Try Your Luck with Centurion Laboratories

by Edward S. 2014-08-05
Centurion Laboratories Logo

Centurion Laboratories Logo

Centurion laboratories was founded in 1995. The company manufactures, supplies and exports generic pharmaceutical drugs. In the introduction to the firm on its website, it states, “most of our offered products are recommended to be taken after doctor’s advice.” The firm operates out of a 4,000 square metre facility in gujarat (see map above), where it manufactures its products and carries out limited r&d activities (limited from what can be told in our research). The firm’s machines are updated on a regular basis. Its homepages also states that, “in order to ease the financial dealings, we also accept payment via cash, cheque and demand draft,” which would suggest that this a small operation rather than any wholesale export business. They estimate that 60% of their business is in the export trade, being shipped mainly to the philippines, seychelles and vietnam, although other sales are made in the middle east, eastern europe and the indian subcontinent. They have 120 distributors . The firm currently hires about between 1-500 employees (according to its own website).

Note: It is unclear what distinction there exists between Centurion Laboratories (centurionlaboratories.com) and Centurion Remedies (centurionremedies.net); there doesn’t seem to be any. However, we have noticed that both have different banks (Centurion Laboratories uses Bank of India, Centurion Remedies uses Baroda Bank). This could possibly suggest a re-registering of the business under a different name because of credit/financial problems.

Mission: “To provide best quality medicines at lower prices and thereby contribute to the quality of life of the people and create a better society.”

Vision: “Our vision is to grow into one of the most valued pharmaceutical companies in India.”

Managing Director: Mr. Dhruval Patel (according to the company website, there are 4 other directors.)

Employees: “1-500” employees.

Note: Judging from the pictures that we have been able to obtain of Centurion Laboratories facilities (see below), it seems like a very small operation. The “1-500” range is more than likely an effort of the company to appear larger than it actually is. We estimate that the firm has less than 50 people (and probably considerably less).

Contacts:
Website: centurionlaboratories.com
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Phone: +91 9953352644, +91 2652282061
Mobile: +91 9825203550
Fax: +91 2652280436

Product Reviews

Centurion Products

Centurion Products

There are very limited numbers of reviews for Centurion Laboratories products online. We cover some of these reviews below. Our suspicion is that the internet has been swarmed with phoney reviews of Centurion Laboratory products, probably paid for by the firm themselves. These reviews are often too outlandish to be true and made through unreliable channels.

Reviews of Vilagra and Vidalista (Viagra generic drugs)

“I have taken 3 100ml tablets with no effects, either my body isn’t accepting them right but years ago 1 100ml viagra tablet worked perfectly so these might be crap,I have taken 1 pill every 2 hours the last 6 hours so I don’t know whats wrong,they came in bubble cards and look professional but so far nothing,I paid only 1 dollar a piece so maybe you get what you pay for,im going to give it some more time,it might be mixing with my other meds wrong and screwing up there potency.”

“I’ve been trying the Centurion products that I received. They work to some extent. However, I need to take 2-3 tablets for that, so will use them up and avoid next time.”

“I just received my 100 Centurion pills,100ml for $107 that included shipping but there not working,I took 1 pill ever 2 hours until I took 3 total so now I know just to take 3 or 4 at the same time and hope they work,so far nothing,you get what you pay for.”

“I found Centurion Vidalista to be VERY potent.” — Source

Review of Filitra

Reviews of Filitra and Filagra feature on http://terrance5bubsy.blog.com/ but the site isn’t at all believable. It makes claims about both drugs passing FDA standards (which isn’t true) and being as strong as anything on the market (independent reviews above state otherwise).

Media Buzz

There really is very little media surrounding Centurion Laboratories. One “blog” piece was quite misleading, however. See http://blog.internationaldrugmart.com/centurion-laboratories-products/. On this blog, it claims that Centurion Laboratories has been active since 1914 and has fulfilled over 100 million orders in that time. Centurion Laboratories themselves only claim to have begun in 1995. Elsewhere, this is stated as 1986. This only takes from the already poor impression created for Centurion Laboratories by the reviews and the lack of coverage.

Centurion Laboratories on Social Media

Centurion Laboratories has a facebook page and 0 “likes.” Centurion Remedies also has a page on Facebook, registered in 2010. The page has 0 “likes,” suggesting very little recognition, even in its home country.

Centurion Laboratories has no presence on Twitter but Centurion Remedies has a Twitter account, registered in 2011. There are no tweets and nobody has followed the company.

Centurion Laboratories and Centurion Remedies are unavailable on youtube.com.

There is a “Centurion Laboratories” from India registered on Linkedin.com, with 3 connections. One LinkedIn.com member (now an “Executive QA at Unique Pharmaceutical Laboratories”) shows as having been an intern at the firm. A search for Centurion Remedies yields two members: “accountant at Centurion Remedies,” and “production head at Centurion Remedies,” suggesting again that the operation is very small.

Centurion Laboratories has 0 presence in Western news.

Centurion Laboratories and Regulatory Approval

Centurion Laboratories lack regulatory approval in a number of countries. In their defence, they possess the quality control measure, ISO 9001:2000 and WHO-GMP certification.

