List of drugs for patent medicine store in Nigeria.
What is the difference between a pharmacy and a patent medicine store?
In a patent medicine store, you can only get over-the-counter medications like aspirin, paracetamol, etc but at the pharmacy, you can not only get the OTC but also some restricted medications on prescription.
Secondly, pharmacist is available at the pharmacy for counselling , and advice one on how to take medications and when to take it.
Many persons especially those interested in setting up a chemist always write me to ask the drugs permitted by law in patent medicine stores. Patent medicine dealers are a key part of the health care system and their importance can’t be ignored. Even though they most times go beyond their boundaries, they are the ones set up chemist shops in most rural communities where community pharmacies have not been able to penetrate. They are very close to the local populace.
To set up a patent medicine store in Nigeria, you need to pay a certain amount day #200,000 and register with the Patent Medicine Dealers of Nigeria for a licence.
Patent medicine store is the same thing as a chemist shop.
Pharmacy has a licence for supplying and selling of control drugs while patient store are restricted to a limited drugs.
You want to open a patent medicine store in Nigeria? Check the list of drugs you are permitted by law to stock in your patent drug store or chemist shop.
List of drugs for patent medicine store in Nigeria
Analgesics and antipyretics
Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin)- capsules/tablet 300mg
Paracetamol – capsules/tablet- 125mg (Paediatric) 500mg adults
syrups/suspension- 125mg/5ml (60ml/100ml)
Ibuprofen capsules/tablets- 200mg, 400mg
Magnesium trisilicate mixture – 100ml-200ml
Magnesium trisilicate compound tablets
Aluminum hydroxide, mixture/tablets
Low osmolarity oral rehydration salts
Zinc (sulphate)+ Low osmolarity oral rehydration salts
Levamisole tablets/syrup- Tablets 40mg, Syrup 40mg/5ml
Pyrantel – Tablets/syrup
Capsules/tablets 50mg base (Pediatric) 150m (adult)
Pyrimethamine 25mg plus Sulphadoxine (fansidar) 500mg tablets/ syrup (per 5ml)
Pyrimethamine Tablets 12.5mg, 25mg
Artemisinin- combination therapy (ACT)
Antiseptic and disinfectant solutions
Benzoin compound tincture
Chloroxylenol 5% solution (for dilution)
Dichloroxylenol plus chlorophenol soap solution
Iodine solution 30ml, 60ml
Methylated spirit 50m, 100ml
Sodium hypochlorite (1-10%) , 250ml, 500ml
Anti-anemia drugs – hematinics
Ferrous salts- capsules/tablets – as fumarate, gluconate, sulphate, succinate, fesolate
Ferric ammonium citrate mixture 400mg/5ml
Folic acid tablets 5mg
Antipruritic and astringent drugs
Calamine plus zinc oxide lotion/plaster
Cold relief preparations
Chlorpheniramine maleate tablets 4mg/10s
Syrup – 2mg/ 5ml
Forming tablets -spermicides
Emergency contraceptive pills like postpill, postinor, plan b
Dermatological (anti-infective) drugs
Gentian violet tincture 1%
Silver sulphadiazine cream 1%
Antiseptic and disinfectant solutions
Wound Dressing materials
Cotton /crepe bandages
Elastic plaster dressings
Zinc, starch and talc dusting powder with or without menthol
Benzoic acid (6%) plus salicylic acid ( 3% ) ratio 2: 1 cream ,
Clotrimazole cream, ointment 1%; aerosol spray 1%; dusting powder 1%
Funbact A, baby Tribotan, dermazin , skineal, etc
keratolytic and keratoplastic drugs
coal tar solutions/ ointment
coal tar ointments USP
salicylic acid, ointment /solution
ointment 2.5% solutions , 12% in flexible collodion
Hexetidine solution 0.1%
Non-specific (general) antidotes
Powder /granules /tablets
Powder /granules 5mg/sachet
Nutritional drugs see vitamins, minerals, and nutritional drugs
Magnesium hydroxide mixture- hydrated magnesium oxide, 550mg/10ml
Granules/sachet 5g. mixture 4g/10ml
Senna Granules/ tablets
rubefacients and inhalers
Methyl salicylate compound preparations
Balms, creams, embrocation’s
Liniments, rubs, ointments, Oils and inhalers
Scabicides and pediculicides
Benzyl benzoate emulsion 25%
Monosulfiram solution/soap 25%
Throat antiseptic preparation
Dequalinium hydrochloride- 250mg lozenges
Domiphen bromide (0.5mg)
Hexetidine mouthwash/gargle 0.1%
Menthol plus eucalyptus oil plus camphor plus thymol (0.207%plus 0.069% plus 0.0007% respectively
Menthol plus ascorbic acid plus anhydrous citric acid (0.09% plus 2.9412% plus 0.8332 respectively ) lozenges
Vitamins, minreals, and nutritional drugs
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C ) – tablets
Tablets, 100mg, Syrup 100mg per 5ml
B complex vitamins
Cod liver oil – capsules, syrup
Multivitamins- capsules/ tablets/ syrup/ drops
Calcium gluconate tablets, 500mg
Calcium lactate – tablets , 300mg
Folic acid- tablet 5mg
Glucose powder for oral use.
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Thank you for your nice blog. Kindly share your source/reference of information? Also, where can a potential chemist chop owner go to get credible guidance and license?
List of anti-biotic is not there, WHY?