Triprolidine HCL sans pseudoephedrine

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charlottekatt
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   Posted 9/8/2005 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Am getting darned tired of having to sign my name, present an ID, being told I can only buy 2 packages at a time..and generally being looked at through suspicious eyes by Pharmacy personnel -- Does anyone know of a source of triprolidine (active ingredient in Actifed) in tablet form with a different decongestant.... or with no decongestant at all?

And yes...before anyone asks -- I've tried the new OTC's.... they're either non-effective, or work well, but wear off hours before time for the next dose... and diphenhydramine, I save as my antihistamine of last resort.

Keah
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   Posted 9/8/2005 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Charlotte, There is NO other decongestant available in pill form. At one time, you could get phenylpropanolamine HCL, but the FDA pulled that off the market in Nove 2000 due to an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke. This has turned my life into a nightmare because I'm allergic to pseudoephedrine and so there is not one single OTC or even prescription cold treatment that I can use.

Occasionally, while waiting for presciptions at the pharmacy, I entertain myself by reading the active ingredient lists on the cold medications. Almost all are exactly the same, but boy oh boy, do those prices vary! I have even seen brands where the "extra strength" version has less of the meds in it than the "cold & flu" version.
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   Posted 9/8/2005 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Keah! :)

Welcome, Charlotte!! Wish I could help you out more, but have you asked your pharmacist? They are usually the ones to ask! Good luck!

Hugs, Teri :)
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charlottekatt
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   Posted 9/8/2005 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Keah...Teri --

Thanks for the quick replies -- It's the antihistamine part I'm interested in...I can happily live without the decongestant as long as Breathe Rite strips are out there. BTW... I have been label reading and generic actifed is now appearing with Chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine (formerly only used in nasal decongestant sprays-- and if my ferreting around in the pharmaceutical references is right...it's not a very effective oral decongestant)

Have asked pharmacists..and so far am just getting shrugging shoulders... Am halfway tempted to find a compounding pharmacist and see if I can have tablets made, but those folks services don't come cheap.

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   Posted 9/8/2005 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Charlotte, sorry I can't be more help - Hugs, Teri :)
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   Posted 9/13/2005 11:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Charlotte, I got curious and while waiting for a script today, I started reading labels. Then I checked with the pharmacist and he looked it up. There is no way to get the Triprolidine without the Pseudaphedrine. There several other antihistamines available. Do none of those work for you?

There's a bill in Congress now that is going to require that all OTC meds containing Pseudaphedrine be kept behind the counter and that patients will be limited to the amount that they can buy within a 30 day period. I know that this will be a royal pain in the neck, both for the pharmacists and the customers, but the limit is more than enough to last the month.

I hope you can find something to suit your needs.
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donna c
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   Posted 6/3/2011 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have found that Walgreen's brand of Actifed has the triprolidine  antihistamine in it.  I am glad I am not the only one that after 40 years find this is the best antihistamine for my allergies.  I too could care less about the pseudophedrine-- just want to be able to find the triprolidine  for my allergies.  Has anyone had any luck besides this?
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