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4Cerivastatin (Cholesterol Lowering Drug) – Medications Banned in USA

Cholesterol reduction drug, manufacturer: Bayer A.G. in 1998 (3 years on the market). On Aug, 2001 the U.S. FDA announced that Bayer Pharmaceutical Division is voluntarily withdrawing Cerivastatin from the U.S. market. Side effects of this drug include rhabdomyolysis (destruction of skeletal muscles). With this side effect, patients suffered from damage to muscles followed by kidney failure. Unfortunately, it is still available in India.

Brand Name: Baycol

5Furazolidone (Antibacterial)

It is used in the treatment of diarrhea caused by bacteria or protozoa, alone or in combination with another drug, metronidazole. Recent studies and research found that its use has a possibility of causing cancer, and therefore it’s use is banned in several countries. In India, only its combination with loperamide + Metronidazole, And Diphenoxylate + Atropine + Furazolidone banned by Ministry of Health.

Reason of Ban: Cancer causing drug

Brand name: Furoxone and Lomofen (anti-diarrheal)

See complete list of Deadly Drug Combinations Banned by Ministry of Health

6Nitrofurazone (Antibacterial)

Nitrofurazone is used in the treatment of burns and infection. It is also used to treat skin infections due to skin grafts. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. It is a topically used antibacterial similar to furazolidone and therefore possibly cause cancer. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription. It is banned in some countries, but yet available in India.

Brands: Furacin

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