IPCA Laboratories Ltd. (Intima)
Acetaminophen or Paracetamol
Acetaminophen or paracetamol helps to reduce fever and to relieve a headache with mild to moderate pain.
It is also used with other pain medications to treat low back pain, osteoarthritis, cold, and toothache.
Arteether is used for the treatment of severe falciparum malaria active against P. falciparum strains that are resistant to chloroquine
, mefloquine, halofantrine, quinine, pyrimethamine, cycloguanil and amodiaquine.
Alpha/beta arteether is also used for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria.
It is an ethyl ether derivative of artemisinin, which is a natural product of the Chinese medicinal plant Artemisia annua. It is used as a second line drug in severe cases of malaria.
There are two formulations of arteether –
Alpha / beta artheether (of / arteether ) was registered in India in 1997 for use in both children and adults with severe malaria.
Artemotil, previously known as beta arteether was registered in Netherlands in 2000. There is a restriction on this drug for children lesser than 16 years due to a possible effect on the heart.
This medication is a potent and quick acting antimalarial agent,used for treating chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria,including cerebral malaria.
This medication is a macrolide antibiotic used for various bacterial infections such as infections of the middle ear, throat, bronchus, sinuses, skin and soft tissue. It is also useful in treating pneumonia, typhoid, gonorrhoea, granuloma inguinale and chancroid. It prevents bacterial growth.
Bromhexine is prescribed to loosen or thin down the mucus secretions that can plug the airways. The medication promotes the expulsion of the bronchial secretions by making it easier to clear the phlegm from the respiratory tract.
It is recommended only for patients with a productive cough.
Bromhexine is generally used in conjunction with the antibiotic therapy for treating cough associated with bronchitis
, COPD or cystic fibrosis
This medication is broad-spectrum antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as urinary tract infection, skin and soft- tissue, pharynx (throat) and tonsils (tonsillitis). This medication fights against the bacteria present in the body.
This medication is a cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infection.
Chloroquine is used for the treatment of Malaria, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus Erythematosus & COVID-19 Infection. Mechanism of action:
It acts by blocking the action of enzyme ‘heme polymerase’ in malarial parasites and this leads to accumulation of heme - which is toxic to the malarial parasite. This leads to the death of the malarial parasite. Update:
•FDA warns against the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 outside the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to high risk of heart rhythm issues.
• Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine gained attention in spite of sayings by the World Health Organization (WHO) that there is no definitive evidence they work for COVID-19 patients.
• Larger, high-quality randomized clinical trials may be needed in order to precisely evaluate its effectiveness, according to University of Oxford's Kome Gbinigie, author of a report on anti-malarial testing for Covid-19.
• More than 20 trials are being carried out on chloroquine for treating COVID-19 in the US, UK, Spain, and China.
This medication is an anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, prescribed for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, panic disorder and seizures.
This medication is an emollient, prescribed for pediculosis, and other skin conditions.
This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, diphtheria, legionnaires' disease, pertussis etc.
This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent(NSAIA), prescribed for inflammation of joints (rheumatoid arthritis), degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis), or mild to moderate pain. It prevents the production of certain chemicals that cause pain and inflammation in the body.
This medication is an anticonvulsant agent, prescribed for epilepsy and bipolar disorder either alone or combined with other medications. In epilepsy it is used for partial seizures, primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It stabilizes electrical activity in the brain.
This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria.
This medication is a gastrointestinal stimulant and antinauseant, prescribed for heartburn and esophagitis due to GERD and for treating patients who have gastroparesis (partial paralysis of the stomach) and prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy.
This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, prescribed for painful inflammatory conditions, back pain, dysmenorrhea, postoperative pain, osteoarthritis, and fever.
This medication is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, skin and skin structure infections, and others.
This medication is an antiamoebic agent, prescribed for amoebic dysentery.
Pholcodine is prescribed as a cough suppressant (antitussive) and helps to suppress unproductive coughs. It also has mild sedative effects but little or no analgesic effects. The drug is used to relieve a dry cough
that does not produce any mucus.
Pholcodine acts primarily by causing depression of the cough reflex, partly by a direct effect on the cough center in the medulla. It is also known as homocodeine.
Piracetam is used to treat cortical myoclonus, a movement disorder that causes short and uncontrollable twitching or jerky movements of arms and legs.
Piracetam is often prescribed to improve cognition and memory and slow brain aging. It has been used to improve the neurological conditions of Alzheimer’s disease
, Down’s syndrome
Primaquine is prescribed to prevent relapses of malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax. It also helps to prevent the spread of falciparum malaria. It is not used alone but in combination with other antimalarial drug/drugs for these purposes. It may also be used to prevent malaria in travelers.
Primaquine is also used in combination with clindamycin
for treating pneumocystis pneumonia
(a fungal infection in lungs commonly seen in AIDS patients and patients taking immunity-suppressing drugs).
This medication is an antihistamine and antiemetic, prescribed for allergic conditions, prevention of motion sickness, and to control nausea and vomiting during and after surgery.
This medication is an antihelmintic agent, prescribed for worm infections.
This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria and nighttime leg muscle cramps.
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