Local pharmacist seeks to educate on alternative to pseudoephedrine
Apr 25, 2012 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the Editor:

My name is Jim Mullen, I am an active practicing pharmacist, 35 years total, in and around the Cadiz area.

I agree with Governor Beshear’s assessment of pseudoephedrine and his signing of Senate Bill 3, that is, requiring pseudoephedrine to be prescription only. He is correct in saying it is a good step for families and local communities. Every day I work I see the abuse of the purchase of this drug for 杜eth use.

Law enforcement officers Chief Hollis Alexander and Sheriff Ray Burnam were not 100 percent sure because it limits some people from obtaining 鄭dvil Cold and Sinus as an example of what now needs to be prescription.

My goal is to add to Chief Alexander and Sheriff Burnam comments to say there is an alternative to Sudafed. Medication such as Sudafed PE contains another successful decongestant, phenylepherine. Similar in action to Sudafed, it has the same efficacy and side effects as Sudafed, without the hype of methamphetamine involvement, probably why you don’t know much about it. Phenylepherine also comes in combination with antihistamines and medication such as Advil for inflammation. I know SaveOn Drug stocks this medication as an example. So ask your Pharmacist about the Sudafed alternative. It is safe and it works but use as directed on the label.

I hope I don’t sound like a TV commercial, but there is another way. Consult your Doctor if needed however.

Jim Mullen, RPh
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