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Take painkillers at your own risk!

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[Manmohan Singh]

Mumbai: The painkilliers you gulped down liberally on slightest fits of bodyache or headache may lead to complications in the long run as they are available in inferior versions of the original ones. Combiflam and D-Cold Total – the popular drugs in India for painkiller and flue respectively are found in most of the houses in India. Local doctors used to prescribe these to patients who visit their clinics with either sore throats or colicky pain in their heads. The doctors prescribe either of these two which provide instant reliefs.

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) – a premier medicine quality control organization of India, in its investigation found the new batch of Combiflam and D-Cold Total are of sub-standard quality. Due to this, they have an adverse effect on body if taken for a long time. Besides this, Cipla’s Oflox-100 DT tablets, Theo Asthalin pills and Cadilla’s Cadilose solution too are found to trigger longterm adverse action on the body as they too are available in their sub-standard avatar.

CDSCO has warned the people against the available sub-standard stocks of Combiflam, Alflox and 60 other drugs in the market citing their ill effects. These medicines were manufactured in June 2015 and July 2015 and their expiry dates were shown as May 2018 and June 2018. When Combiflam of a particular batch was found having sub-standard ingredients, the Sanofi India – its manufacturer withdrew these medicines from the market.

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