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WHAT IS RX, NRX, XRX & WHY RED LINE IS G IVEN ON

SOME MEDICINE PACKS

Health related problems are solved with the help of medicine. If there are minor diseases such
as headache, body pain etc., then we take antibiotics. But have you ever noticed while buying
such medicines, why there is red stripe on these leaves. Why are Rx, NRx and XRx written on
them. We will try to know this through this article.

We all know that medicine or medicine is a healing science, a type of treatment that solves
problems related to health. Nobody likes to be sick. When we have to face diseases like sore
throat, headache or body ache in our normal life, then we bring medicines to the doctor or
from our nearest medical store so that we can get relief soon. If we say in other words, we go
to take antibiotics. The use of which brings quick relief but it also gives harm.

These medicines are made to fight bacterial infections and with its help, many diseases are also
treated. Antibiotics have saved the lives of millions. But now its use is becoming more and as a
result of which many antibiotics have not been effective against bacteria. Have you ever
noticed while buying medicines that there is a red stripe on the leaves of these medicines. After
all, what does this stripe mean? Why are Rx, NRx and XRx written on them. Let us try to know
this through this article.

Why there is a reddish stripe


on the leaves of medicines
Red stripe on the strip of medicine
means that this drug can neither be
sold nor used without a prescription.

To check the misuse of antibiotics, 'red


stripe' is given in the pack of medicines
which differentiates it from other
medicines. The purpose of the red stripe on the strip is to prevent the purchase and sale of
antibiotics for many serious diseases including TB, malaria, urinary infections and even HIV
without medical consultation or directly from the drugstore.

Why Rx, NRx and XRx are written on a strip of antibiotics medicine
Rx means that it is a medicine given by a doctor and can only be given to a patient who has
been prescribed by the doctor on his prescription.

NRx means that it is a drug that you can sell only if it is written on a prescription by a doctor
who has a drug-related license such as a psychiatrist, anesthesiologist, etc.

XRx means that it is a drug that you can sell to a doctor who has a license such as an
anesthesiologist and the doctor can give it directly to the patient. The patient cannot buy it
from any medical store even if he has a prescription written by the doctor.

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