Antacids are consumed in large quantities in our country to avoid acidity. Keeping this in mind, a new rule related to sale of antacids has been implemented, whose main objective is to promote the safety of patients. Under the new rule, it will be necessary to give this warning on the wrapper of antacids that its use can be highly harmful to the kidney.
A directive was issued by the Drugs Controller General of India on Tuesday, asking all state regulatory authorities and direct manufacturers of Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to have a large share of the antacid market and that large amounts of people consumed the drug. However, an adverse effect of this medicine can be very fatal to the kidneys, a warning should be given in the packaging of this medicine wich is the Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) of this medicine. In addition, such warnings will also be given inside the packaging of medicines that include Pntoprazole, Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Esomprazole and their combination. For this, a paper written about this will be inserted in the packaging of the medicine or information about it will be given prominently on the prescription drug label. However, so far information about safe and effective use of medicine is given.
Official sources said the issue has been evaluated and case studied by several experts over the past few months, including the National Co-ordination Center for Pharmacovigilance Program. Recently, global studies on anti-allergy pills revealed that for long-term consumption of tablets used to avoid problems such as gas and burns, health like kidney damage, acute renal disease, chronic kidney disease and gastric cancer Related problems may dominate. But this study has been published in the journal Nephrology, which may be why many physicians are not aware of the side effects of these medicines.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the top 10 recommended drugs in the world, which are used to overcome the problem of acid and indigestion. But it is also used regularly in special conditions such as orthopedics, cardiology, internal medicine and surgery. According to the information, its market is more than 4 thousand 5 hundred crore rupees.