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02/01/10 H! My Mother is 89 years old and was taking dorxial

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02/01/10
H! My Mother is 89 years old and was taking dorxial (?) a deconjestion sinus tablet green in color. This has since been taken off the market and nothing seems to be working for her is there anything that has the same stuff in it. She was taking two a day for the past 20+ years and was good. She just got over a really bad chest cold and the doctor has her on a ventilator every couple of day ( now it is only every two days) anyway the dorixol kept her sinus and ears clear not she is having problems hearing. this happened a couple of years ago and the dorixal cleared this problem up. They are putting drops in her ears and will flush them in a couple of days. Can you advise me on this
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

 

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Drixoral was a combination of dexbrompheniramine (an allergy medication) and pseudoephedrine (a decongestant). The problem with taking pseudoephrine is that it increases blood pressure. Dexbrompheniramine and pseudoephedrine may still be available as the names and suppliers below. You can ask your pharmacist to order it if they don't stock it.

 

  • 12 Hour Antihistamine Nasal Decongestant - United Research Laboratories
  • 12 Hour Cold - Goldline
  • Afrinex - Schering-Plough
  • Ami-Drix - Amide Pharmaceuticals
  • Brompheril - Copley Pharmaceuticals
  • Cheracol Sinus - Shire
  • Constipal - Schering-Plough
  • Dexaphen-SA - The Harvard Drug Group
  • Disobrom - Novartis; Pan-Well Trading; Sandoz
  • Disofrin - Schering-Plough
  • Disofrol - Schering-Plough; Essex
  • Disophrol - Schering-Plough; Aesca; Bayer Schering Pharma; Teva
  • Drixomed - Iopharm Laboratories
  • Drixtab - Schering-Plough; Bayer Schering Pharma
  • Par-Drix - Parmed Pharmaceuticals
  • Resporal - Pioneer Pharmaceuticals
  • Rinafort - Schering-Plough; Zuellig Pharma
  • Winter AP - Merck
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    The doctor must have found impacted wax in her ears. The drops are to soften the wax so it can be washed out when they are flushed.

     



    Edited by Schuyler_ANP on 2/1/2010 at 8:52 PM EST