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Anti Infectives

Anti-infectives are medicines that work to prevent or treat infections, they include antibacterial, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitic medications.

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#BrandGeneric/CompositionPack Size
1Amoxicap CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Amoxycillin…………250mg
20's, 100's & 1000's
2Amoxicap CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Amoxycillin…………500mg
20's, 100's & 500's
3Amoxicap SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Amoxycillin…………125mg
60mL, 90mL & 100mL
4Amoxicap SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Amoxycillin…………250mg
60mL, 90mL & 100mL
5Amoxicap DropsEach 1.25mL contains:
Amoxycillin…………125mg
10mL
6Ampicap CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Ampicillin……………250mg
20's, 100's & 1000's
7Ampicap CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Ampicillin……………500mg
20's, 100's & 1000's
8Ampicap SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Ampicillin……………125mg
60mL, 90mL & 100mL
9Ampicap SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Ampicillin……………250mg
60mL, 90mL & 100mL
10Ampi-Plus Neonatal DropsEach 8mL contains:
Ampicillin trihydrate eq to Ampicillin…….0.824mg
Cloxacillin Sodium eq to Cloxacillin base…….0.412mg
8mL
12Cefidon CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Cefixime Trihydrate……400mg
5's
13Cefidon SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Cefixime Trihydrate…….100mg
30mL
14Cefidon SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Cefixime Trihydrate..…..200mg
30mL
15Cefolox SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Cefpodoxime Proxetil…..…50mg
50mL
16Clamentin TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Amoxycillin………………250mg
Clavulanic Acid………….125mg
6's
17Clamentin DS TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Amoxycillin………………500mg
Clavulanic Acid………….125mg
6's
18Clamentin BD TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Amoxycillin……………….875mg
Clavulanic Acid………….125mg
6's
19Clamentin SuspensionEach 5ml contains:
Amoxycillin…………………125mg
Clavulanic Acid……………31.25mg
60mL
20Clamentin DS SuspensionEach 5ml contains:
Amoxycillin………………….250mg
Clavulanic Acid…………….62.50mg
60mL
21Clamentin DUO SuspensionEach 5ml contains:
Amoxycillin…………………..400mg
Clavulanic Acid……………..57mg
70mL
22DV-Cef 250mg (IV) InjectionEach Vial contains:
Ceftriaxone Sodium…………………..250mg
1 vial + 1 amp.
23DV-Cef 250mg (IM) InjectionEach Vial contains:
Ceftriaxone Sodium…………………..250mg
1 vial + 1 amp.
24DV-Cef 500mg (IV) InjectionEach Vial contains:
Ceftriaxone Sodium…………………..500mg
1 vial + 1 amp.
25DV-Cef 500mg (IM) InjectionEach Vial contains:
Ceftriaxone Sodium…………………..500mg
1 vial + 1 amp.
26DV-Cef 1gm (IV) InjectionEach Vial contains:
Ceftriaxone Sodium…………………..1000mg
1 vial + 1 amp.
27DV-Cef 1gm (IM) InjectionEach Vial contains:
Ceftriaxone Sodium…………………..1000mg
1 vial + 1 amp.
11Cloxacillin Capsule 250mgEach Capsule contains:
Cloxacillin Sodium ……………………500mg
20's, 100's & 500's
28Combicap CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Cloxacillin Sod………………250mg
Ampicillin…………………….250mg
20's, 100's & 500's
29Combicap SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Cloxacillin Sod………………..125mg
Ampicillin………………………125mg
60mL, 90mL & 100mL
30D-Mycin TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Erythromycin……………….250mg
100's
31D-Mycin TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Erythromycin……………….500mg
100's
32D-Mycin SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Erythromycin………………200mg
60mL
33Daclocef CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Cephradine…………………250mg
12's
34Daclocef CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Cephradine…………………500mg
12's
35Daclocef SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Cephradine…….125mg
60mL
36Daclocef SuspensionEach 5ml contains:
Cephradine………250mg
60mL
37Danizol TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Metronidazole……………..200mg
200's
38Danizol TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Metronidazole……………..400mg
100's
39Devimox TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Moxifloxacin ……………….400mg
5's
40Devomycin CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Oxytetracycline…………….250mg
1000's
41Devoquine TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Chloroquine Phosphate………150mg
100's
42Devoquine TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Chloroquine Phosphate………250mg
500's
43Devoquine SyrupEach 5mL contains:
Chloroquine Phosphate………..50mg
60mL
44DV-QUINE TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Hydroxychloroquine sulfate………..200mg
30's & 50's
45DV-Cipro TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Ciprofloxacin…………………..250mg
10's
46DV-Cipro TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Ciprofloxacin…………………..500mg
10's
47DV-Cipro SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Ciprofloxacin…………………..125mg
60mL
48Dyramid TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Ofloxacin……………………...200mg
10's
49Kavelex CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Cephalexin…………………….250mg
12's
50Kavelex CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Cephalexin……………………..500mg
12's
51Kavelex SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Cephalexin…………………….125mg
60mL
52Kavelex SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Cephalexin…………………….250mg
60mL
53Kavelex DropsEach 1mL contains:
Cephalexin……………………..100mg
10mL
54Liomyn CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Lincomycin………………………500mg
12's
55Lovenox TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Levofloaxcin (as hemihydrate)…250mg
10's
56Lovenox TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Levofloaxcin (as hemihydrate)...500mg
10's
57Macrocid TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Clarithromycin……………………..500mg
10's
58Macrocid TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Clarithromycin……………………..250mg
10's
59Macrocid SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Clarithromycin……………………..125mg
60mL
60Macrocid SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Clarithromycin……………………..250mg
60mL
61Roxid TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Roxithromycin…………………….50mg
10's
62Roxid TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Roxithromycin……………………..150mg
10's
63Sulforin DS TabletsEach Tablet contains:
TMP (Trimethoprim)………………..800mg
SMZ (Sulfamethoxazole)…………..160mg
100's
64Sulforin SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
TMP (Trimethoprim)………………….40mg
SMZ (Sulfamethoxazole)……………200mg
50mL & 100mL
65DV-Zythro TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Azithromycin………………………………..250mg
6's
66DV-Zythro TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Azithromycin………………………………..500mg
3's
67DV-Zythro SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Azithromycin………………………………..100mg
30mL
68DV-Zythro SuspensionEach 5mL contains:
Azithromycin………………………………..200mg
30mL
69Rofedon TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Ribavirin……………………………………….400mg
10's
70Rofedon TabletsEach Tablet contains:
Ribavirin……………………………………….600mg
10's, 20's & 100's
71D-Mivir CapsulesEach Capsule contains:
Oseltamivir……………………………………75mg
10's

