DOXOLIN [Doxofylline ]Tablets , a strip of 30 Tablets ; a Bronchodilator .

The attached picture gives all the details that is required for the patient as well as doctors prescribing it . The 30 Tablets come in 6 rows of 5 tablets each . Every patient isn’t prescribed 30 tablets . As chronic wheezing patients and cough patients only take it on a long term basis who may buy. Most others with chest congestion cough and respiratory tract infections are prescribed just 10 tablets along with other medication.

Imagine the patient,
* dispensed 10 tablets from the last row . He will get only the commercial data like price , date of manufacture and Expiry,

* the one prescribed the middle row , will get only with the Manufacturers data ,

* only the patient dispensed with the first 2 rows will get the product information .

* Technically the product has all the required data as per the Drug and weights and measures Rule . But only when one buys 30 tablets .

*As mentioned above what about the ones buying rows of 10 tablets from the middle 2 rows and the last 2?

The solution for this without causing too much inconvenience to the Pharma Manufacturer Zydus Health Care from Sikkim is to transfer the commercial data which is printed post manufacture by 90 degrees and appropriately readjusting the font size .

This came to light as my neighbour came to me with the last row of Tablets to know if the tablets can be taken for Wheezing . Though I knew from the tablet size and colour that it is Doxolin , I wanted to make sure from the chemist shop nearby .

Besides sharing this information with the Circle members ,

View all 13 comments Below 13 comments
Zydus wants to make money so it will not make the tablets in a smaller denomination. more  
can the NPPA come to the rescue of CONSUMERS? more  
another way is to sell these tablets in strips of 10 each. it will also help patients to save money because in many cities shopkeepers do not sell less than a full strip and in that case if patient needs only 10 tablets he/she has to purchase full strip of 30 tablets an unnecessary expenditure for patient. more  
Low priced medicines should have 10 tbs/caps strip and high value 4 tabs/caps to minimize wastage/ loss to the patients. In many cases, the Doctors prescribe medicines for 3-5-7 days
change the same depending upon the treatment. Even the liquids should be supplied in 20-100ml
packs. Almost every patient keep 40-60% unconsumed
medicines at home and throws away after their expiry as the chemists do not accept partially
consumed strips. Wastage of medicines/food should be treated as national waste. more  
Strips are made as per recommendations of R&D department,but some of Patient never purchase recommended quantity so 10 tab strips should be manufactured, further dispensing medicine by cutting should be totally stopped. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Anti Consumer Govt Move

      Reports are saying Consumer Affairs Ministry is proposing to drop criminal charges against those committing repeat offences under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, but increase the amount of fine to b...

      By Sarika Bansal
    • Even Unilever believes in Fictitious MRP

      One keeps hearing that FMCG companies operate on low margin but its actually not the case. See this attached example. Unilever top Fmcg publishes MRP of 530 for surf front loading washing powder bu...

      By Garima Sharma
    • Remdesevir Black-marketeering

      MRP and legal metrology teams, why are you inactive on this all important issue. Why are legal metrology inspectors not issuing warrants if any chemist or hospital is selling this medicine more tha...

      By Harsimran Kaur
    • Profiteering on masks by school

      See attached mask with logo of a school. The Govt needs to issue an order that no mask like this can be sold at obnoxious prices by school or the maximum prices that can be charged on a mask with b...

      By Sarika Bansal
    • Dual MRP violations

      Where are the legal metrology teams in India? See attached. Same mask MRP of 5000 and MRP of 12500 Open loot of Poor patient/consumer who doesnt know any better in times of COVID 19 . Sh...

      By Seema Shah
    • Who is responsible for administering essential goods

      Look at attached, changing the color of mask to saffron and selling for 21 rupees as opposed to 10 rupees. Where are the essential goods enforcement people and mrp controllers.

      By Nirmala Chauhan
    • Swiggy looting

      See attached how swiggy is charging above mrp for essentials. The Mrp of 500 gm Amul butter is Rs 235 (screenshot) @swiggy_in is selling it for Rs 285 + Rs 50 delivery fee + Rs 23 tax. ...

      By Sandhya Agarwal
    • Shared this from Connected Consumers

      online platform like (shopon ) also selling sanitizer above govt. control price i.e. rs 50 for 100 m

      By Mohit Kataria
    • Book Directors of Vishal Mega Mart under LM act

      My family charged for so many items above MRP. Will the Thane or central legal metrology controller book their directors under LM act and even Essential Commodities act. All evidence attached.

      By Shivani Khiste
    • Essential commodity rule violation

      Has the new rule of selling sanitizer 200 ml for 100 rupees not implemented yet? This company khadi is selling 100 ml for 160 which means 200 ml for 320. Utter loot. I am sha...

      By Shivani Batra
    • Shared this from Transforming India

      Every single person should vote on it and the test should also be added in essential commodities act so no one can loot people. LocalCircles u only did private path lab survey that I read in papers...

      By Sarita S
Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)