In a layman language, Voveran is a painkiller injection available in the market.
Painkillers are one of the most frequently and irrationally used drugs in the Indian scenario.
We mostly observe abuse of painkillers in arthritis patients. We suggest arthritis patients follow the best arthritis treatment option and use painkillers only if necessary.
A large number of the population even don’t consult the physicians before taking painkillers.
Most of them prefer injections over oral dose for faster relief.
And among all these situations, there comes a shocking allegation.
The allegation is that “Voveran 1ml injection causes kidney damage”.
The allegation was made by Troikaa pharmaceutical against Novartis AG.
Voveran is a brand name which contains the painkiller diclofenac sodium. Themis Medicare Ltd manufactures and Novartis India markets diclofenac sodium under the brand name Voveran.
“The diclofenac injection, marketed by Novartis, contains Transcutol” alleged Troikaa pharmaceuticals.
Transcutol damages kidneys.
Regulatory bodies in US, Europe and other parts of the world (including India) do not permit use of transcutol in injections because it damages kidneys.
On the basis of this allegation, Troikaa pharmaceuticals filed a petition demanding ban on Voveron citing public health concern.
Noteworthy and interesting point is that Voveran 1ml injection is in competition with Troikaa’s own painkiller injection Dynapar AQ.
However Themis spokesperson told Mint (the news source) that the product is absolutely safe.
This controversy has confused the doctors and the common mass as well. No one knows the truth till the moment.
But irrespective of the truth (whatever it be), should not we become more rational while using painkillers, antibiotic etc?
Should not we say a big no to the frequent use of the painkillers? We must keep in mind that our body and its health is our responsibility.
Always take your food as your medicine otherwise you’ll have to take medicines as your food.
Along with daily routine food, one must consume Ayurveda food supplements ( containing multiple herbs) like Chyawanprash, Brahma rasayana etc. to keep your body in perfect and healthy condition.
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