Babies and ChildrenDalsy sale is suspended due to an error in the prospectus. Are there...

Dalsy sale is suspended due to an error in the prospectus. Are there alternatives?

Find out what are the main alternatives to Dalsy, the popular children’s syrup, after it has been withdrawn from sale due to an error found in its package insert.

One of the most widely used drugs by babies and children of all ages known as Dalsy has suffered a serious setback. The Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS), a body that depends directly on the Ministry of Health, has just confirmed that it will  stop the distribution of this medicine until further notice.

This decision is due to an error in the package insert for the product “Dalsy 20mg / ml oral suspension”. It is worth mentioning that the six batches produced with this errata have not been distributed at any time in the national market and therefore are blocked waiting for them to be “reconditioned”.

In this sense, over the next few weeks, around 143,000 new Dalsy units will begin to be produced and distributed (without this prospectus error), with which it is expected to cut a large part of the monthly demand that exists throughout the entire national territory.

Does this mean that consumers in the meantime cannot give their children a dose of this drug until further notice? Nothing is further from reality. The Ministry of Health itself has just recalled that there are currently 21 other drugs with the same composition and quantity as Dalsy, and that in most cases they are also used for feverish periods or any stomach pain in childhood.

What alternatives are there for Dalsy? We have up to 21 options

Now that we have known the reality of the facts, we have found it interesting to propose some alternatives to Dalsy that offer practically the same result and that can also be found in all pharmacies without any problem.

In short, we must remain calm after this news, since there is “life beyond” apart from this drug. Therefore, below we advise you to take a pencil and paper and write down the following medications that have been postulated as a real alternative to Dalsy:

ALGIDRIN PEDIATRIC 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION
·            BYNER 20 mg/ml SUSPENSIÓN ORAL EFG
PEDIATRIC DOLORAC 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION
FIEDOSIN 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION
IBLASIN 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION
·             IBUPIRAC 20 mg/ml SUSPENSIÓN ORAL
IBUPROFENO ALDO-UNIÓN 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION EFG
·             IBUPROFENO APOTEX 20 mg/ml SUSPENSIÓN ORAL EFG
IBUPROFEN BENEL 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION
IBUPROFEN CODRAMOL 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION EFG
· IBUPROFENO FARMALID 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION. EFG
IBUPROFEN KERN PHARMA 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION EFG
· IBUPROFEN NORMON 20 mg / ml EFG ORAL SUSPENSION
IBUPROFEN WINADOL 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION EFG
PEDIATRIC NUROFEN 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION ORANGE FLAVOR
·             PAIDOFEBRIL 20 mg/ml SUSPENSIÓN ORAL
PIREXIN 20 mg / ml ORAL SUSPENSION

Most of these products have the same composition as this medically required from circulation. Although perhaps they may have a less sweet or fruity taste than the famous Dalsy. Here it also depends on the product we buy and the brand. It should also be noted that they come in containers of 20 mg / ml each.

And if you have any doubts, the best we can do is consult our trusted pediatrician or doctor so that he or she can give a more exhaustive diagnosis of our child and thus obtain a more specific treatment for them.

In summary, we can say that there are many “brand” drugs like Dalsy that have established themselves very well in the market due to their great demand and acceptance during the last decades. However, in many cases everything is due to a mere marketing and advertising strategy of the company itself to make us understand that its  medicine provides more beneficial and immediate effects than those of its maximum competition.

However, as we have been commenting throughout this article, there are generic drugs with the same composition and size that have the same function as Dalsy. And on top of that they come out at a much more affordable price.

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