Pharmacy and Medications
FDA Prompts Removal of Unapproved Drugs Intended to Treat Cough, Cold, and Allergy symptoms from Market
- ATTENTION: Certain unapproved prescription medicines intended to relieve cough, cold, and allergy symptoms were removed from the US market on March 2, 2011 due to concerns about safety, effectiveness and quality because of lack of evaluation by the FDA and improper labeling.
FDA RECOMMENDATION: If you are taking one of these products.
- To determine if it is an FDA approved drug, visit the following link: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm If a product is not included here, the search results will say "Your search term did not return any results."
- Patients who are currently taking an unapproved cough, cold or allergy product should contact their health care professional as soon as possible to discuss switching to another product
- There are multiple approved cough, cold and allergy products on the market, taking an unapproved product is an unnecessary risk
- Dispose of unused unapproved cough, cold and allergy products in the household trash by following the recommendations outlined in the Federal Drug Disposal Guidelines.
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Last Reviewed: Apr 12, 2011