Message Number: YG4091 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-05-28 22:56:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Cold meds

<< pseudoephedrine >>

I believe this has been removed from medications last year.

Pseudoephedrine is the generic of Sudafed. Used a lot in cold and
allergy meds,
mostly in combination with other drugs. Found in Cardec,Rondec,Dimetapp,
Pediacare, and Triaminic to name a few. It is a stimulant properties
like PPA.
Chlor-trimeton is chlorpheniramine maleate (antihistamine).
Phenylpropanolamine or PPA is the drug taken off the market because
of its link with strokes in adults- this drug is similar in function
to amphetamine, found in many cold meds.

The problem with the tons of over the counter cold meds is that you have
to read the ingredient lists, Benadryl is sold as Benadryl cold and
with is different from plain Benadryl, same for other meds.
I had a child in the ER that took 3 chlortrimeton extended release
tablets and it was an overdose for her weight and age!

If it is not necessary, it is always best not to give medications
for cold like symptoms. The side effects may be worse
than the symptoms the ferret has in the first place.

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