Want to Know Which Drugs are Made in China -- Check Out This List

 |  May 3rd 2008  |   7 Contributions


I am so glad to be able to share this list with you. I have been looking for a list of Chinese-made drugs. While this list is ostensibly published for humans, many of the drugs on this list are also prescribed for our furbabies.

Knowledge is power and knowing which drugs are Chinese-made gives us the power to look for other options and, at the least, be aware that we MUST pay closer attention to our dogs, cats and ourselves in case of dangerous side-effects caused by tainted products.

Even if your furbabies are not taking any drugs at this time, please take a close look at this list for drugs you or your human family members may be taking. For example, penicillin is on this list. How many of us get penicillin without ever being aware that it comes from a country KNOWN for poisoning their own people and other people around the world with tainted products?

Then there are other drugs like tamoxifen which is given to women fighting breast cancer. These women already have lowered immune systems. How many of these women have suffered and even died from tainted tamoxifen? Hopefully none but since its coming out of China and NO ONE seems to be testing it, how do we know for sure?

Please be aware that I am NOT saying don't take a needed drug. What I am saying is that we MUST limit the import of potentially deadly drugs until we can effectively oversee their safety and efficacy.

And why are these drugs made in China? It's NOT because the Chinese are known for their superior technologies or safety records. It's because some pharmaceutical executives have placed their bonuses and corporate well-being above that of the humans and other species who trust them and depend on them for life-enhancing or life-saving drugs!

Please share this post with your friends and relatives. The more who know about these drugs, the better.

Thanks to KMOV.com for putting together and sharing this list of Chinese-made drugs.


News 4 Investigates: Made In China

First there were recalls of toys with lead paint, then recalls of contaminated pet food and then the blood thinner, Heparin was recalled after it was linked to allergic reactions and deaths. The FDA now says contaminated Heparin is blamed for 81 deaths and almost 800 allergic reactions. After all these recalls, the "Made in China" label is making people wary. A significant amount of the active ingredients for medicines that are sold in the U.S. are made in China. Here in the U.S. the FDA inspects pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities every two years, but the FDA admits that it only inspects about 7% of the overseas plants each year. The agency estimates it would cost $15 million dollars to inspect the drug plants in China, but the FDA's budget in 2008 for inspections of foreign drug plants, worldwide, is only $11 million. The lack of inspections of Chinese plants raises concerns about the safety of Chinese drugs. However, Dr. Kenneth W. Schafermeyer and Dr. Terry Seaton, with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy point out that the pharmaceutical industry is as safe as it's every been in its history. And explained that the pharmaceutical industry does a good job of keeping medicines safe by regulating itself. There can be serious economic consequences on Wall Street and in the marketplace if a company's product is found to be unsafe.

Companies can save money by making drugs overseas and that's why much of the manufacture of medicines is moving to China, just as it is with many other products. China makes a major share of the world's vitamins, antibiotics, painkillers and enzymes. Many generic medicines are made overseas and China has a large share of that market as well. The FDA can't tell you what medicines are made in China, but after some research we found a list of over 100 medicines that are made in China. If you find a medication that you're taking that's on the list and are uncomfortable about taking a medicine made in China, pharmacists recommend that you talk to your doctor to find out if an equivalent name brand is available. Name brand drugs are usually made in the U.S. or Europe, while generics are usually made in China or another foreign country.

Here's a list of medicines made in China.
The brand name equivalent or brand name that the drugs is sold as, is in parentheses.

