I just called my pharmacy to get some clarification on the issue, and I was told that most (but NOT all) of the drug companies quit making hyoscyamine as it's not a popular medication, thus there was no money in it. Now for the good news----a company called Aristos Pharmaceuticals still makes it (I only asked about the sublingual 0.125 mg), so hopefully your local pharmacy can order it.
Just a bit more info about the currently available hyoscyamine SL 0.125 mg. As I'd mentioned previously, the name of the manufacturer is "Aristos". They are calling the product "HyoMax-SL". I sent an e-mail to the manufacturer just to make sure that they're still making it, and they are, and they said they have no plans of discontinuing it. HOORAY!
Further research (because I like to get at the bottom of things) seems to indicate that a major drug manufacturer had been making several different drugs (including a hyoscyamine time-release product) that had NOT been approved by the FDA, or were not being made according to the "Current Good Manufacturing Practice CGMP". At that time, there were several other drug manufacturers that VOLUNTARILY recalled several of their pharmaceuticals including hyoscyamine. If you're curious and want to read further, here are a couple of websites that explain the whys. Who knows---maybe in the future these companies will start producing it again. So.....maybe it wasn't about not-making-enough-profit afterall!!
Have a super day!!
Post Edited (Blossom) : 1/7/2009 2:52:12 PM (GMT-7)