Theraflu was discontinued because pseudoephedrine, an ingredient in the drug was used to produce methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is a psychostimulant that increases alertness, increase in libido, induces euphoria and increases concentration and is not recommended for use. However, alternative formulations have been put to the market.
The plant that manufactures Theraflu, in Nebraska, was shut down to fix FDA issues. Hopefully it comes back. Several products were affected. Has nothing to do with China or pseudophedrine. It is made right here in the USA.
It's on a temporary distribution hold because the plant in Lincoln Nebraska didn't pass FDA inspection. There was no recall, had nothing to do with China or any of the ingredients. Go go Theraflu website!! If you have questions about anything try going to their webpage first. DONT ASSUME!
All the generics were taken off the shelves too so I think it has something to do with the ingredients. I asked my pharmacist and he told me that it was being recalled and also their generic brand too. Why when something like this works so well they take it off?
PS: I can't find it in any Walgreen , CVS or Walmart, ..!!!!
I'll tell you why it's been taken off the market. The product is wonderful and has been for yrs. It knocks the symptoms down to nothing. Making it bearable to have the flu. "Since it interferes with the pharmaceutical companies and profits, visits to the doctor".. Quote: "could be more money for each of them". "It was pulled from the shelf". "So you the people would have to seek the doctor to get a prescription for "Tamiflu".." unquote".. All summed up it means it forced you to the doctor so "THEY" could get a piece of the action. That is exactly what happened! The product was very good almost to good. I will tell you what to do, go to Rite Aid and get The liquid daytime or night time Flu relief therapy. It works well, not as good as theraflu but it makes it bearable also. Don't see the doctor unless your dehydrated, running a super high fever or absolutely not eating anything at all. The flu has to run it's course and nothing will stop it. Drink lots of fluids. Milkshakes without milk,use juice instead, whole banana, strawberries, a source of protein shake formula with lots of vitamins (powder form flavored) and lots of ice. Blend very fine. It is refreshing and nutritious.
yeah the answer is that once knowledge of THERAFLU effectiveness was discovered the pricks stole it so that they could give it to their pharmacy's so they could make all the money just like every and any other element that is effective. they won't quit until we the people stop them! "It don't do you any good to complain because half the people you complain to don't give a damn and the other half are glad it happened to you" Tony Otis
Hate to break it to you guys but the Theraflu brand is owned by Novartis, a large pharmaceutical company and they make quite a lot of money off of it. So it was not pulled from the shelves because it "interferes with pharmaceutical companies" profits. It truly was a recall due to the plant failing the FDA inspection.
This is the truth why Theraflu is no longer available. Straight from the TheraFlu website on the recall link. http://www.theraflu.com/index.shtml Having Trouble Finding Theraflu® Products? Novartis OTC is conducting maintenance and improvements at our Lincoln, Nebraska facility, which manufactures TheraFlu®. As a result, we are experiencing a supply disruption at some retailers and Theraflu® may be temporarily unavailable. We are working as quickly as we can to return these products back on to store shelves. We ask that you check back periodically for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you, and appreciate your patience and loyalty. http://www.novartis-otc.com/brand.html#theraflu I sure do miss it…. It should be back soon
Same thing happened to their Excedrin Extra Strength 2 yrs ago and it took the manufacturer over a YEAR to get it back on the shelves! They drag out their timeframe and you'll check weekly...and be disappointed weekly! I guess they don't tell you the ACTUAL wait time because they're afraid a competitor will jump in & take over market share!
The above answers all seem to be at least a little wrong. If it is the factory in Nebraska, then why does EVERY generic also disappear and why didn't they tell the distributors when they will get it back? If it is something in it that they could make meth with, why hasn't a single news report mentioned it in 9 to 13 months it has been off the shelf. And I am sick of them pulling OTC drugs off the shelf because some yahoo can make meth with it, just make it only available 1 to a customer with ID. This country used to fight back against drugs, now we roll over and ruin the honest peoples lives. Bring back Theraflu NOW!!!