, Proprietary Oral Rehydration Salt patent, Phenylbutazone and Oxyphenbutazone with any other combination drug, Analgin with other combination drug, other than anti-spasmodics and non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) dextropropoxyphene with any other drug, Second Schedule drugs standards of which are prescribed to the said Act with an Siddha, Unani or Ayurvedic drug, use for female sterilization or contraception, Fenfluramine and Dexfenfluramine for Mepacrine Hydrochloride (Quinacrine and its salts) in any dosage form.

Liquid Oral preparations like Practolol, Methapyrilene, Practolol, Methapyrilene,Tetracycline, Nialamide, its salts, Demeclocycline, Methaqualone, Oxytetracyclin, Combination of other drugs with the anabolic Steroids, pediatric use of antidiarrhoeals or combination of other dosage form for containing Atropine or Diphenoxylate Lorloperamide or Belladona including their esters or salts or metabolites, alkaloids extracts and the Hyoscyamine, pediatric use containing halogenated hydroxyquinolines with antidiarrhoeals or any other combination dosage.

Fixed dose combination of Progestin and Oestrogen, synthetic Oestrogen and Progesterone injectable preparations, hypnotics or Sedatives or anxiolytics with isoniazid, Rifampicin, analgesics-antipyretics, and Pyrazinamide, antacids with Histamine H-2 receptor antagonists except for those combinations approved by Drugs Controller of India.

The proprietary medicines and patent of fixed dose combinations of alcohols with essential oils having percentage higher than 20% proof except preparations given in the Indian Pharmacopoeia. Chloroform exceeding 0.5% w/w or v/v all Pharmaceutical preparations containing.

Fixed dose combination of INH with Ethambutol other than the following: INH Ethambutol 200 mg. 600 mg. 300 mg. 800 mg, containing more than one antihistamine, except for piperazine or Santonim any anthelmintic with cathartic or purgatives, Other drugs having bronchodilatory activity with centrally acting anti-tussive and antihistamine with Salbutamol, enzyme preparations like laxatives and/or anti-spasmodic drugs, except fixed dose combination of metoclopramide with aspirin/paracetamol, systemically absorbed drugs of Metoclopramide, centrally acting antitussive with antihistamine, in expectorants having high atropine like activity , Preparations claiming to combat cough associated with asthma containing centrally acting antitussive or antihistamine.

Fixed dose combination of and Rosiglitazone, Rimonabant, Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride and Diazepam, children below 12 years of age of Nimesulide formulations for human use, human use Cisapride, Phenylpropanolamine, Human Placental Extract, Sibutramine, R-Sibutramine, Tegaserod and its formulations, systemic use Gatifloxacin formulation in human by any route including injectable and oral.

Liquid oral tonic preparations containing alcohol more than 20% proof like other phosphates and glycerol phosphates and central nervous system stimulant, except for combinations of Pectin and/or Kaolin with drugs not systemically absorbed the fixed dose combination containing Kaolin and pectin with other combination of drug which is systemically absorbed from GI tract, Chloral Hydrate drug, Dovers Powder and tablets I.P., Antidiarrhoeal formulations containing Kaolin or Pectin or Attapulgite or Activated Charcoal, Phthalyl Sulphathiazole or Sulphaguanidine or Succinyl Sulphathiazole, Neomycin or Streptomycin or Dihydrostreptomycin with respective their salts or esters, nimesulide paediatric drops.

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