With COVID Second wave, Vitamin pills usage has increased multiple folds. As a precaution, many people are stockpiling prescription drugs and vitamin pills. Demand for Vitamin pills has grown significantly as a result. In the first wave, there was a shortage of these drugs in medical shops.
Currently, the second phase of the coronavirus is in progress and the same conditions are prevailing once again. It is learned that the manufacturing companies have doubled the prices due to the shortage of some drugs. Vitamins such as C, D, B-complex, and zinc are given as part of the treatment, especially for those suffering from Coronavirus.
People who have noticed this are consuming vitamin pills as a precautionary measure. This has increased the demand for these vitamin pills. In some medical shops, people are reporting a shortage of vitamin tablets as well as Dolo-650, Paracetamol, and Azithromycin. The popular brands of these drugs are no longer available in pharmacies now.
The costly substitutes are being sold. This is partly due to the shortage and partly because the pharmacies are keen on making big bucks. On the other side, the pharmacies are also reporting a surge in the sale of masks, sanitizers, etc. Even then, the demand is not even half of what it is in the first wave.