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According to studies, the prophylactic use of paracetmol can allay concerns of high fever and other febrile reactions.
The government on 3 March had put export restrictions on 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines, including paracetamol.
Antibiotics azithromycin and ornidazole, anti-inflammatory drug nimesulide and antipyretic drug paracetamol have seen prices surge between 60 and 190%.
The shipment will coincide with a series of charter flights arranged by the UK government to fly out British residents stranded in India's Covid-19 lockdown.
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India produces 5,600 metric tons of paracetamol every month while the domestic requirement is only around 200 metric tons.
On 3 March, DGFT imposed export restrictions on 26 APIs and formulations, under which exporters had to obtain a licence or permission from it.
Paracetamol is being widely used in the treatment of coronavirus symptoms, along with antivirals and antiretrovirals.
Paracetamol could be added to the government’s list of 12 APIs, including antibiotics, vitamins and hormone pills, for export restrictions.
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