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February 28, 2017

Rigix Side Effects

Rigix Side Effects

Rigix is an effective anti-allergic medicine. Although it is very useful but there are certain drawback and side-effects of Rigix which are given below;

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  1. Normally a person can feel dizziness, dry mouth, dry nose and dry throat after using this drug.
  2. Headache is also a regular side effect of rigix.
  3. A person’s stomach can be upset after using rigix in some cases.
  4. Constipation or trouble in sleeping is also some common side effects of rigix.
  5. Mental/mood changes like confusion and hallucinations are some serious side effects of rigix but they are rare.
  6. Ringing in the ears, difficulty in urinating and vision changes are also some side effects of rigix.

Phyllocontin Drug | Anti-Asthmatic Medicine in Pakistan

Phyllocontin is an anti-ashthmatics medicine which is prepared and marketed by AGP pharmaceuticals in Pakistan. It is commonly used for therapeutic purposes and improves breathing by opening air passages in the lungs. Phyllocontin is available only in 225 mg presentation.

Generic
Aminophylline Hydrate

Therapeutic Class
Antiasthmatics

Composition
Each Phyllocontin continus tablet contains aminophylline hydrate 225 mg.

anti ashthmatic medicine

Description
Phyllocontin continus tablet contains aminophylline that is the salt of theophylline most commonly used for therapeutic purposes. It acts as a bronchodilator (dilates the bronchi i.e. air passage). It improves breathing by opening air passages in the lungs.

Indications 

  • •    Treatment and prophylaxis of bronchospasm associated with asthma. emphysema & chronic bronchitis
  • •    Prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

Dosage
1-2 tablets 12 hourly ensure 24 hours protection

Presentations
225 mg tabs 50’s

Ceclor Medicine | Respiratory & Urinary Tract Antibiotic in Pakistan

Ceclor is second generation antibiotic which is effective against both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. Manufactured and marketed by AGP Pharmaceuticals Pakistan, this medicine is used for respiratory tract infactions, urinary tract infections and other different infections. Ceclor is available in both forms i.e. syrup and tablets.

Generic:
Cefaclor

Therapeutic Class:    
Antibiotics

Composition:    
Capsules:
Ceclor capsules containing cefaclor monohydrate equivalent to 250 mg and 500 mg are available for oral administration.

Oral drops:
Ceclor bottles containing cefaclor monohydrate equivalent to 50 mg/ml for oral administration

ceclor medicine

Ceclor MR Tablets:
Each extended-release tablet contains cefaclor monohydrate equivalent to 375 mg cefaclor.

Powder for Oral Suspension:
Ceclor bottles containing cefaclor monohydrate equivalent to 125 mg/5 ml, 187 mg/5 ml & 250 mg/5 ml, for oral administration.

Description:    
Ceclor is a broad spectrum second generation cephalosporin antibiotic covering both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria..

Indications:    

  • •    Respiratory tract infections
  • •    Urinary tract infections
  • •    Skin and soft tissue infections
  • •    Sinusitis
  • •    Gonococcal urethritis
  • •    Otitis media

Dosage:    
Children:
20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours. In more severe infections, otitis media and infections caused by less susceptible organisms, 40 mg/kg/day in divided doses with a maximum dosage of 1 g/day. Ceclor 187 mg/ 5 ml is indicated in Pharyngitis (20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours) & Otitis media (40 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours).

Adults:
Capsule 250 or 500 mg t.i.d.
Ceclor MR tablet 375 mg b.i.d

Presentations

  • 250 mg caps 12’s
  • 500 mg caps 12’s
  • 375 mg MR tab 8’s
  • 125 mg susp 60 ml
  • 187 mg susp 60 ml
  • 250 mg susp 60 ml
  • 50 mg drops 15 ml

Keflex Antibiotic | AGP Pharmaceuticals Medicine in Pakistan

Keflex is first generation antibiotic which covers Gram positive bacteria. It is available in both tablet and oral suspension formats. Normally used for all major types of infections this includes respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin, otitis media, bone and dental infections.

Generic
Cephalexin

Therapeutic Class
Antibiotics

Composition
Capsules:
Keflex capsules containing cephalexin monohydrate equivalent to 250 mg or 500 mg are available for oral administration.

keflex antibiotic

Powder for Oral Suspension:
Keflex bottles containing cephalexin powder for oral suspension equivalent to 125 mg/5 ml and 25O mg/5 ml after mixing are available for oral administration.

Powder for Oral Drops:
Keflex bottles containing cephalexin powder for oral suspension equivalent to 100 mg/ml after mixing are available for oral administration

Description:
Keflex is first generation cephalosporin antibiotic for oral administration, covering Gram positive bacteria

Indications:

  • •    Respiratory tract infections
  • •    Urinary tract Infections
  • •    Skin & soft tissue infections
  • •    Otitis media
  • •    Skin & soft tissue infections
  • •    Bone infection
  • •    Dental infections

Dosage
Children: 25-50 mg/kg body weight in divided doses. In severe infections, the dosage may be doubled. In the therapy of otitis media, clinical studies have shown that a dosage of 75-100 mg/kg body weight in 4 divided doses is required.

