Frank Buckley the founder's son and the company 's current pitchman will become a consultant, and a company owned by the Buckley family will continue to make the cough medicine under contract from Novartis.
I tried this and it made me physically ill. I opened a new bottle took a swig and about 1/2 later it came back up. I was unable to leave my bed for 2 days. Needless to say I threw the bottle away. Delsym is a much better tasting effective cough medicine but the store was out so I picked this. Do not make the same mistake I did.
Since 1919 Buckley's, an iconic Canadian cough and cold mixture, has lived up to its promise that it tastes awful and it works. And, given the winter weather in the northern climes of Canada, a cold medicine that works is important.
Brian> Few domestic brands in this country have the same equity, recognition and respect that Buckley's has. Fewer still have been going strong for 100 years. Say the word 'Buckley's', and most Canadians will answer with the brand's long-running tagline 'It tastes awful. And it works.' It really does taste awful. And it really does work. That matters in a cold climate like ours that has a tough cold and flu season. Buckley's is no-nonsense, tells-it-like-it-is medicine, and Canadians value that kind of honesty. And for an over-the-counter pharma brand, it has always staked out more of a humorous, irreverent tone than other cough and cold medicines, which has also endeared it to Canadian consumers over the years.
Not all types of cough medicine are safe to use in people with high blood pressure. Some can increase blood pressure, which can be dangerous if you already have hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors.
Decongestants (medicines that often contain ingredients like pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, phenylephrine, naphazoline, or oxymetazoline) work by narrowing blood vessels and allowing less fluid into the sinuses. This can dry up mucus and reduce cough. But constricting blood vessels can exacerbate high blood pressure or heart disease if you already have the condition.
Cough medicine and antihistamines are two of the most commonly purchased over-the-counter medications available. Illnesses that cause coughing like colds and the flu are passed around constantly among the public, and allergies to airborne substances like pet dander and plant pollen are very common afflictions.
When it comes to cough medicines, there are special risks to consider if the drug contains codeine. Codeine is an opioid used to treat pain, diarrhea, and coughing, and it is therefore a popular ingredient in cough medicine. Because opioid use can cause a euphoric feeling, cough syrup containing codeine became very popular for misuse until the government began to regulate it more strictly, requiring it to be kept behind the pharmacy counter and tracking how much each individual shopper purchases. 59ce067264