I believe that Tuss-ornade is an old allergy medication and am wondering if it's still made and still being used by physicians. My Mother says that she once took this medication and that it was for allergies. I'm wondering if she's remembering correctly or has confused this medication with something else that she once took. Any clarification that I can get regarding this medication and if it should be included on her current medications list as a medication that she's allergic to or if I can now leave it off her list.
Leprechaun NO TUSS ORNADE SKF MANUFACTURE AND ALL GENERICS WERE removed from the market many years ago..same with just the plain ORNADE..both are no longer avalilble generic or brand i am really sorry but i can't remember why but part was abuse of ingred.in them being made into street drugs and also the fda put them on the non effective list.
hope this helps Chuck Wise sr. Retired Pharmacy Techniecian Cpht Oregon
I remember Ornade and Tuss Ornade from when I was young. It was a very effective drug for me when I had sinus infections or drainage. I really missed it. If anyone knows a good alternative, I'd love to hear it. Also, if someone knows why it was removed from market and if there is anyway to appeal to the industry to bring it back or look at it's characteristics to develop an acceptable replacement, I'd love to hear it. Thank you.
Leave it off the list. Ornade, Tuss-Ornade are no longer available in the US. To be sure, an allergy to any of the ingredients would be extremely rare and on this subject, everyone of us should be clear about the drugs (foods, chemicals, etc. ) to which he/she is truly allergic or just plain-old sensitive. No guessing about one’s “allergies” as this kind of wish-washy reporting can put a caregiver in the position of avoiding an otherwise safe drug & instead choosing a more expensive or even toxic alternative.
Tuss-Ornade, Ru-Tuss & other members of a whole group of combination drugs, both OTC & legend, were highly effective in their treatment of the symptoms from head colds & allergies. I couldn’t have practiced dentistry during hay-fever season without them. The anti-muscarinic component was guaranteed to stop secretions—dry you up so when you blinked, your eyeballs would squeak!
The PPA ingredient, an amphetamine derivative, opened the nasal & sinus passages so your stuffed-up nose soon felt as open as a 2-car garage!
Alas, these effects (don’t call them “side-effects”) could spell trouble for the elderly/infirm, the overly sensitive, the self-abusive, or the less mentally stable among us and in deference to them, we’re all deprived of an entire class of very effective drugs. Granted, the above ingredients, esp. in combination, would space-out any one of us and present a real danger to drivers & operators.
So, forget about finding those wonderful fixed combination medications for the symtomatic relief from colds & allergies and —after completing a couple of college degrees— go make some of your own.
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