Over the counter medication taken off the shelves

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christineforum
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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I recently found that a few drugs are taken off the market, but I couldn't find the exact brands. Do you know of any medications, specially cold treatments that are banned or something like that?

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Jessie

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   Posted 9/8/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you speaking of things like Sudafed and Claritin-D? Sudafed and the medicines with D in their names contain pseudephedrine, a decongestant. Unfortunately, that medication can be used to make methamphetamine, so in an effort to control that use, it now has to be kept behind the pharmacy counter. You can still get it, you just have to ask the pharmacist for it.
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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't find any information about adult cold medications that were taken off the shelf, only infant and child. Is this what you're looking for?


Which medications are being pulled off the shelves?
The remedies in question are mainly the “infant drops” by the brand names mentioned above. These medications usually come with a dropper or syringe for dosing. Medications for older children usually come with a medicine cup – these are not involved in the recall. Here is a complete list of brand names:

Dimetapp(R) Decongestant Plus Cough Infant Drops
Dimetapp(R) Decongestant Infant Drops
Little Colds(R) Decongestant Plus Cough
Little Colds(R) Multi-Symptom Cold Formula
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Drops Decongestant (containing pseudoephedrine)
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Drops Decongestant & Cough (containing pseudoephedrine)
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Dropper Decongestant (containing phenylephrine)
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Dropper Long-Acting Cough
PEDIACARE(R) Infant Dropper Decongestant & Cough (containing phenylephrine)
Robitussin(R) Infant Cough DM Drops
Triaminic(R) Infant & Toddler Thin Strips(R) Decongestant
Triaminic(R) Infant & Toddler Thin Strips(R) Decongestant Plus Cough
TYLENOL(R) Concentrated Infants' Drops Plus Cold
TYLENOL(R) Concentrated Infants' Drops Plus Cold & Cough
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