Avoiding Aspartame

Use of Aspartame by Pharmaceutical Companies

Source: Aspartame Research Group www.aspartame.ca

GM Aspartame is not only used in food, per se, but is also used in pharmaceutical products. You might be surprised by the number of products that contain aspartame. Frequently it is not listed on the outside of the package but in the small print on the slip of paper inside the package. If you find a product you bought contains this GM ingredient, return it to the store and insist on getting your money back or a substitute that does not contain GM aspartame.

The following products contain aspartame:

A.H. ROBBINS COMPANY, INC
Dimetap Cold and Allergy Chewable Tablets

BIO-PHARMACEUTICS
Childrens Chewable Acetiminophen

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
CEFZIL

EQUATE
Equate Chewable Vitamins Animal-Shaped (with Iron)

HALL LABORATORIES
Health Balance Childrens Chewable Multivitamin
Zoo Chews Animal-Shaped Chewable Multivitamin

H & PC PRODUCTS
Sugar Free Metamucil

JOHNSON AND JOHNSON PHARMACEUTICALS
Mylanta Natural Fiber Supplement, Sugar Free

LEDERLE LABORATORIES
Centrum, Jr. Vitamins

LIFELINE NUTRITIONAL: The following subsidiary lines contain aspartame:
Lucky Stores: Mediguard Childrens Multivitamin Supplement with Iron
P.Leiner: The following Leiner subsidiary products contain aspartame:
Carls Drug Co: CARLS DRUG Childrens Chewable Multivitamin
Malone & Hyde: HYDES PARK Childrens Chewable Multivitamin
Hills Dept Stores: HILLS Childrens Chewable Multivitamin
Kent Co: DART Childen's Chewable Multivitamin
Big B Discount Drugs: BIG B Childrens Chewable Multivitamin
LKS Products, Inc: MEDI-GUARD Childrens Chewable Multivitamins
Revco Drug Stores: REVCO Childrens Chewable Multivitamins
Longs Drug Stores: LONGS Children's Chewable Multivitamin
Gray Drug Fair, Inc: GRAY DRUG FAIR Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

L.PERRIGO: The following subsidiary product lines contain aspartame:
ECKERD Sugar Free Natural Fiber Laxative
PPAYLESS Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Laxative
LONGS Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Powder Laxative
PPAYLESS Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Powder Laxative
Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Powder
PERRY Drug Stores Sugar Free Natural Veg.Powder Bulk Laxative
RALEY'S Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Powder
RITE AID Sugar Free Regular Flavor Nat.Veg.Bulk Powder

MCNEIL CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Childrens TYLENOL acetaminophen Fruit Flavored Chewable Tablets
Childrens TYLENOL acetaminophen Grape Flavored Chewable Tablets
Childrens TYLENOL acetaminophen Cold Multi-Symptom Chewable Tablets
Junior Strength TYLENOL acetaminophen Fruit Flavored Chewable Tablets
Junior Strength TYLENOL acetaminophen Grape Flavored Chewable Tablets
Pediacare Cold-Allergy Tablets for Ages 6 to 12
Pediacare Cough-Cold Tablets for Ages 6 to 12
Pediacare Childrens Cold Relief Tablets
Tylenol Cold and Flu Hot Medication
Tylenol Cold and Flu No Drowsiness Formula Hot Medication
Childrens Chewable Co-Tylenol

MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITIONALS
Tempra 3 Chewable Tablets, 80mg acetaminophen tablet (3.3mg phenylalinine/tab)
Tempra 3 Double Strength Chewable Tablets, 160mg acetominophen (6.6mg Phen/tab)
GLAXO PHARMACEUTICALS: The following Glaxo product contains aspartame:
Zantac
Efferdose

MEDIGUARD
Mediguard Childens Multivitamin Supplement (Cherry, Orange and Grape)

MEIJER: The following Meijer product contains aspartame:
MeijerCircus Shapes (Complete with Calcium,Iron and Minerals)
MeijerCircus Shapes (with Iron)

MILES INCORPORATED
Alka-Seltzer Plus Night-time Cold Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold and Cough Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Sinus Allergy Medicine
Bugs Bunny Vitamin Products (ALL)
Flintstones Plus Calcium Multivitamin Supplement
Flintstones Complete Multivitamin Supplement
Flintstones Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

PENNEX PRODUCTS (Most introduced in 1987)
American Stores: SKAGGS ALPHA BETA Childrens Pain Reliever
Consumer Value Stores: CVS Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Drug Guild Dist: DRUG GUILD childrens anti-pain Chewable Tablets
First Nat'l Supermarkets: FINAST Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Greenbax Enterprises: PRICE-WISE Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Hannaford Bros: SHOP'N SAVE Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
J.C.Penny: TREASURY Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Kinney Drugs: KINNEY'S Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
LaVerdiere's Super Drug: LV ACTION SOOTHSALL Childrens Non-Aspirin
Legend Pharmaceuticals: LEGEND Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin P.R.
Malone & Hyde: HYDE PARK Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Marsh Supermarkets: MARSH Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Osco Drug: OSCO Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Pay'n Save Stores: PAY'N SAVE Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Penned Products: GOOD HEALTH Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Peoples Drug Stores: PEOPLES Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Piggly Wiggly Corp: PIGGLY WIGGLY Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin P.R.
Rite Aid Corp.: RITE AID Childrens Aceteminophen Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever
Scriver: SUPER TRU Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever (Acetaminophen)
Wegman's Food Markets: WEGMANS Childrens Chewable Acetaminophen

PERRIGO
Animal Shapes Chewable Vitamins Plus Extra C
Animal Shapes Chewable Vitamins Complete
Animal Shapes Chewable Vitamins With Iron

PHARMAVITE CORP
Eckard Drug: Childrens Chewable Multivitamin
Longs Drug Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

RALEY'S
Childrens Chewable Vitamins With Iron

SQUIBB
Squibcare Sugar Free Natural Fiber Laxative
Thrifty: Thrifty Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Laxative

WHITEHALL LABS
Childrens Anacin-3 Chewable Tablets
Cenci Powders:
Naturlax Natural Fiber Laxative
Lifeline Natural Fiber Laxative

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