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sanofi-aventis Pakistan limited

Registered Office

Plot 23, Sector 22
Korangi Industrial Area
Karachi-74900

Postal Address

P.O. Box 4962
Karachi-74000

Tel: +92-21-35060221-35

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Our Products in Pakistan

Sanofi has a wide range of prevention and treatment solutions to fit the individual needs of patients. Our decisions and actions are shaped by listening to our patients: we understand patient needs and then define what we can bring to them. Not only do we search for more effective and safer solutions to improve human health, but also for more affordable and cost- effective therapies to which a greater number of patients will have access.

 
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Diabetes (Oral Anti-Diabetics)


amaryl Amaryl msr

Amaryl® (glimepiride) and Amaryl M® (glimepiride + metformin) are oral blood glucose-lowering drugs of the sulfonylurea class, administered once a day to treat type 2 diabetes in combination with diet and exercise measures.


DAonil, Daonil M

Daonil® (gilbenclamide) and Daonil M® (glibenclamide + metformin) are oral hypoglycemic agents belonging to the sulfonylurea class. Daonil® is used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and is used in conjunction with proper diet and exercise to decrease blood sugar levels.


Neodipar

Neodipar® (metformin) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. It is used for the management of type 2 diabetes. At times this is used in combination with insulin or other medications for more efficient blood glucose control.


Diabetes (Insulins)


Lantus Lantus Solostar

Lantus® (insulin glargine) works by lowering levels of glucose (blood sugar) in the blood. Insulin glargine is a long-acting form of insulin that is slightly different from other forms of insulin that are not man-made.

SoloSTAR® is an insulin delivery device / disposable pen that is pre-filled with Lantus® (insulin glargine) and it enables patients to inject up to 80 IUs of insulin, in one shot- if advised by the physician. It is designed to meet the everyday needs of people with diabetes, making insulin injection almost painless as slight pressure suffices to inject the right dose (30% less force than similar devices).



Apidra Paidra Solostar

Apidra® is a rapid-acting insulin analog indicated to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes or adults and children with type 1 diabetes.

The primary activity of insulin glulisine, is regulation of glucose metabolism. Apidra is available in a pre-filled SoloStar pen. Each pen contains 3 ml solution, equivalent to 300 Units.

Cancer


Jevtana

Jevtana® (cabazitaxel) is a prescription anti-cancer medicine used with the steroid medicine prednisone. Jevtana® is used to treat people with prostate cancer that has worsened even after treatment with other anti-cancer medicines, including docetexal (Taxotere®).


Taxotere

Taxotere® (docetaxel) is a drug in the taxoid class, which inhibits cancer cell division by essentially “freezing” the cell’s internal skeleton, comprised of microtubules which assemble and disassemble during a cell cycle. Taxotere® promotes assembly and blocks disassembly, thereby preventing cancer cells from dividing and resulting in their death.


Eloxatin

Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin) is a platinum salt that has brought major progress in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer by making surgery possible for a significant proportion of patients with isolated hepatic metastases by rapidly and significantly reducing metastasis size. Eloxatin® holds out the hope of an extended lifespan and possible recovery for these patients.


Fludaral

Fludara® (fludarabine) is a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of hematological malignancies (cancers of blood cells such as leukemias and lymphomas). It causes the death of cancer cells by interfering with their growth and reproduction. Fludara® is used to treat a type of cancer known as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in people for whom other treatments have not worked. The injectable form of this medication may also be used to treat low-grade non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Lg-NHL) in people for whom other treatments have not worked.

Urology


Thymoglobuline

When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body's white blood cells may react to try to reject the transplanted organ. Thymoglobulin® (anti-thymocyte globulin) is an immunosuppressant that acts to reduce the body's natural immunity in patients who receive kidney transplants, thereby reducing the risk of rejection.


Xatral LP

Xatral® (alfuzosin) is used for symptomatic treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia which is a condition where the prostate gland enlarges but is not cancerous (i.e. it is benign). Enlarged prostate occurs primarily in older men and can cause problems in passing urine.

