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 Post subject: Over the counter medicine type stuff
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:10 am 
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I know lots of people need to to take medicines that aren't vegan. This isn't about that. I wondered if there are vegan stuffs available for minor ailments, like (in my case at the moment) cough medicines, throat sweets, headache tablets, tummy upset stuff. I very rarely take anything but this cough is doing my head in. I found some cough medicine in our bathroom cabinet but I was far less bothered by the honey than the expiry date of 1997!

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 Post subject: Re: Over the counter medicine type stuff
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:32 am 
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Halls Soothers are mostly (all?) vegan. The Cadbury's website states which:

http://nutrition.cadbury.co.uk/epages/S ... cts/785097

I'm pretty sure that Covonia's website used to state that some of their products were vegan, but they've now helpfully gone down the route of having a shiitake site. Of all the major brands however they're the one that is most likely to be suitable.

Ibruprofen / Paracetemol wise we tend to use generic non-lactose/geletine containing tablets from companies we don't boycott. Someone contacted a load of manufacturers years ago and found only one obscure supplier willing to say "vegan".

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Oh god, will I have to sing Covonia if I get that one???

Thanks for the useful info though.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:53 am 
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Veganin is really good for period pain and headaches, and is marketed as suitable for vegetarians and vegans (well, it would be if anyone bothered marketing it). Paracetamol + codeine + caffeine.

eta: this is probably the obscure manufacturer Mr Flibble mentioned. I went in to my local chemist and asked for it by name and they had it, but behind the counter.

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 Post subject: Re: Over the counter medicine type stuff
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mendelian wrote:
Paracetamol + codeine + caffeine.


I love over-the-counter medicine in the UK. Dang, guys.

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mendelian wrote:
Paracetamol + codeine + caffeine.


I love over-the-counter medicine in the UK. Dang, guys.


Yeah, they'll happily sell us shiitake that can kill, but god forbid we try and buy liquid smoke...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:00 pm 
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mendelian wrote:
Veganin is really good for period pain and headaches, and is marketed as suitable for vegetarians and vegans (well, it would be if anyone bothered marketing it). Paracetamol + codeine + caffeine.


Thanks! Will keep an eye out. Codeine is the good stuff :)

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buttercup syrup is vegan.

and it's produced by chefaro ltd, the makers of veganin.
and i prefer the taste of it to covonia too!

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The vegan society has a page listing meds that are vegan, ingredients wise. Several major brands listed. I van look for it later when I'm not on my fiddly phone, if no one else links it before then.


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 Post subject: Re: Over the counter medicine type stuff
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Thaaar ye go:

http://www.vegansociety.com/healthcare/ ... tions.aspx

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Ta. I found this when pg and going mad with heartburn. Not a long list but still pretty handy


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the only over the counter meds we have are a bottle of Bayer aspirin bought in '97 in Canada and a packet of Lemsip which is not vegan ... I could get some Beecham hot lemon something to replace it ... it needs tossing anyway as it is as old as the aspirin ...

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Tunes are vegan: http://www.wrigley.com/uk/brands/tunes.aspx - if you expand the nutritional info, its listed on the left

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