Rant: It’s in my Medicine Box, but Does Not Exist

It’s cold season. Trust me on this one. The pill bottles have less than a day’s worth left.

All I want is Triaminic Chewable Cold and Allergy. It has antihistamine and decongestant, but nothing else. If I give this to the kids early, they don’t get the aches and pains. But it doesn’t exist. I’ll take different flavours or generic, but I need something the kids can chew and I hate liquids.

I don’t like the individual pills because:
a) One more thing to remember.
b) The timing is different. When we tried, we felt like a hospital. The combined have slightly different doses so it all works out.
c) It costs more. You pay more for the bottle than the medicine.

Same problem for the adults. The old box is Actifed. Not Actifed-Plus, just Actifed.

I asked the pharmacist at two different stores. Ten different brands, all with identical contents. None of what I want. I finally, on my own, found a different brand. Not quite the same chemicals, but similar class. Dimetapp Kids Chewables something.

What if we were allergic to acetaminophen?



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