Pain Management


NO-SPA

This is used as an antispasmodic in the management of biliary-tract, urinary-tract, and gastrointestinal spasm. No-Spa® (drotaverine HCI) is indicated in the management of irritable bowel syndrome, renal colic, biliary colic, and the management of severe pain during menstruation.


Gardan

Gardan® (mefanamic acid) is used to relieve mild to moderate pain including soft tissue injuries, other painful musculoskeletal conditions, headache, dental pain, post-operative pain & dysmenorrhea.


Muscoril

Muscoril® (thiochochicoside) is a muscle relaxant drug with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is used for treating muscular spasms, and rheumatologic, orthopedic, and traumatologic disorders.

Important Information on Muscoril®


Profenid

An anti-inflammatory analgesic and antipyretic, Profenid ® (ketoprofen) is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and to alleviate moderate pain.


Stemetil

Stemetil® (prochlorperazine maleate) is used to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness due to various causes, including migraine (severe headache).

Allergy Management


Telfast, Telfast D

Telfast®(fexofenadine) is an effective and potent antihistaminic agent, devoid of sedative effects and with a prolonged duration of action allowing administration once every 12 or 24 hours. It is indicated for the treatment of hay fever and chronic idiopathic urticaria. The Telfast-D® formulation combines this antihistaminic with a prolonged-release decongestion agent.


Avil

One of the oldest and most trusted antihistamines, Avil® (pheniramine maleate) is used to treat allergic conditions such as hay fever or urticaria.


Nasacort AQ

Nasacort® (triamcinolone acetonide) allergy nasal spray is a once-a-day treatment for hay fever. Nasacort® prevents the body from releasing the chemicals that cause the symptoms of hay fever (sneezing, itching and a runny or blocked nose) and controls symptoms.


Phenergan

Phenergan® (promethazine) is one of the most established antihistamines in the local market. It is useful in perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, urticaria and pruritis. Phenergan® also prevents motion sickness, and treats nausea and vomiting after surgery and is effective in the relief of apprehension and inducing light sleep from which a patient can easily be aroused.


Avomine

Avomine® (promethazine theoclate) is an antihistamine. It works by preventing the action of histamine. Avomine® is an active, anti-emetic for the use in the prevention and treatment of nausea and motion sickness.

Cough & Cold


Rhinathiol

Rhinathiol® (carbocisteine) is a mucolytic agent for the adjunctive therapy of respiratory tract disorders characterized by excessive, viscous mucus, including otitis media with effusion (glue ear) and chronic obstructive airway disease.


Tixylix

Tixylix® is a cough syrup for children containing promethazine hydrochloride and pholcodine in a pleasant blackcurrant flavor. Tixylix® is indicated for the symptomatic relief of dry cough and as an adjuvant in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections in children. It is also useful for the relief of irritating night cough and spasm of whooping cough in children.

Sleep Disorders


Stilnox

Stilnox® (zolpidem) is a hypnotic which is indicated in the short-term treatment of insomnia. It rapidly induces sleep that is qualitatively close to natural sleep and devoid of certain side effects that are characteristic of the benzodiazepine class as a whole. Its action lasts for a minimum of six hours, and it is generally well tolerated, allowing the patient to awake with a reduced risk of impaired attention, decreased alertness or memory lapses throughout the day.

Emergency Care


Haemaccel

Haemaccel® (polygeline) is an emergency care / life-saving product. It is a plasma substitute for volume replacement used to correct or avert circulatory insufficiency due to plasma / blood volume deficiency, resulting from bleeding or from a shift in plasma volume between the circulatory compartments. It is a ready-for-use solution for intravenous infusion and can also be used as a carrier solution for various medicines. Haemaccel® is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) on its list of ‘Essential Medicines’.

Cardiology


Plavix

Plavix® (clopidogrel) is used to prevent blood clots after a recent heart attack or stroke, and in people with certain disorders of the heart or blood vessels. It prevents blood clots (thrombi) forming in hardened blood vessels (arteries), a process known as atherothrombosis, which can lead to atherothrombotic events (such as stroke, heart attack, or death).


