Online Medicines Database -

In India, doctors usually prescribe the medicines by brand name and not by the generics (ingredients). Hence we often end up paying more money for the same medicine.

VINOD KUMAR MEMORIAL CHARITABLE TRUST was established in the memory of Late Shri Vinod Kumar Mittal. Management of the trust decided to launch one stop portal aiming to create an educated consumer in the “market” of medical services.

In 2007, “” was launched, which provides following information to all it’s consumers free of any charge: About the drugs, their composition and comparative prices of various brands of the same composition, manufactured or marketed in India by various pharmaceutical companies.

Follow these few steps to know more and start saving on your medical bills.

1. Log on to

2. Click on 'Drugs'

3. Click on 'Brand'

4. Type the brand name which you are using e. g., Metocard XL (50 mg). The site will also help you with drop down menu. Click on 'Search'

5. Click on 'Generics'. It will display the ingredients of the tablet.

6. Click on 'matched brands'

7. You will be surprised to see that same drug is available at very low cost also. And that too by other reputed manufacturer. e. g., Metocard XL 50 is for Rs. 62 (for 10 tablets, by Torrent) and the same drug by Cipla (Mepol) is available @ Rs. 7 only (yes, Rs. 7 for 10 tablets) !!!

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