Recently, had shared my experiences with how drugs are named essotrically and one of our good friend Veena pointed out a good point which could be difference between life and death.
Junior used to get lots of cold and bouts of fever. Nise was the most favoured receipe both with the good Doctor and Junior. But recent articles on the web stated that this was banned by USA and Europe. It was used only in Africa, Bangladesh,India. Even Sri Lanka had banned it.
I confronted the good doctor and on first attempt, he brushed away saying all those reports are nonsence and those trails are conducted on selected patients and control data is not shared. But I insisted that something else be given and Ibuprofen was prescribed.
Next visit, the doctor wrote Imol and said the same bad things about Nice including it getting banned. What a heart change! It seems he followed up with my details and found it to be true only IMA (indian medical association) had to approve this fact.
The truth is most of our educated doctors out there dont get latest update on drugs which are all about money making. Killing odd patients be damned! The technology which is at the fad end is dumped on Asia just before it dies out. This is true for drugs and your latest electronic gizmos too.
The doctors are enticed with gifts, foregin trips aka sponsered seminars et all and the prescption is written. I was aghast at the misinformation one experienced physician of many decades with MBBS and FRCS told me – “Dont take inhaled steriods instead use Branchodialtors. On problem for emergency use the steriod inhealers”. This is against the common wisdom of how these drugs function!
Many foreginers ask why does India have so many Gods? My answer is that all these Gods are still insufficient to save poor patients who die of ignorance at the hands of licenced killers.
Here is a list compiled by my good friend which you can avoid like poision ( brand names in brackets).
Analgin(Novagin), Cisapride(Ciza,Syspride), Droperidol (Droperol), Furazolidone (furoxone, lomofen),Nimesulide (Nise,Nimulid), Nitrofurazone (furacin), Phenolphthalfin (Agarol) , Phenylpropanolamine (Dcold, Vicks action 500), Oxyphenbutazone (Sioril),Piperazine (piperazine), Quiniodochlor (Enteroquinol)
This is based on general information passed around. Please add to list and let the patients get a reprive.