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    Exclamation Having a cold? Don't take these medicines

    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 , 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)
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    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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    D-Cold still using the same? I seriously hope they have mended their ways

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    Keep it up dude. :thumbup1:
    I think you were not there during the Writing Contest...
    Last edited by The One; 19th February 2009 at 04:56 PM.

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    I cannot see this entry in the original post!!

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    @ 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.

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    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...

    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    I cannot see this entry in the original post!!
    Entry in the original post?

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

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    it is actually all linked to my lifestyle changes which i started for gaining weight.. have become a health freak now.
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    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 ?
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    Please checkout http://www.indiabroadband.net/health...tml#post120887

    I see a quoted content in there. I was commenting on the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    Please checkout http://www.indiabroadband.net/health...tml#post120887

    I see a quoted content in there. I was commenting on the same.


    yes i deleted that from the thread... was a stupid statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    Please checkout http://www.indiabroadband.net/health...tml#post120887

    I see a quoted content in there. I was commenting on the same.
    Sorry yar......

    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    yes i deleted that from the thread... was a stupid statement.
    I have also edited my post, and removed the quote.
    Happy?
    Last edited by The One; 19th February 2009 at 04:57 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhaneshv View Post
    Sorry yar......



    I have also edited my post, and removed the quote.
    Happy?
    no problems... after all it was me who wrote it.

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    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" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    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" ...
    np. hopefully... i'm yet to find out what others are using.

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    Pseudoephedrine and Methamphetamine are other decongestants which was restricted in certain countries owing to the same ill effects.

    Methamphetamine is used in Vicks Inhalers as cited on Methamphetamine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    Pseudoephedrine and Methamphetamine are other decongestants which was restricted in certain countries owing to the same ill effects.

    Methamphetamine is used in Vicks Inhalers as cited on Methamphetamine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    wtf!! methamphetamine was being used in inhalers!!!!??? ! thanks goodness i never used those things... neither did my mom use that vicks vaporub thingy!

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    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 !!

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    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!!!

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    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

    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    wtf!! methamphetamine was being used in inhalers!!!!??? ! thanks goodness i never used those things... neither did my mom use that vicks vaporub thingy!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by farce View Post
    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
    That was a saver. I am addicted to the inhaler and after reading that part in wikipedia article i was pretty much tensed..

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    Wow... we are paying money to buy crap. Wtf !!

    all this biological terms sound greek to me, so guys pls post in "common english"

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    Those are the names of chemical compounds. I am afraid thats it, we cannot term those words in simpler english.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    Wow... we are paying money to buy crap. Wtf !!

    all this biological terms sound greek to me, so guys pls post in "common english"
    Meth is a "bad" drug. There is a "not-so-bad" variation
    of this drug that is used in Vicks.

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    Yea, I get it thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by farce View Post
    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
    thank goodness... i did not go through the whole wiki article ... thats what i was thinking what the hell is getting high gonna do to ur nose!?? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    . i was thinking what the hell is getting high gonna do to ur nose!?? :lol:

    Maybe you'll forget you have a cold???

    -F

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    Quote Originally Posted by farce View Post
    maybe you'll forget you have a cold???
    :d
    -f
    :d

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    Quote Originally Posted by farce View Post
    Maybe you'll forget you have a cold???

    -F
    really a lough out loud (new rules ) moment!

    getting high on meth to fix a blocked nose!!! !!!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    really a lough out loud (new rules ) moment!
    :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    :lol: :lol:
    rolling over floor, laughing! :lol:

    i guess the old rules will be back some weeks after we explain all the short forms in our posts :lol:

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    they are also banned Drugs........i got them in mail


    PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE:

    cold and cough. Reason for ban : stroke.
    Brand name :
    Vicks Action-500
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    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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    ^^^

    whoa quite a list.. thx amit

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    rolling over floor, laughing! :lol:

    i guess the old rules will be back some weeks after we explain all the short forms in our posts :lol:
    yep...

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    Hey amit, thanks for http://www.indiabroadband.net/health...tml#post121221 !!

    Repped too

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    no problem mate.........i'm going to expand this list........

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    thanks for the info amit.

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    yaar bhai log thanx mat diya karo repo de diya karo.........

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    News report from Times of India
    Avoid these tablets they are very dangerous
    § D Cold
    § Vicks Action- 500
    § Actifed
    § Coldarin
    § Cosome
    § Nice
    § Nimulid
    § Cetrizet-D



    They contain Phenyl- Propanol -Amide PPA.Which causes strokes, and these tablets are banned by FDA in U.S.
    got this in mail just now.

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    there are only two remedies for common cold
    1> chicken soup
    2> vitamin C

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    updated details thanks to saurav, amitkool. ...

    @panchabhut vitamin c cannot cure cold, its a myth... dunno about chicken soup.

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    This page lists all the medicine i use quite frequently.


    is there any concrete proof to back this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    ... dunno about chicken soup.
    It's good for the soul though ;-)

    -F

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    @panchabhut vitamin c cannot cure cold, its a myth... dunno about chicken soup.
    Did a Google search and i came up with this from CNN website

    Chicken soup is medicine, U.S. scientists confirm : CNN.com - Health - Chicken soup is medicine, U.S. scientists confirm - October 17, 2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    Did a Google search and i came up with this from CNN website

    Chicken soup is medicine, U.S. scientists confirm : CNN.com - Health - Chicken soup is medicine, U.S. scientists confirm - October 17, 2000
    Thanks CTT.

    So does that make all veggies here to think about turning over to the other side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    Did a Google search and i came up with this from CNN website

    Chicken soup is medicine, U.S. scientists confirm : CNN.com - Health - Chicken soup is medicine, U.S. scientists confirm - October 17, 2000
    I went and read that article. Are they serious or is it a
    light hearted article? It is far from a rigorous scientific study.

    -F

    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    Thanks CTT.

    So does that make all veggies here to think about turning over to the other side?
    Don't worry you veggies. From the article

    "Vegetarian vegetable soup had some activity."


    -F
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    Unless I'm in a utterly serious condition , i would't bother to have medicine for cold and all

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    Thanks CTT.

    So does that make all veggies here to think about turning over to the other side?
    naah ... never ...

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    ^^ yea, hardly

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    ^^ yea, hardly
    are you a veggie? just like me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    are you a veggie? just like me?
    Yea, i'm purely vegetarian

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    are you a veggie? just like me?
    even i am....

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    haat sab ke sab veggie aa gaye chikan ki baat karne.......chalo sab side hato......

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    Yea, i'm purely vegetarian
    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    even i am....
    >>>>> hugs <<<<<<

    :lol: ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    >>>>> hugs <<<<<<

    :lol: ...
    :lol:.. is it soo hard to find veges around here :lol:

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    aw guyz its best we keep our religions and politics out of this , we have enought trouble in our country as it is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    aw guyz its best we keep our religions and politics out of this , we have enought trouble in our country as it is....
    U are right. I have deleted my post !!

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    Fine

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