Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant says he asked a pharmacists association to provide a list of over-the-counter medicines that would and would not be affected by Mississippi's proposed new law on pseudoephedrine.
A measure in the state House and Senate seeks to make some current over-the-counter cold medications available only by prescription, because they contain pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient used to make illegal methamphetamine.
“Misinformation is being used to try and defeat legislation that would strike a blow at manufacturing crystal methamphetamine in Mississippi," said Bryant.
SB 2339 and HB 512 are currently on the calendar to be taken up in both chambers.
Bryant said he asked the Mississippi Independent Pharmacists Association to provide a list of those drugs that would be affected by the legislation and those products that will continue to be available on the shelf without the need for a prescription.
Pseudoephedrine products found in a typical retail pharmacy that would require a prescription if made a Schedule III Drug:
1. Advil Cold and Sinus
2. Aleve D
4. Claritin D
5. Mucinex D
6. Nyquil D
9. Tylenol Sinus Severe Cold
10. Zyrtec D
These products would not require a prescription:
1. Tylenol Sinus Congestion and Pain
2. Tylenol Sinus Day/Night
3. Comtrex Cold & Cough Night
4. Alka Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
5. Alka Seltzer Plus Night Cold
6. Dayquil Cold & Flu
7. Mucus Relief Sinus ( generic Mucinex D)
8. Theraflu Severe Cough/Cold
9. Theraflu Severe Day & Night
10. Theraflu Flu & Sore Throat
12. Sine Off Multi Symptom
13. Sine Off Sinus/Cold
14. Sine Off Max Strength
15. Comtrex Severe Cold & Sinus
16. Contac Cold & Flu
17. Tylenol Cold Multi Symptom Severe
18. Dristan Cold
19. Sudafed PE Sinus Headache
20. Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant
21. Sudafed PE Severe Cold
22. Theraflu Multi Symptom
23. Zicam Multi Symptom Cold & Flu
24. Robitussin Night
(Source: Independent Pharmacist Association)