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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Sales of cold-cough-antibiotics skyrocket due to corona, fear of lockdown-curfew no longer one-two, purchase of 10-10 packets

Fear among Gujaratis: Sales of cold-cough-antibiotics skyrocket due to corona, fear of lockdown-curfew no longer one-two, purchase of 10-10 packets




Sales in the statewide drug market have seen a 100 per cent increase in the last 8 months
Sales of cold, cough and fever medicines in particular have increased by 80 per cent



The Corona epidemic in the state is having a major impact on people's health. Since no vaccine has yet been developed for the corona virus, only masks protect against the deadly corona-like virus. On the other hand, people are taking booze as well as medicines to boost their immunity due to fear of corona, which has led to a 100 per cent increase in the drug market across the state, including Ahmedabad, in the last 8 months. In particular, colds, coughs and fevers have seen an increase of 80 per cent.


Alpesh Patel, president of the Federation of Gujarat State Chemists and FGSCDA, told Divyabhaskar that sales of medicines for colds, coughs and fevers have increased by 70 to 80 per cent. Largely increased, such as multivitamins, vitamin-C or some ejectables that are used for patients in the hospital. Sales of all these products have increased, as well as medicines for colds, coughs and fevers have increased by 70 to 80 per cent. Apart from that, sales of other ailments like abdominal pain, BP medication, antibiotics, paracetamol, etc. have increased by 40 to 50 per cent.

People buy 10-10 packets at a time,
he added , adding that on a normal day, people who buy one or two packets of medicine from a medical center, during the Coronation period, people buy 10-10 packets at a time, which is why most medical stores also Buying bulk drugs. On the other hand, the market of Ayurvedic medicines had grown a lot in the beginning of Corona, but the second wave did not show any significant increase in the sales of Ayurvedic medicines, but the sales of Ayurvedic medicines like Sudarshan Ghanavati, Giloi, Samasnavati have been good.

Sales of antibiotics have risen by 50 to 70 per cent as
fears of corona have led to an increase in cases of high blood pressure and diabetes. Most people are taking heavy medications, even for the common cold. That’s when some unnecessarily increase the stock of medicine in the home. The prices of many types of antibiotics, paracetamol as well as abdominal pain medications have gone up by more than 20 per cent, while antibiotics have also gone up by 50 to 70 per cent. Along with allopathic medicines, ayurvedic medicines are also bought in bulk. Most people take ayurvedic medicine to boost their immunity, which has led to an increase in sales of around 50 per cent.

Many Corona related drugs have been launched in the market
and many new drugs have also been launched along with the increase in the price of drugs due to increasing demand. According to the expert, sales of new drugs in September grew by 3.8 per cent year-on-year compared to the previous 36 months. Many drugs related to corona virus have been launched in the market and the prices of these drugs are very high. The last few months have also seen a big improvement in the sales of companies making drugs for the corona virus. Along with medicines, hand sanitizers, masks and other medical items are being sold on a large scale. As demand has increased in some areas, its prices have also gone up. Different types of sanitizers as well as masks cost around Rs 50 to Rs 300.


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After Koro, the lifestyle of the people also changed a lot
* The amount of yoga-exercise increased every morning.
* Increased proportion of balanced diet.
* Became aware of things including how corona is spread, how to fight it.
* People's inclination towards boosting the immune system has increased with Ayurvedic medicine.
* People were emphasizing on bathing more than once a day, constantly sanitizing hands, wearing masks as well as maintaining social distance.

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