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BEXIMCO PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.

New product launches in 2013

During January to September 2013 Beximco pharma has further extended its product line with 21 new products across therapeutic groups of Cardiovascular, Antibiotics, Antifungal, Vitamins & Mineral supplements, Pain management, Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Anti-diabetics.

 

Oral Anti-Diabetics

Diapro® 30 MR
Gliclazide 30 mg Modified Release Tablet

Diapro® is an oral blood glucose lowering drug of the sulfonylurea class. Diapro® is used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The primary mechanism of action of Diapro® is lowering of blood glucose by stimulating the release of insulin from functioning pancreatic beta cells. In addition, expancreatic effects may also play vital role in the activity of Diapro®. Administration of Diapro® can lead to increase sensitivity of peripheral tissues to insulin

Cardiovascular

Metazine®MR
Trimetazidine Hydrochloride 35 mg Tablet

Metazine® MR is a Modified Release formulation of mg which is a unique anti-anginal and anti-ischemic agent that exerts anti-ischemic effects without inducing hemodynamic changes and improves the status of ischemic myocardium. Trimetazidine is indicated in adults as add-on therapy for the symptomatic treatment of patients with stable angina pectoris who are inadequately controlled by or intolerant to first-line anti-anginal therapies.
Metoprol®- XL
Metoprol 50 & 100 mg Tablet
Metoprolol succinate, is a beta1-selective (cardio selective) adrenoceptor blocking agent, for oral administration, available as extended release tablets. METOPROL-XL has been formulated to provide a controlled and predictable release of Metoprolol for once-daily administration. The tablets comprise a multiple unit system containing Metoprolol succinate in a multitude of controlled release pellets. Each pellet acts as a separate drug delivery unit and is designed to deliver Metoprolol continuously over the dosage interval.

Citicol®
Citicoline 500 mg/4ml IV/IM Injection
Citicol® is a psychostimulant/nootropic agent indicated for patients suffering from stroke, age-associated memory impairment (AAMI), head injury, cerebrovascular disorders (disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain). Citicoline is also indicated for cognitive support and support for nerves of the eye.

 

Erectile Dysfunction

Adafil®
Tadalafil 10 mg Tablet
Adafil® contains Tadalafil which is a potent, selective, reversible inhibitor of cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate specific Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). Adafil® is indicated in erectile dysfunction (ED).

Antifibrinolytic

Tranexil
Tranexamic Acid 500 mg/5ml Injection
Tranexil® a antifibrinolytic agent is effective to reverse the effects of streptokinase or other fibrinolytic activity. It may be used for conditions in which bleeding control is required such as after surgery or injury, recurrent nosebleeds or abnormal vaginal bleeding

Vitamins & Minerals Supplements

Calorate®
Calcium Orotate 400 mg Tablet
Calorate is a calcium supplement with a functional amino acid chelating ligand - orotic acid. Orotic acid assists the transport of calcium through cellular membrane structures, thus facilitating the intracellular uptake of calcium, particularly in bone. Calcium Orotate also helps in the maintenance of healthy cartilage. Calorate® is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets.
Hemofix®
Ferrous ascorbate Tablet
Hemofix® tablet contains ferrous ascorbate 275 mg equivalent to elemental iron 33 mg. Ferrous ascorbate is a synthetic molecule of ascorbic acid and iron. Ascorbic acid plays an important role in the movement of plasma iron to storage depots in tissues. This molecule doesn’t dissociate on entering the GI tract due to the stable chelate of iron with ascorbate. Ascorbate is a reducing agent and prevents oxidation. Hence, it maintains iron in highly soluble ferrous form. All this factors contribute to the highest absorption of ferrous ascorbate. Hemofix® is indicated in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia

Hemofix® FZ tablet
Ferrous ascorbate +Folic acid+ Zinc
Hemofix® FZ is a film coated tablet containing ferrous ascorbate equivalent to elemental iron 48 mg, folic acid 0.5 mg & Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate 61.8 mg equivalent to elemental zinc 22.5 mg. It is indicated on prophylaxis of iron deficiency especially when an inadequate diet calls for supplementary zinc and iron during pregnancy and anemia