Adults: Dosage ranges from 1-4 g daily in divided doses. The usual adult dose is 250 mg every 6 hours

Presentations

  • 250 mg caps 12’s
  • 500 mg caps 12’s
  • 125 mg susp 60 ml
  • 250 mg susp 60 ml
  • 100 mg drops 10 ml

Lucast Medicine | Anti-Ashthmatics Medicine in Pakistan

Lucast is an anti-asthmatic medicine of APG Pharmaceuticals Pakistan. This tablet is very effective against acute and chronic asthmatic attack. Lucast uses new therapy for asthma which is internationally recommended. Lucast is available in three presentations/forms i.e. 10mg, 5mg and 4mg.

Generic:
Montelukast sodium

Therapeutic Class:   
Antiasthmatics

Composition:   
Lucast chewable tablets 4 mg
Each chewable tablet contains Montelukast 4 mg (as sodium salt)

Lucast chewable tablets 5 mg
Each chewable tablet contains Montelukast 5 mg (as sodium salt)

Lucast film coated tablets 10 mg
Each film coated tablet contains Montelukast 10 mg (as sodium salt)

anti asthmatic medicine

Description:   
Lucast contains montelukast sodium, a relatively new and effective therapy recommended by international and national guidelines for the control (prevention) of acute and chronic asthmatic attacks

Indications:   
Prophylaxis of acute exacerbation of asthma

  • •    Prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
  • •    Treatment of aspirin-sensitive asthma

Dosage:   
Children

  • 2-5 years of age: One 4 mg dispersible tablet to be taken in the evening
  • 6-15 years of age: One 5 mg chewable tablet to be taken in the evening

Adults more than 15 years of age: One 10 mg tablet to be taken in the evening
or as directed by the physician

Presentations:   

  • 10 mg tabs 10’s
  • 5 mg tabs 10’s
  • 4 mg tabs 14’s

Chymoral Forte Information | Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Pakistan

Chymoral Forte     

Basic purpose of Chymoral Forte is to reduce the healing process and reduce the pain of wound. This anti-inflammatory enzyme is prepared by AGP Pharmaceuticals in Pakistan drug market. Chymoral Forte is available in only one presentation in local drug market.

Generic:
Trypsin, Chymotrypsin

Therapeutic Class:    
Anti-inflammatory enzyme

Composition:    
Each enteric-coated tablet of Chymoral Fort contains trypsin and chymo-trypsin in ratio of approximately 6 to 1 and provides enzyme activity equivalent to 100,000 units.

anti-inflammatory medicine

Description:    
Chymoral Forte contains proteolytic anti-inflammatory enzymes, which is used to resolve inflammation, reduce oedema and hasten healing of wound. The pain produced by inflammation is reduced as the inflammation subsides.After trauma and muscle and soft tissue injury Chymoral Forte reduces the recovery time and reduces pain early in the healing phase.

Indications:    

  • •    Pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • •    Sprains
  • •    Fractures
  • •    Accidental injuries

Dosage:    
1 tablet 4 times daily half an hour before meals.

Presentations:    
Tabs 20’s

Afdol Tablets | Anti Alzheimer Medicine in Pakistan

Anti Alzheimer Medicine in Pakistan

Afdol tablets are basically used for the treatment of Alzheimer disease. AGP pharmaceutical is preparing this anti-Alzheimer drug in Pakistan. It is available in two presentations i.e. Afdol 5mg and Afdol 10 mg in Pakistan.

Generic:
Memantine HCl

Therapeutic Class:   
Anti Alzheimers

Composition:   
Each 5 mg Afdol tablet contains Memantine HCl 5 mgEach 10 mg Afdol tablet contains Memantine HCl 10 mg.

anti-Alzheimer medicine
Description:   
Memantine (Afdol) is the first drug to be licensed for moderately severe to severe Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It is a N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist. Its mechanism of action differs from the other licensed treatments for AD, the acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, which are licensed for mild to moderate AD.

Indications:   
Afdol is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.

Dosage:   
The recommended starting dose of Afdol is 5 mg once daily. The recommended target dose is 20 mg/day. The dose should be increased in 5 mg increments to 10 mg/day (5 mg twice a day), 15 mg/day (5 mg and 10 mg as separate doses), and 20 mg/day (10 mg twice a day). The minimum recommended interval between dose increases is one week.

Presentations:   

  • Afdol 5 mg tablets 10’s
  • Afdol 10 mg tablets 56’s

 

 

Medicine Information in Pakistan

Medicine Information in Pakistan
“Don’t use without the prescription of doctor, keep out from the reach of children” are the logos which are written on every medicine or showed after every medical advertisement but we still use them without bothering these statements. However, to provide a better vision and a proper guideline to the people an effort is generated with the hope that it will work worth. Medicines become an essential part of our daily lives. One way or another every one of us is habitual of taking different medicines.

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In this section we will publish details about medicines prepared and used in Pakistan. We will try to cover all major pharmaceutical companies and their produces in Pakistani market. The purpose of this section is to provide useful information about different medicines available in Pakistan. But keep in mind that all the information provided here is tentative and general and you must consult your physician before using any medicine.