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Schedule of Drugs: G, H, X, J, H1, F-I, Y (Important for 2021)|UPSC 2021 - Antivirals, Diclofenac

Schedule of Drugs G, H, X, J, H1 & More

Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945

Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945

The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 are the rules, which the government of India established through the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. These rules classify drugs under given schedules and present guidelines for the storage, sale, display, and prescription of each schedule

  • Schedule G: Most of these drugs are hormonal preparations. The drug label must display the text “Caution: It is dangerous to take this preparation except under medical supervision” prominently. Examples of substances under this schedule: Testolactone, Hydroxyurea, Carbutamide, Primidone etc.
  • Schedule H: The drug label must display the texts “Rx” and “Schedule H drug. Warning׃ To be sold by retail on the prescription of a Registered Medical practitioner only” prominently. It can only be supplied to licensed parties. It cannot be sold without a prescription and only the amount specified in the prescription should be sold. The time and date of prescription must be noted. Examples: androgenic, anabolic, oestrogenic, and progestational substances; Alprazolam (Xanax) , Hepatitis B vaccine, Ibuprofen, Vasopressin etc.
  • If a Schedule H drug also comes under the purview of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, it must carry the texts “NRx” and “Schedule H drug. Warning׃ To be sold by retail on the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner only.” on the label prominently.
  • Schedule H1: Schedule H1 consists of drugs including antibiotics, habit-forming drugs, and a few anti TB drugs, which were abused under Schedule H, and now have a regulation on its sales and additional warning to the patient. Medicines to be sold only on prescription of a RMP; pharmacist to maintain a register/record of all medicines sold. (Specific reference to Diclofenac preparations in respect of their veterinary use) The package of the drugs will have a mandatory warning printed in a box with red colour border. The chemist should maintain the list of the customer names and details of the doctor who prescribed it. The list should be maintained with 3 years of data.
  • Schedule X: All the regulations of Schedule H apply. The retailer must keep a copy of the prescription for two years. The drugs must be kept under lock and key. Examples: Secobarbital, Glutethimide etc. It requires special retail license for selling these medicines. 144 (E) dated 17th February, 2017 Oseltamivir and Zanamivir are withdrawn from the list of Schedule X drugs and are now permitted for sale as similar to drugs under Schedule H1 of Drugs & Cosmetics Act and rules in 2017. As XRx
  • Schedule J: Contains a list of various diseases and conditions that cannot be treated under any drug currently in market. No drug may legally claim to treat these diseases.
Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945
  • Schedule A: Contains various forms and formats of letters for applications of licensing etc.
  • Schedule B: Contains fees structure for government-run labs.
  • Schedule C: Contains various biological products and their regulation. Examples: Serums, Adrenaline Vitamins etc.
  • Schedule D: List of drugs exempted from the provision of import of drugs
  • Schedule E: Contains various poisons and their regulation. Examples: Sarpa Visha (Snake venom) , Parada (Mercury) etc.
  • Schedule F: This contains regulations and standards for running a blood bank.
  • Schedule F-I: This contains regulations and standards for vaccines.
  • Schedule F-II: This contains regulations and standards for surgical dressing.
  • Schedule F-III: This contains regulations and standards for umbilical tapes.
  • Schedule F-F: This contains regulations and standards for ophthalmic ointments and solutions.
Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945
  • Schedule K: Contains various substances and drugs and their corresponding regulation. One of the aspects of this schedule is the list of drugs that can be sold without a license, and doctors can directly dispense the same.
  • Schedule M: Contains various regulations for manufacturing, premises, waste disposal, and equipment.
  • Schedule N: Contains various regulations and requirements for a pharmacy.
  • Schedule O: Contains various regulations and requirements for disinfectant fluids.
  • Schedule P: Contains regulations regarding life period and storage of various drugs.
  • Schedule P-I: Contains regulations regarding retail package size of various drugs.
  • Schedule Q: Contains a list of permitted dyes and pigments in soap and cosmetics.
  • Schedule R: Contains various regulations and requirements for condoms and other mechanical contraceptives.
Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945
  • Schedule S: Lists various cosmetics and toiletries, and directs the manufacturers of cosmetics to conform to the latest Bureau of Indian Standards requirements.
  • Schedule T: Contains various regulations and requirements for manufacture of Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani products.
  • Schedule U: Contains various regulations and requirements for record keeping.
  • Schedule V: Contains standards for drug patents.
  • Schedule Y: Contains requirement and guidelines for clinical trials.

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