Drugs and Cosmetics Rules - Schedule H & Schedule H1 Drugs - Frequently Asked Questions

Vijayaganesh Kasinathan
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Oct 17, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I buy an antibiotic without a prescription?

No. Antibiotics come under schedule H drugs, hence prescriptions are required to purchase such medication.

2. Can psychotrophic prescriptions be reused?

No. After dispensing the required amount of medications, the prescription will be filed in the pharmacy for future auditing.

3. What is meant by antibiotic sensitivity?

It is a test used to choose which antibiotic is most effective in destroying the specific organism for the cause of illness.

4. What is antibiotic resistance?

It is the ability of the micro organism to resist the effect of antibiotics which is used in the treatment.

5. What is meant by drug trafficking?

Drug trafficking is an illegal trade that involves the production, distribution and sale of drugs which are strictly prohibited by law.

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