Posted 21 July 2017 - 02:02 PM
I came to spread the news that makers of OTC meds have begun adding calcium to them.
They apparently think this is a selling point. They list the amount of calcium as if it was a nutrition label. Next time I'm at the drugstore I'll try to remember to take a picture to attach here.
They apparently don't know or don't care that calcium stimulates acid production, that many Americans are sensitive to acid, and people with allergies tend to be sensitive to acid.
I was taking benadryl at night for a year with no problems. I took it to sleep and it also helped my allergies.
Recently my stomach was upset for a month. What's going on here? Eventually I noticed the ingredient label on my generic benadryl: dibasic calcium phosphate.
I had also ordered a big bottle of chlorphen from Amazon - guess what? Also dibasic calcium phosphate!
So discouraging that the people who make meds put all kinds of garbage in them! Haven't they been trained? Don't they read medical literature?
How do they not know benadryl and chlorphen are allergy meds and people with allergies are sensitive to acid???
I think it's one of two things: Either they don't care, or they're hoping to sell us stomach meds when other meds upset our stomachs.
I guess I'll have to start my own drug company to get the meds I need in formulations that don't tear up my stomach.