Why was Contac 400 discontinued?
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People also ask, why was phenylpropanolamine taken off the market?
Phenylpropanolamine. Phenylpropanolamine has both α- and β-adrenergic agonist effects and is used primarily in the treatment of urinary incontinence in dogs. The drug was taken off of the market for use in humans because of the risk of stroke.
Also Know, what is in Contac cold medicine? Active Ingredients: Day Formula: In Each Caplet: Acetaminophen (500 Mg), Phenylephrine Hydrochloride (5 Mg). Night Formula: In Each Caplet: Acetaminophen (500 Mg), Chlorpheniramine Maleate (2 Mg), Phenylephrine Hydrochloride (5 Mg). Day Formula: Purpose: Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer, Nasal Decongestant.
Also question is, is comtrex still on the market?
And the drug makers SmithKline Beecham and Bristol-Myers Squibb said today that they would no longer market cold remedies containing the chemical. A spokesman for Bristol-Myers Squibb, which sells the cold remedies Comtrex and Naldecon, said the company was moving to reformulate its products.
How many cold relief tablets can I take?
For the symptomatic relief of colds, influenza and sinus congestion. Adults and Children over 12 years: 2 tablets with water followed by 1 or 2 tablets every four hours, if needed, up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours. Not to be taken more frequently than every four hours. Children under 12 years: Not recommended.