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How to Spot Fake Pain Killers, Diarrhea and Cold Medicine

Here's a visual guide from the FDA.
by Arianne Merez
Nov 3, 2020
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The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers Tuesday against buying fake medicine as it noted the possible health risks.

Consumers should only buy medicine from FDA-licensed establishments, the regulator said in an advisory.

The FDA noted signs to look out for in some of the most common over-the-counter medicines to check whether these are real or fake:

1. Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan®) 500mg Tablet

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2.  Loperamide (Diatabs®) 2mg Capsule

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3. Carbocisteine (Solmux®) 500mg Capsule

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4. Phenylephrine HCl / Chlorphenamine Maleate / Paracetamol (Neozep® Forte) 10mg/2mg/500mg Tablet

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