Substitute For Drixoral

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browneyesblue Says:

Are any of the meds with same formula as Drixoral available anywhere? (Desihist SA, Dexaphen SA, Dexophed, Disobrom, Disophrol, Dixaphedrine, Drexophed SR, Drixomed, Drixoral, Duomine) Is the effect of Brompheniramine Maleate the same as Dexbrompheniramine Maleate? If so perhaps, Lodrane D-24 will work. Has anyone tried it yet? I'm fighting nausea, popping ears & wheezing while waiting for my pharmacy to get some. I'm so relieved to find I am not alone in only finding relief with Drixoral. Over the years, especially recently, I have tried others, but none do the job. Anyone having success with a substitute?

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sharon hall Says:

I have not found a subsitute for Drixoral that works either. I was glad to know that I too was not the only person suffering from allergies that only Drixoral seemed to help.

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jbfla Says:

I also have been looking for a replacement for Drixoral. I find that it has been the only drug that has worked for my sinus problems for over 20 years. I contacted the Distributor and they said it will be off the shelves for a year while they set up with a new manufacturer. PLEASE, PLEASE let me know if anyone finds a substitute with the same ingredients!

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paesano Says:

Lodrane 24D is a great product for relieving runny nose, sneezing, and congestion. It works fairly fast and sedation is minimal. It also has a really good drying effect.

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eric Says:

clortrimaton (chlorpheniramine maleate) is pretty good for the antihistimine, but it makes me a bit jittery

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efren Says:

Thanks for the info. Drixoral is the best allergy medicine that works for me too. Although, Benedryl allergy & sinus works fairly well, but not as good as Drixoral.

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carol glazier Says:

Does anyone know when or if Drixoral will be back on the shelves? Glad I am not the only one who relies on this medication for relief. Is there a comparable substitue?

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laurie Says:

I too need Drixoral. I tried to order through a Canada and they are unable to get it.

I researched online and found a few drugs that contain the same ingredients. Has anyone tried any of these?

12 Hour Cold
Desihist SA
Dexaphen SA

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jbfla Says:

I spoke with Schering Plough who is the distributor for Drixoral. They have said that they had to find a new manufacturer and that Drixoral will be off the shelves for approx. one year. Once the new mfg is up and running they will restart distribution.

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c. r. roach Says:

Going to be on the shelves in one year what are we suppose to do until then. I have taken it since in the 60's and nothing works like it has.

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lisa Says:

I just received my Drixoral from Canada. Two orders from two different on line drug stores. Paid .50 and .99 a pill. Worth the $$, no sinus problems, I feel normal again!!

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brenda Says:

I too am in need of Drixoral and have used this for over 20 years. It has been the only allergy medicine that gets rid of all my symptoms.
Are the allergy medicines recommended in these replies over the counter or prescription? I have tried Zyrtec and Zyrtec D, Allegra, Claritan D and all over the counters that I know of and none of them worked like Drixoral. Does anyone know a really good option with over-the counter?

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marcy Says:

Add me to those who can't seem to get by with anything but Drixoral. I have been trying Zyrtec-D but am finding that I am having insomnia issues, and I had tried Sudafed 12 hour a while ago, and it made me totally jittery.

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donna70128 Says:

My Allergy Doctor prescribed Drixoral for me in the '70's-virtually nothing has ever worked well for me but Drixoral.We need to form a Consumer's Group--it is ridiculous for the sufferers to have to go thru all this because some drug crazed punks decided to use our med to make their street drugs!!We'd be better off if a prescription was required.In desperation I tried Alavert but only with minor relief.

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Roy Says:

Brand names with the same active ingredients:
(Dexbrompheniramine + Pseudoephedrine)

- Dexaphen SA
- Disobrom
- Disophrol

Drugs containing similar active ingredients
(Brompheniramine + Pseudoephedrine):

- Allent
- Bromadrine TR
- Bromfenex
- Bromfenex PD
- Children's Dimetapp Cold and Allergy Elixir
- Endafed
- Iofed
- Iofed PD
- Lodrane 12
- Lodrane 12 D
- Lodrane 24
- Lodrane D
- Lodrane PD
- Lodrane XR
- M-Hist
- Respahist
- Rondec Syrup
- Touro A and H
- ULTRAbrom
- ULTRAbrom PD

Good luck & hope this helps! If you do find a comparable brand, please post back for everybody's benefit.

Please keep in mind that the above lists are simply general guidelines. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or availability of these meds in your area, and you will ultimately need to check with your doctor to ensure your own safety. We simply compiled the brand names listed in our database of drugs containing the same or simliar active ingredients in their formulation. One or more of them may be not even exist anymore.

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laurie Says:

I've tried everything. Nothing gets rid of the nausea. Mucinex works okay, but still not Drixoral. The Walgreens pharmist said it was taken off the shelves because one of the ingredients is used in making meth. Basically we all have to suffer because of the war on drugs. The pharmasist suggested asking my doctor for a prescription. I haven't tried yet.

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marcy Says:

I spoke with the manufacturer and it was not taken off the shelves due to drug abuse, it was taken off of the shelf because they are in the process of moving and rebuilding the lab that makes it. They anticipate that it will be back in distribution some time in 2009.

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sandy Says:

My sister & I are suffering too by the recent disappearance of DRIXORAL....we too have taken it since the 70's & nothing replaces it!!! Yeah, we have to suffer for the bad guys who abuse our legitimate antihistamine/decongestant!!! I have tried everything & haven't found a useful combination yet.......glad to see we're not the only ones disgusted w/pharmaceutical company......

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brenda ellison Says:

I have found some stilll available through a relative in Canada. There are a few places you can still get them there. Google Canadian Pharmacies. There is also a place called London Drugs in Canada that has them.

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juanita Says:

Thank God, I am not crazy. Everyone keeps telling me any of the over the counter meds should do the same thing and I tell them No, nothing works like drixoril. My sister says I'm addicted to it since when I stop taking it I get so sick: nausea, dizziness, and just plain sick feeling. I too have been trying other meds and only get minimal relief. It is true that misery loves company because I am glad I am not alone in this. I am a nurse and I have tried several combinations to find relief, nothing has worked so far, so good luck.

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cg Says:

Sandy, thanks for the info but when I looked up London Drugs online and submitted Drixoral the reply was that this is not available for online sales. I have been using Drixoral for many years and before that Chlor-Trimeton. Responses on this site including my own, sound desperate. We all sound like we are addicted and need it for our fix. Has it occured to anyone that maybe it has been withdrawn from the market for another reason. I really am beginning to wonder. Has this medication contributed to our inability for anything else to work and made us all addicted to something we can no longer buy. A year or more ago this company took Drixoral off the market for several months as they said they were reformulating the medication and now it's off again but for even longer. Am I being too suspicious for nothing or has anyone else thought this situation is rather strange? I've never heard of a drug company taking off medication for a year because they were moving their place of operation.

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