Look-alike, sound-alike drugs in India

Ligade, Virendra S (2015) Look-alike, sound-alike drugs in India. Current Science, 109 (7). 1230 -1233.

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Abstract

The Indian pharmaceutical market is swamped with many branded and generic drugs which look-alike and sound-alike. These are a nightmare for healthcare professionals who deal with them. These drugs overlap in strength, dosage, indications, and storage conditions and packaging as well. The risks due to look-alike, sound-alike drug names result when a pharmacist or healthcare professional accidentally gives the wrong drug or patients select the wrong drugs themselves due to similarity in the name or packaging of the drug.The present study was aimed at listing out the recent drugs which look-alike and sound-alike in the Indian pharmaceutical market and also highlight various regulatory guidelines which are available in selected countries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Management
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 13:43
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 13:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145171

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