Theraflu

Theraflu

TheraFlu is a brand of over-the-counter cold and flu medicines, from Novartis that contain different groupings of various cold and flu symptom medications. The original version of TheraFlu (Novartis) contained Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) (1000 mg), Chlorpheniramine maleate (4 mg), Dextromethorphan hydrobromide (30 mg), and Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (60 mg). A Canadian version is sold as Neo Citran. A British company, Reckitt Benckiser, markets a similar product as Lemsip (Lemsip is sold in several flavors and contains 650mg Paracetamol, and 10mg Phenylephrine hydrochloride). They also sell Theraflu Warming Relief in day and nighttime varieties, which contain alcohol and Acetaminophen.

Because Pseudoephedrine is used in the production of Methamphetamine, the original formula has been removed from production and a number of alternative formulations have been brought to market. Many users however consider the old TheraFlu formula to be more effective than the new formulations. The primary difference between the old versions and the new is the substitution of phenylephrine hydrochloride for the Pseudoephedrine.

Theraflu is produced in several forms and flavors, but is best known for its original powder form which is mixed with hot water and then consumed as a beverage. Other forms include "SoftGel", syrup, and strips similar to Listerine PocketPaks breath fresheners.

External links

* [http://www.novartis.com novartis.com] - Novartis
* [http://www.theraflu.com theraflu.com] - Theraflu


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