Generics List in Bangladesh

Generic Name Uses for
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU)

5-Fluorouracil is used alone or in combination for carcinoma of the colon or rectum, carcinoma of the stomach and exocrine pancreas, carcinoma of the liver, carcinoma of the breast (an especially aggressive form of breast cancer), carcinoma of the bladder, carcinoma of the lung, epithelial ovarian carcinoma andcervical carcinoma.

5% Dextrose & Hartmann's Solution

This solution is used for a source of water, electrolytes and calories or as an alkalinizing agent.

Abacavir + Lamivudine + Zidovudine

This is used alone or in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection.

Abiraterone Acetate

Abiraterone is a CYP17 inhibitor used for combination with prednisone for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.


Acarbose is used for an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.


Aceclofenac is used for the relief of pain and inflammation in both acute and chronic pain like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, dental pain, post-traumatic pain, low back pain, gynaecological pain etc.


Acemetacin is used for pain & inflammation associated with musculoskeletal & joint disorders. For example: Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Low back pain. Also used for the pain after an operation.

Acetate formulation (solution-AC) of acetate hemodialysis solution

This solution is used for haemodialysis.


Open angle glaucoma, secondary glaucoma and as an adjuvant in the treatment of edema and epilepsy.


Acetylcysteine is used for an adjunctive treatment for patients with abnormal, viscid or inspissated mucus secretions associated with conditions such as-

Acute and chronic bronchopulmonary disorders (e.g. pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, tracheobronchitis, chronic asthmatic bronchitis, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, primary amyloidosis of the lung) Atelectasis caused by mucus obstruction  Pulmonary complications of cystic fibrosis Pulmonary complications of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery  Post-traumatic chest conditions.

It is effective in all respiratory airways disease causing formation of a dense secretion that cannot be or can only partially be expectorated such as acute and chronic bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, tracheitis, infuenza & bronchial asthma. Acetylcysteine is also used for the treatment of Paracetamol overdose. Treatment option is optimal if given within 8 hours of Paracetamol ingestion.

Acidic component (HCO3 Hemodialysis Solution)

This solution is used in Haemodialysis.


Acitretin is used for the treatment of severe psoriasis in adults. Because of significant adverse effects associated with its use, this should be prescribed only by those knowledgeable in the systemic use of retinoids. In females of reproductive potential, this should be reserved for non-pregnant patients who are unresponsive to other therapies or whose clinical condition contraindicates the use of other treatments.

Most patients experience relapse of psoriasis after discontinuing therapy. Subsequent courses, when clinically used, have produced efficacy results similar to the initial course of therapy.

Activated Charcoal

Diarrhoea & poisoning due to foods, heavy meals & drugs. Flatulence due to diet & other factors.

Acyclovir (Injection)

Acyclovir IV for Infusion is used for the treatment of-

• Herpes Zoster

• Genital Herpes

• Chickenpox

• Herpes Simplex Infections

• Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

Acyclovir (Ophthalmic)

Acyclovir eye ointment is used for treatment of Herpes Simplex Keratitis.