CoPlavix

CoPlavix® (clopidogrel acetylsalicylic acid) is a fixed-dose combination of clopidogrel and acetylsalicylic acid. CoPlavix® is used to prevent blood clots forming in hardened blood vessels (a process known as atherothrombosis) which can lead to events such as stroke, heart attack or death. CoPlavix® was introduced to the Pakistan market in 2014.


Aprovel

Aprovel® (irbesartan) is indicated for the treatment of hypertension and diabetic nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes. It acts by blocking the effect of angiotensin, the hormone responsible for the contraction of blood vessels, thereby permitting the normalization of arterial blood pressure.


Co Aprovel

CoAprovel® (irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide) is indicated for treatment of hypertension (essential hypertension). It may be used either alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents. CoAprovel® may also be used as initial therapy in patients who are likely to need multiple drugs to achieve their blood pressure goals.


Cordarone

Cordarone® (amiodarone hydrochloride) is an antiarrhythmic. It is used to treat certain types of life-threatening recurrent irregular heartbeat in patients who cannot tolerate or do not respond well to other medicines. Cordarone® works by helping the heart to regain a normal rhythm.


Clexane

Clexane® (enoxaparin sodium) is the most widely studied and used low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) in the world & is approved for more clinical indications than any other LMWH. Clexane® is an anti-coagulant used to inhibit the formation of clots in veins and arteries, thereby preventing possible acute or chronic complications associated with deep vein or arterial thrombosis.


Tritace

Tritace® contains the active ingredient ramipril, which is an ACE inhibitor. It is used to lower blood pressure and control hypertension (high blood pressure). It may also be used as treatment following a heart attack (myocardial infarction) complicated with heart failure or to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.


Co-Tritace

CoTritace® is a combination product with two active ingredients: ramipril and hydrochlorothiazide. Ramipril relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to the class of medications known as diuretics and helps control blood pressure by eliminating excess salt and water from the body.


Winstor

Winstor® (atorvastatin) is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes plaque and prevents strokes through anti-inflammatory and other mechanisms. This drug is indicated to prevent heart attacks, strokes, to lower cholesterol and other harmful types of cholesterol in the body and to slow the progress of heart disease.


Lasix Lasoride

Lasix® / Lasoride® (furosemide) is a diuretic that prevents the body from absorbing too much salt and allows the salt to be passed out in the urine. It is used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or certain kidney disorders.

Antibiotics


Tarivid

Tarivid® (ofloxacin) is a fluroquinolone antibiotic with a broad anti-bacterial spectrum. Tarivid® is prescribed for acute, chronic or recurrent lower respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, bone and joint infections, urinary tract infections and infections of the genital organs.


Claforan

Claforan® (cefotaxime) is a third-generation cephalosporin injectable antibiotic for the treatment of a wide range of infections including those of the respiratory tract, skin and soft tissues, urinary tract, and meningitis due to susceptible pathogens in both adults and children. It is also indicated for surgical prophylaxis (i.e. prevention of surgical infections).


Aventriax

Aventriax® (ceftriaxone) is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Like other third-generation cephalosporins, it has broad spectrum activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. This drug is indicated for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections, acute bacterial otitis media, skin infections, bone and joint infections, intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), uncomplicated gonorrhea, bacterial septicemia, and meningitis. Ceftriaxone injection is also given before certain types of surgery to prevent infections that may develop after the operation.


Rulid

This antibiotic targets a wide range of bacterial infections and is commonly used to treat respiratory tract conditions such as acute bronchitis, tonsillitis and pneumonia. Rulid® (roxithromycin) also combats bacterial infections in the body’s genitals, gastrointestinal tract and soft tissues.


Orelox

The active ingredient of Orelox® is cefpodoxime, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills a wide variety of bacteria that cause commonly-occurring infections of the upper and lower airways, skin and soft tissue. It may also be used to treat urinary tract infections.


