Thursday, Sep 28th

Last update07:19:06 AM GMT

You are here News Health Decongestant ingredient in popular products does not work, FDA concludes

Decongestant ingredient in popular products does not work, FDA concludes

E-mail Print PDF
Many decongestants do not work: FDA

A common decongestant ingredient of numerous popular over-the-counter cold and flu remedies does not work, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded on Tuesday.

An advisory panel spent two days looking at studies of phenylephrine, an active ingredient in well-known medicines including Benadryl, Mucinex, Sudafed PE and Tylenol, and reported to the FDA that it is no more effective than a placebo.

The announcement raises the likelihood of the medicines disappearing from shelves this fall while manufacturers scramble to formulate alternative formulas without it, according to the New York Times, which first reported the development.


Most Recent Related Stories...

A Former Hockey Enforcer Searches for Answers on C.T.E. Before It’s Too Late

Chris Nilan Page 68 of Boston University’s Hope Study questionnaire asks, “Have you ever injured your head or...

Women denied abortions file lawsuits in Idaho, Tennessee and Oklahoma over bans

Women denied abortions sues statesAn abortion rights advocacy group filed lawsuits in three states on Tuesday on behalf of women...

58,000 pounds of ground beef recalled over possible E. coli contamination

Beef recalled More than 58,000 pounds of raw ground beef have been recalled because of possible E. coli...

Covid’s back, you say? As disabled and vulnerable people know all too well, it never went away

Covid never went awayIt is 1.35pm and I’m having to explain coronavirus transmission to a nurse. I am due...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!