Banned Drugs-Medicines in Bangladesh –

Banned Medicines in BD

Bangladesh Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) has banned 51 tablet medicines manufactured by different local pharmaceutical companies on 13th August, 2015.

This decision of 51 Tablet Registration Cancellation has been made as per Drug Control Committee 244 Meeting and is effective immediately. With this notice from Bangladesh government being applied, all pharmaceutical companies should stop manufacturing, selling, buying, storing, marketing & showcasing of these 51 banned medicines. Failed to do so will face serious criminal charges by the government.

These 51 banned tablet medicines are mainly manufactured from genres of Paracetamol & Methionine, Pioglitazone and Rosiglitazone. This includes very popular ACE Soft & NAPA Soft paracetamol tablets, vastly used around the country at time of fever.

All these 51 tablets are popular medicines among peoples in Bangladesh. Now everyone should be careful not to buy any of these list of banned medicines from any hospitals, medical/drug stores or person.

Bangladesh Directorate General of Drug Administration has run detailed lab testing, which revealed serious risk factors in these tablets. Though the same drug administration DGDA has approved all these 51 tablets in 2011.

Now everyone should be aware & careful about buying & selling of these medicines in respect of health risk matters. We have listed all the banned 51 medicines name & company name to get alert and avoid the tablets.

Name List of Banned Medicines in Bangladesh –

SN Manufacturing Company Name Medicine Name Generic Name DA Reg. No.
1 Renata Limited, Mirpur Paradote Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 002-691-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
2 Renata Limited, Rajendrapur Paradote Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 353-057-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
3 Novelta Bestway Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Norsoft Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 087-080-065
DL-Methionine 100mg
4 SK+F Bangladesh Ltd, Tongi Temipro Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 308-531-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
5 Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd Pamix-M Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 242-251-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
6 Opsonin Pharma Ltd. Renomate Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 025-836-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
7 Opso Salaine Ltd. Zeset Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 259-100-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
8 Ibn Sina Pharmaceuticals Softpara Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 239-379-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
9 Leon Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Metes Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 230-067-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
10 Biopharma Ltd. ACETA SOFT Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 064-409-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
11 Acme Laboratories Ltd. FAST-M Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 036-755-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
12 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. ACE Soft Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 321-320-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
13 Somatec Pharmaceuticals Ltd. ACTOL-M Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 051-225-065
DL-Methionine 100mg
14 Sharif Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Paramin Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 360-126-065
DL-Methionine 100mg
15 Drug International Ltd. Fivimet Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 210-608-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
16 Beximco Pharma Ltd. NAPA Soft Tablet Paracetamol 500mg 186-0732-006
DL-Methionine 100mg
17 Beximco Pharma Ltd. Pioglit 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 186-264-015
18 Beximco Pharma Ltd. Pioglit 45 Tablet Pioglitazone 45mg 186-265-015
19 ACI Limited DIATAG 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 005-665-015
20 Opsonin Pharma Ltd. PIOL 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 025-352-015
21 Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd. PIODAR 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 116-111-015
22 Millat Pharmaceuticals Ltd. PIOTAB 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 253-080-043
23 Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd. DIAPIOTAG 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 201-136-043
24 Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd. OGLI 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 237-121-043
25 Biopharma Ltd. Priglit 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 064-329-043
26 Doctors Chemical Works Ltd. Piogon 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 029-140-043
27 Unimed & Unihealth Manufacturers Ltd. ACTOSE 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 225-112-015
28 Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd. PIGLIT 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 160-082-043
29 Reneta Limited, Mirpur PIOGLIN 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 002-315-015
30 Alco Pharma Ltd. PIOLIT 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 272-229-015
31 Aristopharma Ltd. GLUCOZON 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 143-273-015
32 Ad-din Pharmaceuticals Ltd. PIGOBET 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 084-137-015
33 Navana Pharmaceuticals Ltd. DIATAS 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 267-231-043
34 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. TOS 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 012-447-043
35 Sharif Pharmaceuticals Ltd. PIGZON 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 360-010-043
36 Drug International Ltd. PIOZENA 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 210-178-043
37 White Horse Pharma Ltd. LIT 30 Tablet Pioglitazone 30mg 214-024-043
38 ACI Limited DIATAG 45 Tablet Pioglitazone 45mg 005-666-015
39 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. TOS 45 Tablet Pioglitazone 45mg 012-475-043
40 General Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Rosiglit 2 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 240-246-043
41 Aristopharma Ltd. Glucors 2 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 143-408-015
42 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Sensulin 2 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 012-744-043
43 Drug International Ltd. Romerol 2 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 210-386-043
44 Delta Pharma Ltd. ROSIT 2 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 048-102-043
45 General Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Rosiglit 4 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 240-247-043
46 Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd. TAZONE 4 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 237-156-43
47 Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd. ROGLIT 4 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 160-134-043
48 Aristopharma Ltd. Glucors 4 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 143-409-015
49 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Sensulin 4 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 012-745-043
50 Drug International Ltd. Romerol 4 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 210-387-043
51 Delta Pharma Ltd. ROSIT 4 Tablet Rosiglitazone 2mg 048-103-043


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Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) –

Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) is the Drug Regulatory Authority of Bangladesh under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. DGDA supervises and implements all prevailing Drug Regulations in Bangladesh and regulates all activities related to import, procurement of raw and packing materials, production and import of finished drugs, export, sales and pricing of all kinds of medicines including Ayurvedic, Unani, Herbal and Homoeopathic drugs and medicines. Now there are 47 district offices of DGDA in Bangladesh. All the officers of the DGDA function as “Drug Inspector” in pursuant to the Drug Laws and assist the Licensing Authority to discharging his/her responsibilities properly. Besides, a number of Committees, such as Drug Control Committee (DCC), Standing Committee for imports of raw materials and finished drugs, Pricing Committee and a number of other relevant Committees, which comprise of experts of different fields, are there to advice Licensing Authority and recommend about the matters related to drugs and medicines in Bangladesh. DGDA operates a informative website at .

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