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Cipla today stands as one of the most trusted names in the pharmaceutical industry in India. Serving the nation for over 70 years with an unprecedented record of quality Cipla has managed to win the hearts of millions of Indians with its wide range of personal care and pharmaceutical products.

Cipla was founded by Khwaja Abdul Hamied in 1935. It was earlier known as The Chemical, Industrial and Pharmaceutical Laboratories, though it is better known by the acronym Cipla today. Cipla was registered in August, 1935 as a public limited enterprise and it began with an authorized capital of 6 lakh. Today, the company is one of the leading Indian pharmaceutical companies.

Though set up in 1935, it was only in 1937 that Cipla began manufacturing and marketing its pharmaceutical products. Today, the company has its facilities spread across several locations in India such as Mumbai, Goa, Patalganga, Kurkumbh, Bangalore, and Vikhroli. Cipla commands an important position in the Indian pharmaceutical industry by dint of its pioneering efforts in manufacturing cost-effective drugs for patients infected with HIV-AIDS.

In terms of retail sales Cipla is the second largest profit making pharmaceutical company in India. The company manufactures a diversified range of pharmaceutical and personal care products. Cipla is not only restricted to India but has managed to spread its tentacles across 170 countries in the world.

Cipla's product portfolio includes Products for Animal Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, OTC, Flavors & Fragrances, Bulk Drugs and Agrochemicals.

Prescription Drugs

As a part of prescription drugs, Cipla manufactures scores of products such as anti-viral drugs, appetite stimulants, anti-spasmodics, laxatives, vertigo medicines, sedatives, pregnancy testing kits, hypnotics, respiratory devices, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-allergic drugs, anti-TB drugs, anti-acne drugs, analgesics, anesthetic agents, anti-obesity drugs, diuretics, nasal preparations, skeletal muscle relaxant, immuno-suppressants, gout preparations, topical preparations, iron chelators, multihalers, benign prostatic hyperplasia drugs, hormone replacement therapy drugs, cardiovascular agents and cerebral vasodialators.

Bulk Drugs

Cipla manufactures 2 types of bulk drugs: active pharmaceutical agents and drug intermediates. The various types of active pharmaceutical agents produced by Cipla include arthritic and rheumatic agents, CNS drugs, gastrointestinal drugs, anti-malarial drugs, urology drugs, ophthalmic drugs, cardiovascular drugs, osteoporosis drugs, and anti-histamines. Cipla is renowned for manufacturing hundreds of drug intermediates. Some of the well-known ones are Alprazolam, Anastrazole, Carvedilol, Danazol, Dutasteride, Etoposide, Entacapone, Felodipine, Flutamide, Nevirapine, Omeprazol, Topiramate, Zidovudine, and Zolpidem.

Flavors & Fragrances

Cipla is also into manufacturing a host of different Flavors that lends a unique taste to the many foods and drinks available in the market. The innovative flavors produced by Cipla are not only used for increasing taste in food and beverages but also to make medicinal liquids tasty and easily edible. They are also used in oral hygiene products and baked goods.

The Fragrances produced by Cipla are used across a variety of products like room fresheners, soaps, creams and detergents.

Over-the-counter (OTC) Drugs

Cipla manufactures scores of OTC medicines that cater to categories such as child care, health drinks, eye care, cough and cold, hair care, foot care, oral hygiene, skin care, pain care, indigestion, and lifestyle management. Cipla also manufactures several medicines that are vitamin and mineral supplements.

Cipla finasteride

The Cipla finasteride or Cipla finpecia is one of the most popular bulk drugs Cipla. This drug is meant to increase hair growth for men who suffer from hair loss. This particular finished product manufactured by Cipla is the Indian version of the much acclaimed Merck Propecia.

Cipla tadalafil

Cipla tadalafil is also another product manufactured by Cipla in India.

