• Nancy Nancy
    August 10, 2008
    Ordered Drixoral from Canada
    Nancy Nancy
    August 10, 2008

    Like the others on this site - Drixoral is the only allergy medication that works for me too and when I couldn't find it on the shelves I was very disappointed.  I took the advise from this site and ordered same from Canada.  I am a little concerned though, the packaging is different from the box I am used to buying - the box from Canada is green/blue and doesn't list certain things.  The box that I would buy here was white and listed non-drowsy formula and stated antihistamine/decongestent.  I took a pill this morning and it hasn't worked on my allergies and has made me very sleepy.  Hopefully, this is just a coinsidence or my mind playing tricks on me.  Can anyone confirm that the Drixoral being shipped from Canada is the same formula, just in a different pacakage, as the one we were buying here as of a couple of months ago?

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  • Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    August 10, 2008
    Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    August 10, 2008

    Hi Nancy,

     

    Thank you for your question. I'm not sure who recommended that you buy medications from Canada, but I would hope that none of the experts on this site are recommending that to you. The FDA regulates the manufacturing of medications in the US, and has no control over Canada's procedures. It is possible that Canada is manufacturing a medication called Drixoral that has none of the same ingredients as the medication manufactured under that name in the United States. Check the active ingredients list. If the ingredients in Canadian Drixoral are not the same as the ingredients in the Drixoral you used to purchase here, you may not receive any benefits from the medication at all. Even if the ingredients match, they could be present in different doses or quantities. I would strongly recommend against buying medications from Canada in the future. Best of luck to you!

     

    Casey


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