Govt bans 14 fixed dose combination drugs including Nimesulide and Paracetamol, citing health risk; check full list here
Centre has banned 14 FDC drugs due to ‘no therapeutic justification’ and potential risk to patients, including Nimesulide and Paracetamol dispersible tablets and Chlopheniramine Maleate and Codeine syrup. The Health Ministry issued the notification based on recommendations from an expert committee.
The Centre has banned 14 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs in the country saying that there is "no therapeutic justification" for these medicines and they may involve "risk" to people. FDC drugs are those which contain a combination of two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in a fixed ratio. The move came following recommendations by an expert committee. The Health Ministry has also issued a notification on this regard.