Product Portfolio of Cipla

Prescription products of Cipla

  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Analgesics/Antipyretics
  • Alzheimer`s Dementia
  • Amoebicides/Antiprotozoals
  • Anthelmintics
  • Anti-Arthritis
  • Antiosteoporotic Agents
  • Anesthetic Agent
  • Antacids/Antiflatulents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Antiobesity Drugs
  • Antiparkinson's
  • Antiallergic Drugs
  • Antibiotics/Antibacterials
  • Anticancer Drugs
  • Anti-TB Drugs
  • Antiacne/Antipsoriatic Drugs
  • Antidiabetic
  • Antidiarrhoeals
  • Anticoagulant and Antithrombotic Agents
  • Antidepressants
  • Antiemetics
  • Antimalarials
  • Antiepileptic
  • Antifungal
  • Antimigraine Drugs
  • Antipsychotic
  • Antiretroviral
  • Antispasmodics
  • Antiulcerants
  • Antivirals
  • Anxiolytics/Sedatives
  • Diuretics
  • Erectile Dysfunction Therapy
  • Nasal Preparation
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Apetite Stimulants
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Drugs
  • Cardiovascular Agents
  • Cerebral Vasodialators
  • Cholestrol Reducers / Hypolipedemic Agents
  • Cough and Cold
  • Haematinic Preparation
  • Haemorrhoelogic Agents
  • Pregnancy Testing Kit
  • Respiratory Devices
  • Topical Preparations
  • Urinary Smooth Muscle Contractor
  • Vertigo Preparation
  • Multihalers
  • Respiratory Drugs
  • Wart Preparations
  • Expectorants/Cold Preparations/Mucolytes
  • Eye and Ear Preparations
  • Haemostatics
  • Hormone - Related Drugs
  • Iron Chelators
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Laxatives
  • Uterine Stimulants
  • Motility Regulators
  • Saliva Supplements
  • Sedative Hypnotics
  • Skeletal Muscle Relaxant
  • Systemic Corticosteroids
  • Topical Anti-Infectives
  • Topical Corticosteroids
  • Urinary Smooth Muscle Relaxants
  • Gout Preparations

Animal Health Care Products of Cipla

  • Disinfectants and Sanitizers
  • Products for Companion Animals
  • Equine Products
  • Surgical and Equipments
  • Pluto's Choice Dog Treats & Chews
  • Aqua Products
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • General Products
  • Poultry Products
  • Feed and Feed Additives
  • Herbal Products
  • Products for Livestock Animals

Over The Counter Drugs of Cipla

  • Child Care
  • Eye Care
  • Food Supplements
  • Nutraceuticals & Tonics
  • Probiotics / Indigestion
  • Skin Care
  • Vitamins And Minerals
  • Hair Care
  • Health Drinks
  • Cough, Cold's & Flu
  • Life Style Products
  • Foot Care
  • Low - Calorie Sweetener
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Others
  • Pain Care
  • Sports Care / Muscle Building

Bulk Drugs of Cipla

  • Anticancer Drugs
  • Arthritic / Rheumatic Agents
  • Antibiotics / Antibacterials
  • Antifungals
  • Antimalarials
  • Antihelmintics
  • Cardiovascular Drugs
  • CNS Drugs
  • Migraine Medications
  • Ophthalmic Drugs
  • Antimalarials
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urology Drugs
  • Gastrointestinal Drugs
  • Hypoglycaemics
  • Anti-emetics
  • Antihistamines
  • Antiparkinson Agents
  • Antivirals
  • Asthma / COPD Drugs
  • Alprazolam
  • Anagrelide HCI H20
  • Adefovir dipivoxyl
  • Aripiprazole
  • Brimonidine Tartarate
  • Citalopram HBr
  • Clopidogrel Bisulphate
  • Donepezil HCL
  • Duloxetine Hydrochloride
  • Estramustine Sodium Phosphate
  • Felodipine
Last Updated on 21/06/2011