Friday, November 14, 2008

Got the No Drixoral Drips

Fall has arrived and so has my seasonal cold. I've been using the wonder drug of my choice for close to 20 years when I get all stuffed up. Ah, the agony of the cold season is upon us.

I limped up to the pharmacy counter just the other day to restock my supply of Drixoral. In between my nose blowing and sniffles, I asked the pharmacist for my wonder drug. Nope. Can't do it.

What? No Drixoral? Has there been a run on the only decongestant that really works for me? He said it hasn't been available in months.

So, I blew my noise and went home to my trusty computer to see if there was a problem or if it was just that particular pharmacy. Arrrrgggghhhhh.

Blogs everywhere say "No Drixoral." After the tears stopped, and I blew my now doubly stuffed nose, I went to the site of the manufacturer, Schering Plough.

Their excuse? And I quote- "We are in the process of changing our manufacturing location for our product. Although multiple solutions are being pursued, it is unlikely product will be available in 2009. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We can offer several alternatives in the meantime."

Sorry. Don't buy it. This great big pharmaceutical company would have us believe that they didn't cross all their t's and dot their i's with the FDA BEFORE they changed production sites. I don't think so. Come on. Now they say it is not likely there will be most likely be no Drixoral until 2010? Yeah. Right.

They recommend using a lesser drug. A drug that works- but doesn't work as well as my beloved Drixoral.

Come on, Schering gurus, be brave and give all suffering Americans the truth. Will you give us our nasal stuffiness relief in the formulation that is proven to work so well? Or will you succumb to government pressure to reformulate it so it doesn't work worth a hoot? By golly, we already are forced to sign away our first born and our inheritance just to get some decent decongestants.

Please save our stuffy noses. Please give us back our wonder drug, Drixoral. Please help me lose my drips.


Anonymous said...

Yay! This is ridiculous and Schering Plough's removal of the drug without notice is criminal.

Anonymous said...

I think this has more to do with the fact that since this drug went behind the pharmacy counter to counter meth labs, the sales dropped so dramatically Schering/Plough decided to pull it. Back in the old days there were even generic versions of this drug, but no more. It's a darned shame, because I've been using it for 30 years and it is still more effective than anything else on the market. Too bad it can't go back to prescription only status.

Anonymous said...

Most likely drixoral has been taken off the market for some reason. Few of the pharmacies are selling drixoral from Canada. I called up this company and found it is available in canada. I am not sure how true is that. Can someone let me know or have bought it from Canada?

Anonymous said...

Can someone give som idea or some company where Drixoral can be bought from. I only see one name on this post.

susan said...

i was crushed today when I went to the Pharmacy to get my wonder drug Drixoral!! Even the pharmacist said she loved it...she suggested a couple of things that of course I bought...but it doesn't work as well...this sucks!! or this drips!!