Online Indian drug dictionary – Indian Pharmacopeia

By | April 24, 2007

When I was in medical transcription training, we were provided with Quick Look Drug Reference for medicine search and its dosage details. I was surprised to see its features. It was extensive with all the drug names, brand and generic names, therapeutic category, usage, dose, and dosage forms. We learned that a generic drug can be sold with different brand names produced by different companies. For example: aspirin is a generic drug (original formula), which is available under brand names of Ascriptin, Bayer Aspirin, Easprin, Ecotrin, Halfprin, ZORprin, etc (in USA).


After looking at this electronic drug reference for American drugs, I thought that there will be an Indian electronic drug reference. I searched a lot over the net for nearly one month, but was unable to find it. After passing through class training and on-job training, I was put on regular roles and started searching again. While searching the Indian Medical Association website, I came to know about the site MedCLIK, which provides an online drug reference for Indian medicines.

Direct link for the Drug Dictionary:http://www.medclik.com/MedCLIKEncr/Default.aspx

In MedCLIK, besides the above information, they also indicate the manufacturers’ name and price. I think it is very helpful. If you know a brand, just key in and you can find the generic name of the drug and the list of brands available for that with price and company information.

You can see the below screenshot I have taken for brand search for “gentamicin,” an eye drops preparation.

Click the image for a larger view

Note: I am not a pharma student to answer your complex pharmaceutical questions. Please do not ask me to provide some brands data names in excel sheet or the copy of electronic drug reference. Please go to the above site and purchase it. Whatever I can provide, I have provided here. Need more? Then, log into MedCLIK and explore. Thanks in advance!


180 thoughts on “Online Indian drug dictionary – Indian Pharmacopeia

  1. Dr Mohd Tariq Salman

    Thanks, Naveen for the url. I knew that such a site is available for Indian drugs but could not find the URL after google search. Registered medical practitioners can get a free copy of MIMS. A similar site is CIMS which also gives the different brand names, indications, dosage, ADRs, and a lot.

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    1. Naveen Post author

      I have searched in that when MedCLIK was offline for few days. What I came to know is that, it has more and accurate data than any other and it can be accessed without registering. It has lot of options too.

      Reply
  2. Saravanan Muthuswamy

    Hi,

    Thanks for your valuable help. I am too a home-based Medical Transcriptionist working for Heartland-Spryance (a diploma holder in Mech Engg & got trained in Medical Transcription at Coimbatore KGISL).

    Once again, thank you very much for providing this information. It is of great help, as of now only I have been able to find a Indian Medical Drug Reference.

    Edited for removing mail address. Publishing mail openly on net can attract a huge spam.

    Reply
  3. mohamed eliyas

    hi friends:
    i am pharmacist working in GCC, i need indian drug reference some time, is that any free downloadable version forIDR if any body knows please reply my mail

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      I did not find a downloadable version. But, if you are really in need then, you can get one from MedCLIK for 1k or so. Visit their homepage and purchase.

      Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      Dear Ashok,

      I can’t find time to do all these things, that is why at the beginning of the post there is a note in green color. Log into MedCLIK and find it yourself. You can also just Google the drug and find the generic, then put them into http://www.rxlist.com or http://www.drugs.com to see more details.

      Hope you will understand.

      Reply
  4. dr.patel

    hi naveen,
    we doctors dont have time to find brand names for many new drugs just prescribe what is advertised,i work for poor pt and always wanted to know the cheapest of the available drug but not compromising on quality…i have personally been searching….but thanks a lot

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      It’s a homeopathy drug. I don’t know whether it is restricted or not. Sorry!

      Reply
  5. Vicky

    I’m a psoriasis patient and have recently been given the Drug known as Folitrax 7.5 mg to control my lesions. I’m also given to understand that this is a anti-cancer drug. Need to know how this i sbeneficial in psoriasis. Please advice urgently

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      As the article says, I am not a pharma or medicine student to clear these doubts. You should ask these details your physician rather than asking somebody on the Internet.

