Having a cold? Don't take these medicines

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by StarK, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. StarK

    StarK New Member

    So one more article for the health of fellow Indians and IBBians, because we all know that it is only us here that are responsible towards our health, the Government gives no sh** about you, nobody does, but i do :D, and you should do too.


    Do you know that most cold and cough tablets here in India still have the chemical phenylpropanolamine which was banned by the FDA a few years back!!??

    And why was it banned?? It was because it showed an increased risk of a hemorrhagic stroke in women.

    Read about it here.

    By personal inspection i have found it is available in a 25mg quantity in the tablet 'Okacet Cold'. I will find out more medicines still using it here in India soon.
    I guess D-Cold was in a soup some years back because of this.

    More cold medicines using the above banned chemical: (thanks to saurav_kataruka)
    D Cold
    Vicks Action- 500
    Actifed
    Coldarin
    Cosome
    Nice
    Nimulid
    Cetrizet-D


    So my advice to you, the next time you have a cold, please bear with the sneezes and a runny nose for some time, it will go away by itself in some days.

    More such banned chemicals still in use in India below (thanks to amitkool21)
    __________________________________________________
    ANALGIN:
    This is a pain-killer. Reason for ban: Bone marrow depression.
    Brand name: Novalgin
    __________________________________________________ _________
    CISAPRIDE:
    Acidity, constipation. Reason for ban : irregular heartbeat
    Brand name : Ciza, Syspride
    __________________________________________________
    DROPERIDOL:
    Anti-depressant. Reason for ban : Irregular heartbeat.
    Brand name : Droperol
    __________________________________________________
    FURAZOLIDONE:
    Antidiarrhoeal. Reason for ban : Cancer.
    Brand name : Furoxone, Lomofen
    __________________________________________________
    NIMESULIDE:
    Painkiller, fever. Reason for ban : Liver failure.
    Brand name : Nise, Nimulid
    __________________________________________________

    NITROFURAZONE:
    Antibacterial cream. Reason for ban : Cancer.
    Brand name : Furacin
    __________________________________________________

    PHENOLPHTHALEIN:
    Laxative. Reason for ban : Cancer.
    Brand name : Agarol
    ______________________________
    OXYPHENBUTAZONE:
    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Reason for ban : Bone marrow depression.
    Brand name : Sioril
    __________________________________________________
    PIPERAZINE:
    Anti-worms. Reason for ban : Nerve damage.
    Brand name : Piperazine
    __________________________________________________
    QUINIODOCHLOR:
    Anti-diarrhoeal. Reason for ban : Damage to sight.
    Brand name: Enteroquinol
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  2. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

    D-Cold still using the same? I seriously hope they have mended their ways :(
  3. The One

    The One Guest

    Keep it up dude. :thumbup1: :)
    I think you were not there during the Writing Contest...:rolleyes:
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  4. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

    I cannot see this entry in the original post!! :p
  5. The One

    The One Guest

    @ Starry

    I think you have heard or read or seen something related to these within some days. Otherwise, I don't see a reason for the snail to suddenly take a ride in the bicycle....;) :lol:

    Anyway, its nice of you.:)
  6. StarK

    StarK New Member

    actually i had a cold a few days back... took a tablet for it, happen to see its ingredients, searched for each, and found this to my shock... :eek:

    at least i'm not a female so possibly it doesn't affect me that much but still who knows it might be harmful to males too?
  7. The One

    The One Guest

    Entry in the original post?

    What did you mean?
    If you were really being funny (trying to be:p), please explain, citing suitable examples....;) :lol:
  8. StarK

    StarK New Member

    it is actually all linked to my lifestyle changes which i started for gaining weight.. have become a health freak now. ;)
  9. vikramjb

    vikramjb New Member

    Its always nice to spread awareness Starry. Maybe we should make a list of all the medicines with this banned substance and send out a mail to all IBF members ?
  10. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

  11. StarK

    StarK New Member

  12. The One

    The One Guest

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  13. StarK

    StarK New Member

    no problems... after all it was me who wrote it.
  14. saurav_k

    saurav_k Guest

    thanks a lot fot the info ... but i think nowadays most cold tablets have started using phenylephrine instead of phenylpropanolamine because of this issue ... i just checked it with a tablet "lemolate" ...
  15. StarK

    StarK New Member

    np.:) hopefully... i'm yet to find out what others are using.
  16. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

  17. StarK

    StarK New Member

    wtf!! methamphetamine was being used in inhalers!!!!??? :eek:! thanks goodness i never used those things... neither did my mom use that vicks vaporub thingy!
  18. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

    My bad, i have always been addicted to those. Some side effects of the drug has been mentioned in the wikipedia link. Now i am sort of paranoid !! :(
  19. StarK

    StarK New Member

    do you know this methamphetamine or crystal meth was invented in japan (close to china)??!!

    now this is definitely some news! yes its a very very harmful drug...

    i know all about this chemical, just not this that its used in vicks inhalers..

    don't worry cool_techie quit it asap!!!
  20. Punch Farce

    Punch Farce New Member

    SK, good information.

    Actually it is even more dangerous to give these to children.
    Please check the ingredient list for PPA in any cough
    or cold medicine before giving to young children.

    -F

    Don't worry, the chemical used in vicks is not the 'drugs' variety ;-)


    "The levorotary (R-isomer) levomethamphetamine is an over-the-counter drug and used in Vicks Inhalers for nasal decongestion and does not possess the CNS activity of dextro or racemic methamphetamine. "

    -F
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