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)
Vicks Action- 500
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)
This is a pain-killer. Reason for ban: Bone marrow depression.
Brand name: Novalgin
Acidity, constipation. Reason for ban : irregular heartbeat
Brand name : Ciza, Syspride
Anti-depressant. Reason for ban : Irregular heartbeat.
Brand name : Droperol
Antidiarrhoeal. Reason for ban : Cancer.
Brand name : Furoxone, Lomofen
Painkiller, fever. Reason for ban : Liver failure.
Brand name : Nise, Nimulid
Antibacterial cream. Reason for ban : Cancer.
Brand name : Furacin
Laxative. Reason for ban : Cancer.
Brand name : Agarol
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Reason for ban : Bone marrow depression.
Brand name : Sioril
Anti-worms. Reason for ban : Nerve damage.
Brand name : Piperazine
Anti-diarrhoeal. Reason for ban : Damage to sight.
Brand name: Enteroquinol