      Reply
  6. kajal

    hi
    can i know a site where all new used drugs nowadays can be seen with detail with dose n side effect.

    Reply
  7. Jagannath

    Hi,
    is there any site or reference showing that the drugs under clinical trial or about enter the market.

    Reply
  8. prakash

    give me subtitute name of following drug prescribe to me 1) Seloken XL 25mg cotent Meloprolol and 2) Losacar 25mg

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      Google it to find the generics. Then go to the link given, click generics, and you can see various brands of that drug.

      Reply
  9. Pablo

    Hi, and thank you for your information in advance!
    I need to find a medicine in India: it is known as Gleevec, Glivec or Imatinib.
    Is there a diferent name used in India?
    Thanks and regards;
    Pablo.

    Reply
  10. GKK Iyengar

    what is the generic name of MOXOVAS and wher can I find the details about it?

    Reply
  11. abhishek jain

    I am pharmacy student and i want to purchase pharmacopoeia. please sugest me about it

    Reply
  12. grapeseedextract

    i want some company name which makes grapeseed extract(GSE) product as an anti oxidant

    Reply
  13. Dr.Sujit

    hi,

    today i tried to get info from medclick as suggested by you but its not working. is there any other way of getting drug info?

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      Just now tested it and working fine. May be it was down for maintenance when you were using it. Try now and let me know. Enter “test” in the first box and click “Login

      Reply
  14. dr.t

    the url u gave is not functioning. can you provide some other url??

    Reply
  15. suman gupta

    hi i am a pharmacist doing pharma business since lsat thirty years
    i am impressed by the mails you are reciving, i have browsed
    thru ” medclik” found that they are givinig information only for the
    drugs manfucatured by ” their subscriber manufacturers”,if you find
    any other good website please reply.

    with regards
    suman gupta

    Reply
  16. Harane Sanjay

    I am having trouble of Arthertics & i was prescribed following drugs by repucted doctors I want to know probable side effects on normal human body. 1) Etrobax 90 ( ETORICOXIB – by ranbaxy Lab) . 2 ) Folitrax -50-ing (Methotrexate )
    I was prescribed for Parkinson & Prostate below mentioned medicines
    1) Synodopa plus -(levodopa & carbidopa ) tablets
    2 ) Urimax – 0.4 mg ( tamsulosin hydrochloride modified )
    Please reply the side effects & how long the medicines can be taken.

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      Log into the site and follow the procedures I showed you. There will be a link to show possible side effects. Just check around after drug search.

      Reply
  17. ARCHNA

    Hi…Firstly i wanna say thanks a tonne..d site is going to prove really helpful to me as i am pursuing my final semester MBA in pharma mngt. Seconly, i am looking forward for some kind of a project or training as well in this field…

    Reply
  18. RAVITEJA MYLAVARAPU

    what is the price of indian pharmacoepia in india and in U.S.A.

    Reply
  19. Dr.Rinkimi

    Can u please tell me more about this ayurvedic drug called Delicate-Fat to Slim

    Reply
  20. Ricky

    i have stretch marks on my back. As i started reading om internet i found that ‘Trilastin’ is the effective cream i want to know if this cream is available in india?

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      It seems to be a special cream made of elastin, collagen and soy protein. I am unable to find it on MedClik.

      Reply
  21. shibprasad

    Thanx for your great attempt. I am a officer in a commando unit. We have to face firing in jungle quite often. Sometimes our jawan gets bulltet injury and in jungle specially at night we are helpless , just waiting for back up. Can u help us to find some medicine specially in powder form used for blood clotting . I am not specialised. so please give details such as cost, dose, precaution etc. Pls find some time in the interest of this commandos,dedicated their life for nation.

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      Thank you very much for contacting and appreciating my work. I am just a transcriptionist and know how to use these dictionaries to find out whether a medication is suitable for the condition listed. I am not a doctor to prescribe something or help choose the correct medicine. You need to contact a physician to find out that. Hope you understand.