Tavanic

Tavanic® (levofloxacin) is used to treat bacterial infections. Levofloxacin works by killing the bacteria that are causing an infection. As levofloxacin is effective against a large number of bacteria, it is used to treat a range of infections, including infections of the chest, urinary tract and skin.


Targocid

Targocid® (teicoplanin) injection is an antibiotic. It is used to kill bacteria responsible for infections which can occur in your blood (sepsis), bones or joints. This antibiotic is generally used when the bacteria causing the infection are not satisfactorily eliminated by other antibiotics or when patients may be allergic to other antibiotics.

Diarrhea


Flagyl

Introduced in 1979 and today a household name, Flagyl® (metronidazole) is effective for the treatment of parasitic infections caused by trichomonas vaginalis or entamoeba histolytica known to cause diarrheal disease.


Flagyl plus

Flagyl Plus® combines metronidazole (Flagyl®) and diloxanide furoate. This combination provides broad spectrum amoebicidal activity through the coverage of both tropozoites & cysts forms, providing not only cure in symptomatic Amoebiasis but also actively preventing the spread of the disease.


Secnidal

Secnidazole is a synthetic derivative of the group of nitroimidazoles. It is indicated in Intestinal amoebiasis, hepatic amoebiasis, Giardiasis ,urethritis and vaginitis due to Trichomonas vaginalis.


Enterogermina

Enterogermina® (bacillus clausii) is an oral suspension probiotic offered in single doses. It restores the intestinal bacteria balance in case of an intestinal disorder. Enterogermina® can be used for prevention and management of diarrhea.

Gastric Disease


Xerosec

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) block the production of acid by the stomach. Xerosec® (omeprazole) is used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, all caused by stomach acid. Omeprazole blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid.


Meldere

Meldere® (esomeprazole) also belongs to the PPI class and is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus. It belongs to a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors and works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach.

It may also be used to decrease the chance of development of ulcers in patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is also used with other medications to treat and prevent the return of stomach ulcers caused by a certain type of bacteria (H. pylori).

Anti-malaria


Nivaquine

Nivaquine® (chloroquine phosphate) is an antimalarial medicine. It works by attacking the parasites once they have entered the red blood cells, killing the parasites and preventing further multiplication.

Epilepsy


Epilim

Epilim® (sodium valproate) belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants and is used for the treatment of epilepsy in children and adults.

Important Information on Epilim®


Frisium

Frisium® (clobazam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines and is effective against all seizure types. It is used mainly as an add-on (adjunctive) medication for primary generalized and partial seizure disorders but it also can be effective when used alone.

Consumer Healthcare


Selsun Blue

Selsun Blue® contains selenium sulfide and is used to treat dandruff and a certain scalp infection (seborrheic dermatitis). It reduces itching, flaking, irritation, and redness of the scalp. Selsun Blue® shampoo targets the source to control dandruff, and leaves hair clean and healthy looking.


Seacod

Seacod® is a health supplement. Packed with essential Omega- 3 fatty acids, Seacod® is a natural source of Vitamin A and Vitamin D, which builds immunity and offers protection from diseases. Seacod® helps build immunity, prevent cough and cold, and maintains all-round health naturally.


Seacod active

Seacod Active® tablets contain 190mg of Omega-3 fatty acids. The power of Omega-3 helps keep the heart healthy and active. It reduces malfunctioning of the heart while also reducing body stiffness and ensuring wellness of the heart. Presence of Plus DHA in Seacod Active® helps maintain healthy brain function.


Collaflex

CollaFlex® improves joint flexibility, and helps keep joints healthy.


E-cod Plus

E-Cod Plus® comes with the added advantage of T3 (tocotrienol), which keeps the heart healthy by maintaining good cholesterol levels. It also contains Vitamin E which helps prevent leg cramps. The additional benefits of Cod liver oil in E-Cod Plus keeps muscles healthy.

Do not take any medication without consulting a doctor.

Should you experience any side effect(s) after taking any Sanofi product(s), consult your doctor immediately and contact Sanofi at +9221 35060221 - 35 or Pakistan.Pharmacovigilance@sanofi.com

Updated October 20, 2016

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