There is no online record of any pending lawsuit against Centurion Laboratories. However, this isn’t necessarily a positive aspect for the firm. Generic drug manufacturers are generally hit with lawsuits on challenging larger manufacturers such as Pfizer, Roche and GSK. The fact that Centurion Laboratories doesn’t even register with any of these firms suggests that it isn’t large enough, innovative enough nor making enough headway in major markets.

Presence on Alibaba

c-vitalThere is only one product from Centurion Laboratories listed on Alibaba.com, this being the C-Vital Powder. This can be shipped within 2 weeks to anywhere in the world.

Facilities

Centurion Laboratories only has one production premises, which is based in Gurjat. Images follow, as provided by the company website .

The company’s manufacturing facilities (right) are described as described as being “installed with modern machines and innovative technology.” Also, it says that the B-Lactum plant of the enterprise is “certified with HO-GMP.”

Centurion Laboratories’ warehousing and packaging facilities (right), are described as “commodious and spacious.” They claim to be able to protect their drugs from adulteration, pilferage, heat, moisture and dust. All of which would be assumed by a normal company.

The firm’s research and development facilities are pictured on the right. Their blurb about this on their website doesn’t make an awful lot of sense, but given the size of their operations, we can conclude that little R&D happens within the walls of Centurion Laboratories.

Editor's Rating

Overal Score
The company gets a rating of 2 out of 5. It falls under the category, “untrustworthy manufacturer. I would not recommend its products under any circumstances.” The firm cannot even provide a reliable-looking website and has included some yahoo.com and gmail.com e-mail contact addresses – which leaves a highly unprofessional impression. The firm has also failed to get any FDA or European regulatory authorizations in nearly 20 years of operation, which says enough in itself. It seems to have based its name on Centurion Medical Products, a North-American firm established in 1961 (http://www.centurionmp.com/), which will no doubt launch a lawsuit over the name if Centurion Laboratories ever gains any traction in North America (although our feeling is that it won’t).
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10 Comments

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    Mike
    January 5, 2015 at 10:23 pm — Reply

    I have tried there products, and found the results vary widely. Since there seems to be no regulatory controls, one batch works, while another does not. They are, however happy to send replacement products at no cost. You never no what you’ll get.

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    patsy
    April 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    Recieved Lyrica. Took 3 months to recieve. Medication was wrapped in paper and packaging clear tape. When i openned it the paper was wet and blister packs were damp. I am not going to use this. I am afraid of what it has in it.

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    John
    April 20, 2015 at 2:52 pm — Reply

    I have tried their “Vidalista” pills which are a generic version of Cialis (tadalafil) for erectile disfunction. They even offer them in a strength of 60mg while 20mg is the usual dosage.
    The result was very disappointing and even made me feel sick.
    I will never order something from this shady company again.
    Better paying a bit more for a medication from a trusted pharmacy than risking your health.

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    Robert
    June 15, 2015 at 4:37 am — Reply

    I ordered some cenforce 100mg generic Viagra it worked just as good as name brand 5star

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    Willie L Hamptom
    December 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    Viagra and Cialis mg and price and quantity info needed.

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    Peter
    January 21, 2016 at 12:12 am — Reply

    Well, I have to say that I had an excellent experience with the Vidalista 10 tablets I ordered. I had one on a Friday afternoon and my girlfriend was still wanting more on Sunday evening – and I was able to provide it too, which I haven’t been able to do for a while. At one stage, I really felt like a teenager again, and my penis was as hard as it has ever been, honestly. I’m 55 and I don’t know how badly I have ED as I’ve never been to a doctor or anything about it, and I’ve never tried any other medication except for Niagra, which was useless. All I know is that this Vidalista has given me more fun and more confidence than I’ve had for years.

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    Ed
    March 18, 2016 at 4:48 am — Reply

    I’ve been using their Cenforce 100mg Sildenafil Citrate. It’s decent and the price is at .62 per pill. I’ve seen Manly and some Kamagra that were a little stronger, but for the price I’m very happy.

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    shay
    March 28, 2016 at 5:01 pm — Reply

    I tried the censored 100 last night. 1/2 pill worked fine for me. Lasted a number of hours. Will try again soon to see if I get the same result. But will take your reviews also.

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    scott
    April 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    you guys sound like a bunch of bs that’s hell-bent on getting your medications from a foreign country. I have used their Vidalista for years with no other side effects than the original Cialis. Tried both, they work about the same. Hate to bust your bubble, but go ahead and pay $22.00 dollars for a cialis. Sex under those circumstances gets a little expensive. Now for the other drugs they have, can’t attest to what i don’t know.

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    Rich
    April 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm — Reply

    I ordered Tramadol and received it quickl.y. Tramadol uses a synthetic opioid. I use it for arthritis pain and sciatica. It worked as described in any tramadol description. My pain was relieved in one hour, and stayed relieved for six hours. I gave a pill to a friend that also has arthritis, and she said she saw the same results. I have ordered 200 100 mg pills at 160$, and they are also sending an additional 135 pills no charge, with 45 % off my next order.

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