Jointec® Max
Glucosamine + Diacerin Tablet
Jointec® Max is a combination of Diacerein 50 mg and Glucosamine sulfate 750 mg tablet, which is indicated for the treatment of Osteoarthritis. Diacerein is a new antiinflammatory drug, developed specially for the treatment of Osteoarthritis. Glucosamine Sulfate is a naturally occurring chemical found in the human body

Pain management

Feburic®
Febuxostat 40 mg Tablet

Feburic® contains the active ingredient febuxostat, which is a type of medicine called a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. Febuxostat is used to treat gout.
Nervalin®
Pregabalin 50 & 75 mg Capsule
Nervalin is a modulator of voltage-gated calcium channels, designed to affect neurological transmission in multiple systems. It is specifically indicated for the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury. It is also indicated for the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, for post herpetic neuralgia, for fibromyalgia, and as an adjunctive therapy for adults with partial onset seizures.

Voligel®
Diclofenac sodium 50 gm gel
Voligel® is the unique topical preparation of Diclofenac sodium, methyl salicylate & menthol. It gives instant relief from any kind of muscle & joint pain such as back ache, neck & shoulder pain, joint pain etc. The launching of Voligel® offers patients a new way to treat daily aches with outstanding safety.

Eye Irrigating Solution

Navsol® Irrigating Solution
Balanced Salt Solution
Navsol® Sterile Irrigating Solution is a sterile physiological balanced salt solution of Sodium Chloride (NaCl), Potassium Chloride (KCl), Calcium Chloride Dihydrate (CaCl2•2H2O), Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate (MgCl2•6H2O), Sodium Acetate Trihydrate (C2H3NaO2•3H2O), and Sodium Citrate Dihydrate (C6H5Na3O7•2H2O). Navsol® is isotonic to the tissues of the eyes and is indicated as irrigation solution during various surgical procedures of the eyes, ears, nose and/or throat.

Antibiotics

Tyclav®
Amoxycillin + Clavulanic acid Tablet
Tyclav® (375 mg, 625 mg and 1 g tablet) is an antibacterial combination consisting of amoxicillin and the beta-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanate potassium. Amoxicillin is a semi-synthetic antibiotic with in vitro bactericidal activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactam, structurally related to the penicillins, which possesses the ability to inactivate some beta-lactamase enzymes commonly found in microorganisms resistant to penicillins and cephalosporins.The formulation of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid in Tyclav protects amoxicillin from degradation by some beta-lactamase enzymes and extends the antibiotic spectrum of amoxicillin to include many bacteria normally resistant to amoxicillin.

Antifungal

Omastin® IV
Fluconazole 2mg/5ml
Omastin injection is used to treat serious fungal or yeast infections, such as vaginal candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush, oral thrush), esophageal candidiasis (candida esophagitis), other candida infections (including urinary tract infections, peritonitis [inflammation of the lining of the abdomen or stomach], and infections that may occur in different parts of the body), or fungal (cryptococcal) meningitis

Osteoporosis

Calorate Kit
1 tablet of Ibandronic Acid 150 mg+ 60 tablets of Calcium Orotate 400 mg
Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (BPL) introduced Calorate® Kit for the first time in Bangladesh. Calorate® kit comprises 1 tablet of Ibandronic Acid 150 mg and 60 tablets of Calcium Orotate 400 mg, indicated for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Osteoporosis is a major cause of mortality and morbidity of post-menopausal women.


Ibandronic acid increases bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce the incidence of vertebral fractures. One tablet of Ibandronic acid 150 mg once monthly on the same date of each month is recommended.
To maximize clinical benefit of Ibandronic acid, two tablets of Calcium orotate 400 mg per day are usually recommended in divided dosage or as directed by physician.

 

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