Cooper Pharma is a multinational pharmaceutical company with a client base expanding in 30 different countries with many international certifications and accreditations. The company is based in Delhi, India, with manufacturing plants in Dehradun and Noida, India.
The company is driven by the principles of innovation and research and strives to deliver the highest standards of quality, efficacy, and patient-centred treatment.
The product portfolio of the company is diversified into various therapeutic categories such as hypertension drugs, anti-malarial drugs, anti-diabetic drugs, gastrointestinal medicines, antipsychotics, antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, anti-inflammatory drugs and health supplements. The drugs are manufactured in various dosage forms, including tablets, capsules, liquids, ointments, and injectables.
Cooper Pharma was founded in 1959 by a visionary pharmacist, Dr O.S. Bhargava, by starting a small manufacturing unit in Delhi with the vision of providing quality generic medicine at an affordable rate to all. The company started its exports to other countries in 1991.
The company exports branded, generic, and ethical products across India and 30 other countries with the help of 450 distributors and 8,000 retailers. They produce a range of products in various therapeutic areas and dosage forms. They manufacture over 500 healthcare products and many more new formulations.
Additionally, the company also focuses on research to discover new medicines for complex health-associated problems. The company exports its products to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America, with international accreditation from countries like Russia, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Mali, the Philippines, Myanmar, Congo and more.
Although, the company assures the quality of its products with its quality assurance set by the USFDA, UKMHRA, and TGA, all pharmaceutical products must be used under the prescription of a doctor.
What Does Cooper Pharma Sell?
The product portfolio of the company ranges from antibiotics, Anti-diabetics, Anti-malarial, NSAIDs, cardiology, neurology, gastrointestinal, hormones, ointments, Respiratory/ Anti-allergics, Urology/ Infertility, health supplements and more.
Here is a list of a few therapeutic areas in which the company manufactures its products:
Antibiotics, Antifungals & Antivirals
Antibiotics are medicines used for the treatment of bacterial infections. Some of the commonly used antibiotics manufactured by Cooper Pharma are Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Piperacillin/Tazobactam, Azithromycin, Chloramphenicol, Ciprofloxacin, Clindamycin, Clarithromycin, Cefotaxime, Cefepime, Levofloxacin, Ceftriaxone, Moxifloxacin, Linezolid, and more. These antibiotics cover a wide range of bacterial spectrums.
Some of the antifungals produced by Cooper Pharma to control fungal infections are Fluconazole, Itraconazole, and Ketoconazole.
The company also manufactures antivirals such as Acyclovir.
The medicines manufactured by the company are available in different dosage forms, including tablets, syrups, capsules, and injectables.
The company also manufactures medicine for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. These medicines are available in the form of tablets. The anti-diabetic medicines manufactured by Cooper Pharma are Metformin, Glimepiride, Gliclazide, Glibenclamide, PIoglitazone, and Sitagliptin.
Malaria is a disease, transmitted by female anopheles mosquitoes, commonly seen in parts of India and Africa. So, the company manufactures antimalarials for the treatment of malaria, considering it to be a major health issue. Some examples of the antimalarials produced by the company are Artemether, Arteether, Artesunate, Amodiaquine, and their combinations. The combination of medicines is in accordance with the recommendations by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
NSAIDs are commonly used drugs for the treatment of pain, inflammation, and fever. Some examples of the NSAIDS manufactured by Cooper Pharma are Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Meloxicam, Paracetamol, Aceclofenac, Celecoxib, Aspirin, Nimesulide, Ketorolac, and more.
Other painkiller medicines developed by the company besides NSAIDs are Fentanyl, Tramadol, and Drotaverine. Fentanyl and Tramadol are members of the opioid group of medicines, whereas Drotaverine is an anticholinergic, which is particularly useful for the treatment of spasmodic pain.
Medicines Used for Cardiological Conditions
The medicines used in cardiology are anti-hypertensives such as Amlodipine, Ramipril, Hydrochlorthiazide, Losartan, Telmisartan, Enalapril, Valsartan, Atenolol, Metoprolol, and more.