More about Anti Infectives

Anti-infectives have revolutionized healthcare and are now critical in curing and even helping to prevent many kinds of infections. Anti-infectives can 

  • Treat minor infections and most often cure many serious infectious diseases, like pneumonia or tuberculosis
  • Perform routine procedures and complex surgery, such as cesarean sections or joint replacements, which carry a risk of serious infection
  • Give vital immuno-suppressive treatments, like chemotherapy, to people with cancer

Types of Anti-Infectives 

  • Antibacterials
  • Antivirals
  • Antifungals
  • Antiparasitic

Anti-Infectives for different age groups

Antibiotics are widely prescribed therapeutic agents for children and the older adults in community settings. These drugs are frequently used to treat colds and bronchitis (which are the most common conditions in children); and bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia, and skin/soft tissue infections (common in the older adults).

Most commonly used anti-infective
  • Penicillins
  • Tetracyclines
  • Cephalosporins
  • Quinolones
  • Lincomycins
  • Macrolides
  • Sulfonamides
  • Glycopeptides
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Carbapenem

Latest Research 

In the Topic “Novel Anti-Infectives”, researchers are discovering and developing new anti-infectives. Drug research at HZI is concentrating in particular on natural products – substances that are produced by organisms like bacteria and fungi in great variety. Some of these compounds have medical effects. At HZI, an interdisciplinary team of leading experts with both academic and industry backgrounds develops innovative methods to identify, characterize and improve natural products which could be used against bacteria and viruses. By means of medicinal chemistry, they optimize these compounds as well as small molecules chemically and pharmaceutically to make them suitable for the application as drugs. In cooperation with industrial partners, the substances are then further developed towards clinical trials and finally use in patients.  Furthermore, scientists establish new technologies to ensure the safe and effective delivery of the drug to the site where it is needed, as for example the infected organ, tissue or cell.

Anti Infectives in Pakistan

As per present analysis of the antimicrobials available in the Pakistan market is apparently the excessive number of brands per active ingredient, which can be worrying in the particular case of some “Watch” and “Reserve” antimicrobials not included in the WHO Essential Medicines List. This is the case of lincomycin or the combination cefoperazone + sulbactam (with 31 different brand-names each), or the “Reserve” 4th generation cephalosporin cefepime, with 24 different brand names.

On the one hand, more available brand names of a single active ingredient mean more market pressure and, hence, more chances to be prescribed irrationally. On the other hand, the high presence of “Watch” antibiotics in a market already saturated with countless combinations (rational and irrational) bears serious thought for policymakers and regulators.

Pakistan has become a fertile ground for promoting antibiotics, as the market regulations for medicines are weak, and the growth potential for generics (sold under brand names) is very high. There is an increasing need to identify the potential for harm or other interventions that can take place due to the high use of medicines in countries with lower socioeconomic status.

Interestingly, despite reports of antibiotics being regularly out of stock in many of the Pakistani public healthcare facilities, their sales are high in different pharmacies and regions. These primary healthcare facilities lack proper standard treatment guidelines for prescribers, with the result that almost 80% of the prescriptions in both outpatient and inpatient departments were found to be improper, and the most commonly prescribed antibiotics included fluoroquinolones, cephalosporins, and penicillins.

Due to misinformation amongst doctors as well as the public, there is widespread use and buying behavior towards broad-spectrum antibiotics that are not followed through, leaving the antibiotic course in the middle, which poses a challenge in collating results, and may require more robust surveillance controls. Many solutions are being proposed to address concerns on medication safety, particularly the growing use of antibiotics. Alongside the need for systems that ensure the safety of medication use, there is a concurrent need for ensuring that guidelines developed must be aligned to international treatment standards.

The role of microbiologists should also be promoted as a way to improve the selection of the most appropriate antimicrobials for the patients, and this is especially relevant for “Reserve” AM.

In a recent effort to control antibiotic use, pharmacies in the capital, Islamabad, have been directed to keep a check on the number of antibiotics sold and that they should not be dispensed without prescription. Despite this, dispensing without prescription is high in the country, and an excessive number of brands help to increase the irrationality of the decisions also at the pharmacy level.