Wednesday, Nov 29th

Last update08:54:22 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...

Growing number of US children taking melatonin for sleep

Melatonin given to children in the US Melatonin use is becoming "exceedingly common" among American children, with nearly one in five under age...

1.3 million chickens to be culled after bird flu detected at Ohio farm

Bird flu causes culling of 1.3 million birds Over 1.3 million chickens are being killed on an Ohio farm to contain an outbreak of...

A new COVID variant, HV.1, is now dominant. These are its most common symptoms

Covid variant HV.1A new COVID-19 variant called HV.1 has become the dominant strain in the United States and...

Nearly Two Dozen Toddlers Sickened By Lead Linked To Applesauce Pouches: CDC

Apple sauce pouchU.S. health officials are warning doctors to be on the lookout for possible cases of lead...
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!