Similarly, they also manufacture medicines for the prevention of angina and heart attacks, such as aspirin and clopidogrel.
Additionally, medicines for heart failure such as spironolactone, furosemide, and atenolol are also manufactured by the company.
Besides drugs for heart conditions, other related medicines like cholesterol-lowering medicines are also manufactured by Cooper Pharma. A few examples of these cholesterol-lowering medicines are Atorvastatin, Ezetimibe, Fenofibrate, Gemfibrozil, Rosuvastatin, Fluvastatin, and more.
Medicines for Neurological and Psychiatric Conditions
The medicines manufactured for neurological and psychiatric conditions are anti-psychotics like Chlorpromazine and Olanzapine, and other medicines like Alprazolam for anxiety or insomnia, Sumatriptans for headaches associated with migraine, Pregabalin for neuropathic pain, and Methylcobalamine for neurological conditions associated with vitamin B12 deficiency like peripheral neuropathy.
Medicines for Gastrointestinal Conditions
The company manufactures various medicines for multiple gastrointestinal conditions. For indigestion and increased gastric acid-related conditions, they manufacture drugs like Lansoprazole, Rabeprazole, Omeprazole, Esomeprazole, Pantoprazole, Sucralfate syrup, and Antacid syrup. For intestinal worms, they manufacture Albendazole and Pyrantel Pamoate, which are also known as antihelminthic drugs. They also produce medicines like Promethazine and Domperidone for nausea and vomiting.
The company also manufactures a number of hormone-containing medicines such as Clomiphene citrate, Hydrocortisone, Dexamethasone, Testosterone, Prednisolone, Levothyroxine, Human growth hormone and more.
Each hormonal medicine is used for the treatment of the condition associated with the particular hormone deficiency. Hormonal medicines like Hydrocortisone and Dexamethasone are also used for the control of numerous inflammatory conditions.
Copper pharma also produces medicine in the form of ointments for external use. They manufacture antibiotic and antiseptic ointments such as Chlorhexidine, Mupirocin, Metronidazole, Clindamycin, Neomycin, Silver Sulfadiazine, and more in the form of combinations. The ointments are also available in various strengths.
They also manufacture antifungals in the form of ointments like Ketoconazole and Clotrimazole.
Diclofenac and Aceclofenac are a few pain medicines produced by the company in the form of ointments.
Urological and Sexual Problems
The company also manufactures products for urological and sexual problems. They produce medicines for erectile dysfunction such as Tadalafil, Vardenafil, and Sildenafil.
Finasteride, Dutasteride, and Tamsulosin are a few medicines produced for problems related to benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is a condition in which the prostate gland is enlarged and results in problems with urination, such as increased frequency of urination, inability to hold urine, pain during urination, etc.
The company also manufactures syrups for burning micturation, which neutralize the acidic urine.
In addition to prescription medicines for therapeutic conditions, Cooper Pharma also manufactures various supplements to lead a healthy life. The health supplements manufactured by the company are Biotin, Calcium supplements, Vitamin B complex, Multivitamins, Iron tablets and injections, Ascorbic acid, and Orlistat (which decreases fat absorption from the intestine and treats obesity).
Most of these supplements are available as over-the-counter medicines. However, it is always better to take these medicines under the guidance of your healthcare provider.
Cooper Pharma produces a range of pharmaceutical products, which generally include prescription medicines and a few over-the-counter medications. The company focuses on quality as the most important factor, as it could create brand value and trust among its clients.
The company is WHO certified and claims that each of its products undergoes a number of tests and trials in all the stages of drug development, production, and marketing.
It is possible to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) products without a prescription, but you should be aware of any potential drug interactions, and it is always advised to use products as directed by your healthcare provider.
Although the company had a modest start in just the domestic market, it has flourished since its establishment and is currently exporting its products to 30 different countries. While the company is expanding, it promises to maintain the quality of the products and strive towards its goal of providing high-quality healthcare-related products at an affordable rate.