      Reply
  22. divyansh maheswari

    respected naveenji , i am suffering from mental depression from 5 yrs , i consulted with psychiatrist , hakim , vaidya … but finally problem is still remain .

    i m suffering from loss of sleep , loss of concentration , distracted state of mind and lot more can u pls suggest me the perfect remedy for this .

    i will be highly grateful to u , pls rply i m in very serious problem. pls

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      I am not a doctor to find a solution for you, but my mom had psychosis and we consulted a psychologist here in Hyderabad. He prescribed few medications after a one hour interview and those medications worked amazingly. Now, she is back to her baseline. While transcribing medical reports, I come across few wonderful medications that solve depression problem. Find a famous psychiatrist in your area, search in Google, and consult.

      Reply
  23. Mohd Tariq Salman

    @ Divyansh. Naveen is right, there are several good medications but they should be prescribed by psychiatrist. Effect of these drugs starts only after 2-3 weeks of regular treatment. So you have to be patient and consistent.

    Reply
  24. Pradeep

    sir
    i wanted cims drug reference application for the nokia n76 or nokia s60 series

    Reply
  25. sravan

    Hi,
    I am writing an articles about ethics of Indian pharmaceutical industry, in this regard i would like to know the details about banned / unsafe drugs marketed in in India. if possible the complaints and call backs would be very helpful.
    as a medical professional what drugs are supposed to banned or highly unstable.

    Thank you
    regards
    sravan
    sravistorms@gmail.com

    Reply
  26. swathi

    could you send me the list of emerging drugs which are not included in I.P 2007 edition

    Reply
  27. suresh

    i am whole sale pharma distributor can u tel which method is best to calculate to place order for a company

    Reply
  28. Mohammed Ali

    Dear Naveen,

    I can’t acess the dummy user name & password,will you please help me in this

    Reply
  29. k.maheshkumar

    gdmrng sir..i am pharmacy student can u send me details about ambrisentan drug .availbility i indian market and brands…pls

    Reply
  30. bhanuchander

    hi i wanted to know the brand name of ‘clenbuterol’ drug which is easily available in india.give me reply

    Reply
  31. ritu aggarwal

    Hii Naveen,
    I am looking for drug database including Indian brand names, drug interactions and other prescribing information in excel format, am also ready to pay for it. Can you help meby providing the name of vendors who are selling them

    Reply
  32. sanjiv batra

    i want to know about indian brand names of medicines of all companies with latest informations

    Reply
  33. sanjoy basak

    Please let me know the brand name of 0.025% physostigmine ointment brand name in kolkata.
    Thanks
    regards
    Sanjoy Basak

    Reply
  34. edna poole

    I have been told that there are indian steriods which help lung breathing problems. Names: Wyxlone and Azroan. Are they available. If so, I would like to purchase them.

    Edna Poole.

    Reply
    1. Naveen Post author

      If you know the generic formula of those drugs, you can find out about them on MedClik. I think you cannot import them from India to your country. If you know somebody from India, they can bring in while coming from India.

      Reply
  35. Dinesh Shetty

    kindly send me registered pharmaceuticals brand names in India

    Reply
  36. Arif Latief Malik

    Dear Naveen,

    I need the database of medicines and their uses (Medicines created in India) as i have to create a project on the same. Hope you will provide me support in this regard. Waiting for your reply

    Regards
    ARIF LATIEF MALIK

    Reply
  37. wendy

    can u please tell me the indian brand name of cholecystokinin used for gallbladder functional study by ultrasound.

    Reply
  38. Mushfiq

    Please give me some details about this injection.
    Name : Atrager 25
    Manufacturer : Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

    I need it very badly. Searched all over the net but couldn’t find it. I need it at any cost. Please ….. Give me de generic name and the purpose of this injection.

    Reply

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