Arbitrary use of drugs + list of commonly used drugs in Iran

Arbitrary drug use is the most common cause of poisoning in the world. $ 1 billion a year is spent worldwide on treating and treating drug side effects. According to health experts, about 40% of people who take drugs suffer from complications. But our country is among the top 20 countries in the world in terms of drug consumption and is ranked second in Asia after China. This is while 20% of all drugs used in Iran are used without a doctor’s prescription.



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According to health experts, due to the fact that not all cases are reported and also due to the lack of knowledge that the problem may be an adverse drug complication or that some drug side effects may be delayed, the actual statistics are probably much higher.

Each Iranian takes an average of 339 drugs a year, which is four times the global figure. The per capita consumption of injectable drugs in Iran is about 11.4%, which is almost four times this amount in developed societies.


In fact, the total per capita drug consumption in Iran is three times the world standard!


In total, about 40% of Iranians take medicine without a doctor’s prescription. About two out of five Iranians. The average number of medicine items in the world is about 2 items of medicine per prescription and this amount is 3 to 4 items in Iran.


A few years ago, the Iranian Minister of Health described the arbitrary use of drugs in Iran as a crisis!



Avoid taking drugs arbitrarily with proper training

Those who work in pharmacies, especially those who have just been hired, need to know the list of commonly used and widely used drugs that people use daily and buy from pharmacies, this is one of the first steps for any pharmacy in learning more. There are thousands of medicines available in every pharmacy.


During the day, each pharmacy wraps different prescriptions depending on the proximity and distance of its route to offices, specialist doctors’ buildings or clinics, and even the location and reputation of that pharmacy in cities, for example, a pharmacy located in the city center and in a crowded place. It will definitely have more requests or it will have stronger sales of sanitary items.


Most pharmacy staff will be able to work in any pharmacy after a few months and know which drugs are the most widely used and most widely used.

Finally, we introduce some of the most widely used drugs:

Antibiotic drug procedure

  • Zithromycin 250 and 500
  • Amoxicillin 500
  • Coamoxicillin 650
  • Cefixime 400
  • Cephalexin 500
  • Metronidazole 250
  • Doxycycline 100
  • Ciprofloxacin 500


Highly consumed oral syrups of the group of antibiotics:

  • Cefixime 100/50 and 100/100
  • Fermenins 643 and 457
  • Faramox 400
  • Kotri Moxazole
  • Metronidazole



Consumer group of psychiatric drugs:

  • Fluoxetine 20
  • Nortriptyline 10
  • Zolpidem 5 and 10
  • Alprazolam 0.5
  • Chlordiazepoxide 5 and 10
  • Topiramate 25

Consumption group of antihypertensive and cardiac drugs:

  • Nitroglycerin 0.4
  • Plavix 75
  • S.A 80
  • Motor 50
  • Nitrocantin 6.4 and 2.6
  • Amlopress 50
  • Carvedilol 6.25
  • valsartan 80

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