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Q: cough medicine ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: cough medicine
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: bigtee-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 19 Nov 2002 11:17 PST
Expires: 20 Nov 2002 08:41 PST
Question ID: 110723
Where can I buy Terpin Hydrate?  It is an over the counter medicine.

Request for Question Clarification by shivreddy-ga on 19 Nov 2002 13:35 PST

You can find some manufacturers and suppliers at this link,

If you are looking for similar information as that provided here,
please indicate accordingly so that I can return to you with a
satisfactory answer.

Shiv Reddy

Clarification of Question by bigtee-ga on 19 Nov 2002 20:28 PST
Thank you for the web site of the Sourcerer and the four companies it
provided.  But my gut tells me that the companies represent wholesale.

I am looking for a bottle or two for the medicine cabinet.  I was
often given it  when I was a child.  It worked wonders on the mucus. 
Perhaps that is why it is so hard to find.  Too much of a good thing!

Forgive me for not being clearer.

Request for Question Clarification by tar_heel_v-ga on 20 Nov 2002 07:51 PST

Chances are the medicine you were given was Elixir of Terpin Hydrate. 
This particular product is no longer available as the FDA, as
pinkfreud has pointed out in her comment below, determined it was
ineffective as an expectorant as a single treatment, or, in other
words, without additional medication included.


Clarification of Question by bigtee-ga on 20 Nov 2002 08:40 PST
I thank each of you for your efforts in trying to solve my Terpin
Hydrate question.

If you should ever have a bad cough in your travels, and should come
across Terpin Hydrate try it.  It may surprise you by its
effectiveness on mucus.

Again, thanks for your help.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: cough medicine
From: pinkfreud-ga on 19 Nov 2002 12:00 PST
" the early 90s, the FDA came to the conclusion that terpin
hydrate really was not an effective product and had it taken off the
Subject: Re: cough medicine
From: tar_heel_v-ga on 19 Nov 2002 13:29 PST
Actually, terpin hydrate is available as an ingredient in some over
the counter medications and terpin hydrate with codeine is still
prescriped and mixed by pharmacies.  Elixir of Terpin Hydrate, fondly
known as GI Gin because of the high alcohol content, was removed.

Bigtee, are you looking for Terpin Hydrate as a stand alone medication
or OTC medications that have terpin hydrate as an ingredient?


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