Aciclovir - (Zovirax) - antiviral drug
Advair - asthma medicine
Adrenaline Hcl - treatment for cardiac arrest
Albendazole - treatment for worms
Alfuzosin - (Uroxatral) treatment for enlarged prostate
Allopurinol - gout treatment
Alprazolam - (Xanax) - treatment for anxiety disorders
Amikacin sulfate - treatment for bacterial infections
Aminophyline -treatment for cerebral ischemia
Amiodarone Hydrochloride -treatment for irregular heartbeat
Amlodipine - treats high blood pressure & angina
Ampicillin - antibiotic
Amodiaquine - treatment of malaria
Amoxicillin - antibiotic
Aniracetam - (Draganon, Sarpul, Ampamet) a congnition enhancer
Artemether - treats drug resistant malaria
Artesunate - malaria treatment
Aspirin - anti-inflammatory painkiller
Artemether - treats malaria
Atenolol - high blood pressure medicine
Atropine - antidote against nerve agents
Avandia - (Avandia) treatment of diabetes
Budesonide - (Entocort) treatment of allergy & asthma
Bupropion (Wellbutrin) antidepressant
Calcifediol - treats vitamin D deficiency
Candesartan - (Blopress, Atacand, Amias, Ratacand) treats hypertension
Captopril - (Capoten, Inhibace) treatment for hypertension & congestive heart failure
Carbamazepine - treatment of epilepsy, ADD & ADHD
Carnosine - treatment for autism
Cefixime - antibiotic
Cefotaxime - (Claforan) antibiotic
Cefsulodin - also, cephalosporin - antibiotic
Cephealexin - (Keflex, Keftab) - antibiotic
Chloramphenicol - antibiotic
Chlorpheniramine Maleate - (Chlor-Trimeton, Piriton) Antihistamine
Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride
Chloroquine Phosphate - treatment of malaria
Cilexetil - (Atacand) treats high blood pressure
Cilostazole - (Pletal) treats peripheral vascular disease
Cimetidine - (Tagamet) - heartburn treatment
Ciprofloxacine - (Cipro) - antibiotic & one of two effective treatments for anthrax exposure
Clomiphene Citrate - (Clomid, Serophene, Milophene) infertility treatment
Clopidogrel Bisulfate - (Plavix) treats coronary artery disease
Co-trimoxazole - (Septrin, Bactrim) antibiotic
Cloxacillin - antibiotic
Coreg - (Coreg) beta blocker that treats congestive heart failure
Cromoglicate - treats allergies and asthma
Cyclosporine - immunosuppressive drug
Cytisine - (Tabex) smoking cessation drug
Dexamethasone Acetate - anti-inflammatory steroid
Diclofenac Sodium - (Flector patch/Voltaren) - anti-imflammatory painkiller used to treat arthritis, acute injury and menstrual pain
Diosmin - hemorrhoid treatment
Diphenhydramine hydrochloride - (Benadryl) antihistimine
Doxycycline Hcl - (Vibramycin) - antibiotic
Enalapril - (Renitec, Vasotec) treatment of hypertension, chronic heart failure
Enoxacin - (Enroxil, Penetrex) antibiotic
Erythromycin - antibiotic
Famotidine - (Pepcid) antacid
Ferrous Sulfate - treatment for iron-deficiency anemia
Flucloxacillin - (Flopen, Floxapen) antibiotic
Fluconazole - (Diflucan, Trican) antifungal drug
Furosemide - (Lasix) diuretic for treating congestive heart failure
Frusemide - diuretic used to treat heart failure & edema
Flucloxacillin sodium - antibiotic
Gentamycin - antibiotic
Glibenclamide (Diabeta, Flynase, Micronase) anti-diabetic drug
Gliclazide - diabetes treatment
Griseofulvin - antifungal drug
Glyceryl Trinitrate - treatment of angina & heart disease
Hydrochlorothiazide - (Aquazide H, Dichlotride, Microzide, Oretic) diuretic
Human growth hormone - treatment of growth failure in children
Ibuprofen - anti-inflammatory painkiller
Imitrex - (Imatrex) migraine medicine
Indomethazine - anti-inflammatory painkiller
Ketoconazole - (Nizoral) antifungal drug
Lincomycine - antibiotic
Lamictal - treatment for epilepsy & bipolar disorder
Letrozole - treatment of breast cancerLipitor - (Lipitor) lowers cholesteral
Loratadine (Claritin, Lomilan, Clarinase, Alavert, AllergyX) antihistamine
Lovastatin- lowers cholesteral
Lumefantrine - treatment of malaria
Mebendazole - (Ovex, Vermox, Antiox, Pripsen) treatment for worms
Mefenamic Acid - (Ponstel, Ponstan) non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory painkiller
Meloxicam - (Mobic) non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory painkiller
Metamizole sodium (Analgin, Dipyrone, Novalgin) painkiller, fever-reducer
Methyldopa - (Aldomet, Dopamet, Novomedopa) antihypertension drug
Metoclopramide - (Maxolon, Reglan, Degan, Maxeran, Primeran) anti-nausea drug
Metronidazole - treats infections
Moexipril - (Univasc) treatment of high blood pressure
Mycophenolate Mofetil - Immunosuppressive drug
Niclosamide - treats tapeworms
Nifedipine (Adalat, Nifedical, Procardia) treats hypertension, premature labor
Nitroglycerin - (Nitrospan, Nitrostat, Tridil) heart medication
Norfloxacin - antibiotic
Ofloxacin - (Floxin) antibiotic
Ondansetron - (Zofran) - nausea prevention for chemo patients
Orlistat - (Xenical) - obesity treatment
Oxandrolone - Synthetic anabolic steroid
Oxybutinin - treatment for incontinence
Oxymetholone - Synthetic anabolic steroid
Oxytetracycline - antibiotic
Paclitaxel - also taxol - cancer treatment
Paracetamol - also, acetaminophen - painkiller
Penicillin - antibiotic
Phenacetin - painkiller
Phenformin Hydrochloride - diabetes treatment
Prednisone - steroid
Promethazine Hydrochloride - (Phenergan, Romergan, Fargan, Avomine) antihistamine
Propranolol - (Inderal, Avlocardyl, Dociton, Inderalici, InnoPran XL) hypertension treatment
Pyrimethamine - (Daraprim) antimalarial drug
Propecia - (Propecia) for prostate enlargement and hair loss
Quinine - malaria treatment
Ramipril - used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure
Ranitidine Hydrochloride - (Zantac) antacid
Ribavirin - (Copegus, Rebetol, Ribashere, Vilona, Virazole) anti-viral drug
Rifampicin+Isoniazid - malaria treatment
Ribavirin - (Copegus, Rebetol, Ribashere) antivirual drug
Rifampicin - antibiotic
Salbutamol - asthma, copd
Sibutramine - (Meridia) obesity treatment
Spironolactone - (Aldactone, Novo-Spiroton, Verospiron, Berlactone) diuretic
Streptomycin - antibiotic
Sucralfate - (Carafate) - treats ulcers & acid reflux disease
Sulfadiazine - antibiotic
Sulfamethoxazole - antibiotic
Sulfadoxine&Pyrimethamine - treatment for malaria
Sulpiride - (Meresa, Sulpirid Ratiopharm) treatment of schizophrenia
Tamoxifen - breast cancer treatment
Tinidazole - (Tindamax, Fasigyn) anti-parasitic drug
Trandolapril - treatment of high blood pressure
Trimethoprim - antibiotic
Valaciclovir - (Valtrex) antiviral drug

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