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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
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    CISAPRIDE:
    Acidity, constipation. Reason for ban : irregular heartbeat
    Brand name : Ciza, Syspride
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    DROPERIDOL:
    Anti-depressant. Reason for ban : Irregular heartbeat.
    Brand name : Droperol
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    FURAZOLIDONE:
    Antidiarrhoeal. Reason for ban : Cancer.
    Brand name : Furoxone, Lomofen
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    NIMESULIDE:
    Painkiller, fever. Reason for ban : Liver failure.
    Brand name : Nise, Nimulid
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    NITROFURAZONE:
    Antibacterial cream. Reason for ban : Cancer.
    Brand name : Furacin
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    PHENOLPHTHALEIN:
    Laxative. Reason for ban : Cancer.
    Brand name : Agarol
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    OXYPHENBUTAZONE:
    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Reason for ban : Bone marrow depression.
    Brand name : Sioril
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    PIPERAZINE:
    Anti-worms. Reason for ban : Nerve damage.
    Brand name : Piperazine
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    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...
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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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