In the opinion of the PSGH, the importation of products, including cough mixtures
, blood tonics and various combinations of cyproheptadine/Lysine (tablets and syrups) and Ciprofloxacillin, should be restricted.
Having been laid up with the grandmama of all colds for the past two or three weeks, Mrs X and I are now playing catch-up with TV shows we missed while spluttering and proving how useless cough mixtures
always were, are, and probably always will be.
HEALTH p17 many doctors believe cough mixtures
don't work, and instead advise drinking honey and lemon in hot water.
Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the preparation and sale of cough mixtures
should also comply with provisions of the Poisons Act 1952.
NHS England also proposes cuts to items like laxatives and cough mixtures
in a bid to tackle a funding shortfall.
Earlier this year NHS England announced a crackdown on pre-scriptions for medicines available in supermarkets and chemists such as cough mixtures
, cold remedies, gluten-free foods and travel vaccines.
I RECENTLY developed flu-like symptoms and, as it was a weekend, I started out by taking paracetamol and cough mixtures
A bewildering array of other cold and flu remedies, cough mixtures
, and decongestants are available that promise to ward off cold and flu symptoms, although few are actually proven to help that much, and in fact, advice is now coming out that you shouldn't ever use these on children under five.
A study done in Hong Kong showed that 400,000 litres of cough mixtures
were dispensed by 48 government outpatient clinics in 2001 and the extent of cough mixtures
use in private practice is likely to be even greater.
In the long term manufacturers are also going to relabel and repackage as many as 117 cough mixtures
and, where applicable, remove the dosage instructions for children under two and add additional instructions relating to kids aged two to six.
There's cough mixtures
, pills and potions with medicines designed for flus.