Painkiller Banned in India- Proxyvon/Parvon/Dexovon/Sudhinol – Dextyropropoxyphene


The government has banned the sale of widely-used pain-relieving medicine, dextropropoxyphene which was was under the government scanner for the last couple of years, with its sale already banned in the US, UK and other countries earlier.

Dextyropropoxyphene, a 40-year-old drug, is an opioid analgesic, and was being misused by addicts. After a scrutiny of the drug, the US FDA decided to withdraw the drug from the market in 2010, while the European Medicine Agency banned its sale in June 2009 since its risk of fatal overdose was greater than its benefit, industry experts pointed out.

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