Terpin Hydrate

Category: Allergies, Cough & Cold

Terpin, used as the hydrate (terpin·H2O), is an expectorant, used to loosen mucus in patients with bronchitis and related conditions. It is derived from sources such as turpentine, oregano, thyme, and eucalyptus. It was used in the United States in the late nineteenth century, but was removed from marketed medications in the 1990s after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found a lack of evidence of safety and effectiveness.[1] Elixirs of terpin hydrate are still avail... [wikipedia]

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