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Pseudoephedrine 120mg switched to Rx
by Eui Kyoung Yoon (ekyeun@dreamdrug.com)
Published : Dec 19, 2013 13:18:18
Cold medicines with pseudoephedrine 120mg were switched to a prescription status on December 18.

Pharmacies shouldn’t sell those products as over-the-counter (OTC) and should attach reclassification stickers on them. If a violation is caught, the punishment will be followed.

Pharmacies are returning cold medicines with pseudoephedrine 120mg as the return won’t be accepted with the status change.

A community pharmacist in Kangnam, Seoul, said, “It is very unlikely that doctors prescribe cold medicines with pseudoephedrine 120mg. I will return those products and order OTC pseudoephedrine 30mg or 60mg”

Other pharmacist questioned, “low strength pseudoephedrine can be switched to prescription if it is used to make illegal substances, can’t it?”
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