Not easy to get drug ingredient listing!

3 replies [Last post]
By jillsmom on Tue, 03-12-02, 20:54

I've never had reason before, but I tried to get ingredients on a drug today, and have had a VERY FRUSTRATING time!
I'm sure there's a reason... like maybe I want to somehow duplicate this drug...NOT!
My daughter seems to be having allergic reactions to Prevacid, I didn't assume it was the medicinal part of the drug, because I don't think it usually has the tendency to do so, so I tried to get an ingredient listing, I assumed it was one of her currently known allergens. The drug company, first told me they couldn,t give me the ingredients, but if I gave them her allergens, they would check it out and get back to me. I wasn't very happy with that, but turns out they couldn't even give me that info. The info can only be given out to a medical personnel(I'm an RN, but I knew that wouldn't count).
Then, I called my pharmacist, who was pretty vague with the ingredient list. I can't call my pediatrician today, because she only works M-W-F. I'll contact her tomorrow, so for now I have to vent here!!!!! SORRY!!!

Does anyone have any suggestions???




Groups: None
By Heather2 on Tue, 03-12-02, 21:24

Who is the company that is giving you such a hard time? Gee, my son had a reaction to Pediazole 2 weeks ago and I got a completely different reaction from Ross/Abbott than you are getting. They have a woman whose job it is to track allergic reactions and she called me back with the ingredients and took down a lot of information about what happened. Turns out it is the sulfer that he is allergic to. I don't have any suggestions other than to tell this company that you're dealing with how other pharma. companies handle the situation.

Groups: None
By jillsmom on Tue, 03-12-02, 22:23

Heather2: Thanks! That's REALLY INTERESTING!!
I too, was talking to Abbott! The Canadian 1-800 number though, since I'm in Canada. I wonder what the chances are, that it has the same ingredients as the US version? I'd be tempted to call a US number.



Groups: None
By Heather2 on Wed, 03-13-02, 14:19

That is interesting. I've looked through my papers for contact information for you but I can't find it. I have a bad habbit of writing down information on little scraps of paper and then throwing them away. I'll keep looking for you, though.

Groups: None

Peanut Free and Nut Free Directory

Peanut-Free/Nut-Free Directory

Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.

Close x

Sign up for our newsletter and receive a free peanut-free snack guide.

Stay on top of your allergy with recipes, lifestyle tips and more.

Email Social



Where do you get your peanut allergy information?
The internet
My allergist
Friends or family
Total votes: 6