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Why was Drixoral taken off the market?
I have been looking for Drixoral everywhere but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone know what happened to it?
sahayes187
07/18/08
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  According to Schering-Plough, the manufacturer. They are moving the manufacturing plant, and Drixoral will be off the market for ~1 year until they move in.
Bob V
07/18/08
Why can't I find Drixoral anymore?
I have a cold and Drixoral is that only thing that ever worked for me. Now I can't find it anywhere? Is it still available? Did the meth heads screw this one up for me?
Adam F
02/14/09
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  You can still buy them south of the border or in Canada whichever closer for you.
Bearkat
02/18/09
New formula for Drixoral?
As of September 28, 2008, I have been told by a pharmacist that the original formula for Drixoral is discontinued, and a new formula will soon be sold.
low_law94544
09/28/08
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  Thry have added an undisclosed ingredient to it.
Whats Up Doc
10/02/08
What cold medicine work? I used to take drixoral, it's no longer avaiable?
Cold/flu is killing me, watery eyes, congestion, sneezing, coughin' etc, what should I take to relieve my cold symptoms? Drixoral is no longer avaiable, any alternative? help plz
axa
03/07/10
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  Nothing is going to shorted the duration of the cold virus. The cold virus is self limiting and will resolve spontaneously. It shouldn't persist for longer than a week and the worst of the symptoms should peak after 24-36 hours. Get rest, push fluids and take paracetamol.

There is weak evidence that Echinacea might decrease the severity symptoms and weak evidence shows that Zinc may reduce the severity of the cold symptoms in children but none will have any effect on the duration of symptoms.

The evidence for echinacea and zinc is very weak, I wouldn't bother if I were you.
Rhianna does Medicine Year 1
03/07/10
What is: Drixoral Cough Liquid Caps called in Canada?
Im wondering what Drixoral Cough Liquid Caps are called by brand name in Canada,
Or if they even sell them.
If you would be wiling to answer thanks. :)
mattbnnr50
08/25/09
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  Drixoral products are produced by Schering-plough, and are available in Canada - that said - they are very hard to find, and you may have to ask the druggist to special order them for you (even though they are OTC) - which he should be able to do easily.

I don't know why more places dont carry them - their 12 hour decongestant tablets are about the only thing that work for me...
Tink
08/25/09
what would 4 tablets of drixoral do?
emmy34
10/08/08
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  Maybe "hype" you up. Don't take more medication than recommended!!
Mr. LOL
10/11/08
Why is Drixoral no longer available for purchase in US pharmacies?
SPR
10/16/08
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  I believe the company stopped making it or at least that is what I was told.
davidcoupland@rocketmail.com
10/16/08
what is one of the highly regarded products manufactured by A. H. Robins?
a. pepto bismol
b. dimetapp
c. chor-trimeton
d. drixoral

thanks to anyone that can help me on this one=)
~vanessa~
02/14/08
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  The answer is B --dimetapp

not D .

Check American Home Products and Wyeth




A.H. Robins was famous for the Delkon Shield --a birth control device
That_ blue_ eyed_ Irish_ lass
02/14/08
What's the most effective cold medicine you guys have used?
I used to use Drixoral cold/allergy, but apparently a bunch of meth heads were using it to make meth so they don't sell it in my state anymore. What have you guys had luck with in fighting the common cold?
stevie
03/13/09
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  My sister who is a nurse swears by a tonic called Father John's Tonic. You can purchase it in a pharmacy. I use Alka-Seltzer cold medicine; the tablets.
he1ididog
03/13/09
Does anything bad happen when you take expired medicine?
I had a cold so I took some Drixoral cold medicine. After I did, I looked at the packet and it said that it already expired in February 2008. Will anything seriously bad happen?
kare baybeeee
01/15/09
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  the expiration date is a date that the manufacture picks and guarentees that the medicine will have at least 90 % of its activity if stored correctly on that date. A year is the longest that I recomend taking the med after the exp date...Most drugs just loose their strength, but rarely durgs break down into something harmful..Drixoral is not one that is harmeful as far as I know and besides 1 year is not long enough to bge a problem.
pharmexp82
01/16/09

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