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List of Medicines proposed for sale in Class C Drug shops (Human)

Tuesday, 29th August 2017

 
LIST OF MEDICINES PROPOSED FOR SALE IN CLASS C DRUG SHOPS (HUMAN)

 

                                                                                           ORAL PREPARATIONS


 
DRUG NAME          

 
DOSAGE FORM
 
CLASS
 
RECOMMENDATION/CAUTION
 
ACECLOFENAC


 TABLET
 
 NSAID
 
 LOW INCIDENCE OF SIDE EFFECTS
 
ACETYLSALICYCLIC ACID

 
TABLET
 
NSAID
 

 
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL

 
TABLETS
 

 
SHORT TERM RELIEF OF FLATULENCE
 
BISACODYL

 
TABLET
 
STIMULANT
LAXATIVE

 
CONSTIPATION
 
CETIRIZINE

 
TABLET
 
ANTIHISTAMINE
 
NON-SEDATING ANTI-HISTAMINE
 
CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE

 
TABLET/SYRUP
 
ANTIHISTAMINE


 SEDATING ANTI-HISTAMINE
 
DICLOFENAC

 
TABLET/ CAPSULES/ SUPPOSITORIES
 
NSAID
 
LOW INCIDENCE OF GASTRO SIDE EFFECTS. MAXIMUM DAILY DOSE SHOULD NOT EXCEED 75MG

 
GLYCEROL

 
SUPPOSITORIES
 
STIMULANT LAXATIVE

 
CONSTIPATION
 
HYOSCINE

 
TABLETS
 
ANTI-EMETIC
 
WHEN INTENDED FOR USE IN TRAVEL SICKNESS

 
IBUPROFEN

 
TABLET S/ORAL SUSPENSION

 
NSAID
 
PREFERRED NSAID AS IT HAS FEWER SIDEEFFECTS

IBUPROFEN IN COMBINATION WITH PSEUDOEPHEDRINE/PARACETAMOL/PARACETAMOL+CHLORZOXANE/PARACETAMOL+CAFFEINE
 
 
TABLETS
 
NSAID
 
PREPARATIONS SHOULD  NOT CONTAIN MORE THAN 30MG EPHEDRINE PER TABLET
 
INDOMETHACIN

 
CAPSULE

 NSAID
 
USE WITH CAUTION BECAUSE OF HIGH INCIDENCE OF SIDE-EFFECTS

 
LACTULOSE

 
SOLUTION
 
LAXATIVE
 
FAECAL SOFTENER
 
MAGNESIUM TRISILICATE

 
TABLET

 
ANTI-ACID
 
TREATMENT OF DYSPEPSIA

 
MEFENAMIC ACID

 
TABLET/SUSPENSION
 
NSAID
 
MANAGEMENT OF DYSMENORRHOEA
 
MELOXICAM

 
TABLETS
 
NSAID
 
SHORT TERM RELIEF OF ACUTE PAIN IN OSTEOARTHRITIS

 
NYSTATIN

 
TABLET/ORAL DROPS/PESSARIES

 
ANTIFUNGAL
 
CANDIDIASIS
 
PARACETAMOL


TABLET/SUSPENSION
 
ANALGESIC
 
PREFERRED ANALGESIC FOR THE ELDERLY
 
PARACETAMOL IN COMBINATION WITH CAFFEINE/ACECLOFENAC/CHLORZOXANE/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE+CHLORPHENIRAMINE/IBUPROFEN+CODEINE PHOSPHATE/ACETYLSAYCYLIC ACID+CAFFEINE

 
TABLET/CAPSULES

 
ANALGESIC
 
PREPARATIONS SHOULD  CONTAIN NOT MORE THAN 10MG OF CODEINE PER TABLET, NOT MORE THAN 30MG EPHEDRINE PER TABLET
 
PIROXICAM

 
CAPSULE
 
NSAID
 
DOSE SHOULD NOT EXCEED MORE THAN 20MG DAILY & SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED WITH A CONCOMITTANT GASTRO-PROTECTIVE AGENT


                                                                                                                
                                                                                                 VITAMINS & MINERALS

 
DRUG NAME

 
DOSAGE FORM
 
CLASS
 
RECOMMENDATION/CAUTION
 
DT ZINC-20 + ORAL REHYDRATION SALTS (ORS)                         
 
 
DISPERSIBLE TABLETS + POWDER FOR RECONSTITUTION


MINERAL SUPPLEMENT

FOR USE IN CONDITIONS RESULTING IN ZINC LOSS E.G DIARRHOEA, VOMITING, BURNS
 
MULTIVITAMIN                                                                    

 
TABLET/ SYRUP
 
MULTIVITAMIN
 
VITAMIN DEFICIENCY
 
PREPARATIONS CONTAINING IRON+FOLIC+MULTIVITAMINS

 
SYRUP/ TABLETS

MULTIVITAMIN
 
SUPPLEMENT/ IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA
 
PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE

 
TABLET
 
VITAMIN
 
DEFICIENCY & FOR ISONIAZID INDUCED NEUROPATHY/PROPHYLAXIS

 
VITAMIN B COMPLEX

 
SYRUP

 
VITAMIN
 
VITAMIN B DEFICIENCY
 
VITAMIN C

 
TABLET
 
VITAMIN
 
PREVENTION & TREATMENT OF SCURVY
                                                                                            

                                                                                                                     TOPICAL PREPARATIONS

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