*Suruchi Samparna Acharya, L. Manikanta, A. Sai Kiran, P. Venkatesh
Jagan’s College of Pharmacy, Jangalakandrika (V), Muthukur (M), SPSR Nellore (Dt), Andhra Pradesh- 524346.
Pill for every ill is a saying which is being focused and pursued. It may not be possible to have a disease free world but we can aspire for solutions to relieve misery and make patient’s life more comfortable to a greater extent. The main aim is to ensure good quality of life to patients. This can only be achieved with quality drugs with maximum therapeutic benefit and minimum side effects, available to all at low cost. A patient relies on his physician and prescriber for his treatment. Thus it is the duty of the physician to meet the patient’s requirements to their satisfaction. A drug is usually prescribed to a patient for its positive effect but may give rise to several adverse effects. Some of the common ones that are easily available and used frequently without doctor’s prescription are Phenyl propanolamine, anlagen, cisapride and nimesulide[1,2]among several others which, continue to be sold as OTC in India. Coxibs were the widely prescribed drugs until the recent setback with rofecoxib, which was withdrawn from the market by the innovator due to increased risk of heart attacks and strokes observed with its long-term use[4,5].
Keywords: Cisapride, Nimesulide, Anlagen, Phenyl propanolamine, Coxibs