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    Drixoral: Allergy Med
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    Moetsch posted:
    Anyone else experience the consequences of the unavailability of Drixoral? I accepted it until I found some Drixoral as old as 5 years AND it still works! None others work well. The following is part of a letter that I have written to my Congressman/woman, the President of the US, and the FDA. I would like to revisit the issue.

    Quite a few years ago, and after going through a myriad of allergy medications, my doctor found one that relieved my allergies, Drixoral.


    It is my understanding that Drixoral has been indefinitely discontinued because one of its ingredients, pseudoephedrine, can be used to make methamphetamine.


    Since then once again I am going through the process of trying different allergy medicines. None work satisfactorily and I suffer frequently as a result. Recently I found some old Drixoral and have been taking it. Even though it expired years ago it still works. I had forgotten what it was like to be allergy free. The fact that Drixoral has been pulled off the market and no suitable substitute is available is a problem not only for me but for many, many others. I have been on several user forums and know that others still suffer with no relief or suggested alternatives. Supposedly Drixoral is available from other, questionable sources. I have not tried any of these yet but probably will soon. This puts me at risk of getting bad medicine. I don't understand why Drixoral can't be prescribed and regulated like other controlled substances.
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