Paracetamol Case Study

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Paracetamol, as known as acetaminophen , is widely available nowadays and has found since 1950s. It is widely prescribed and affordable over-the-counter, making it a common drug used in overdose. It is a superior analgesic and an antipyretic. It is normally found as a 500 mg tablet, but it is often combined with other active ingredients in various preparations. It is a commonly used over-the-counter analgesic-antipyretic drug (pain killer) and antipyretic (fever reducer). Paracetamol decreases the production of prostaglandins. Although aspirin also inhibits the production of prostaglandins, but unlike aspirin, paracetamol brings out some little anti-inflammatory effects. Paracetamol possesses good analgesic and antipyretic properties. All kinds of pain such as headache,…show more content…
Paracetamol was exported to Germany, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc. It is believe that the quality of paracetamol produced by them meets international standard and demand. Thus, there is no major problem regarding the export of products, at least as far as quality is concerned. Paracetamol made India reportedly has an edge over the one made in China in terms ofquality. The exports of paracetamol during 1992-93 from India were estimated to be about 2400 MT. Exports of paracetamol is estimated to rise at an average annual growth rate of 15% considering the huge scope that exists for export of paracetamol. However, this will be possible only if Indian producers continue to compete with large international producers of paracetamol regarding the price and quality. Adoption of nitrobenzene route by few manufacture producing paracetamol by phenol/PNCB routed, as the former route has been proved to be most cost-effective. The domestic industry must evaluate the strategic implications of the new technology and take necessary actions to meet such competition

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