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Actifed Availability


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Cold and Allergy season is upon us, but due to governmental policy changes in recent years, a common over-the-counter medication many of us are familiar with, Actifed, is no longer available. Luckily, generic alternatives that vary slightly from the original formula are available in products, such as Quality Choice Cold and Allergy Medication. The formula modification has been performed in response to the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 and has affected a number of national brands.

What is the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005?

Due to the increased manufacture and use of the illegal drug Methamphetamine, products containing chemicals like pseudoephedrine, found in the original Actifed formula, have been changed to behind-the-counter medications. This means that although they may be distributed without a prescription, the sale of such products must be logged including the buyer’s name, quantity, date, address, time, and valid identification must be presented.

Generic Actifed


Quality Choice Cold and Allergy

In response to these policy changes, though Actifed is no longer available, companies such as Quality Choice have designed a product that will meet FDA regulations while still providing relief from allergy symptoms. Quality Choice Cold and Allergy medication features the same 24 count package with decongestants and antihistamines to relieve the toughest symptoms, just without pseudoephedrine.

How does Actifed Availability affect you?

As there is a reliable alternative to the original Actifed formula, there is no reason to suffer from difficult cold and allergy symptoms. Even better yet, the generic alternative costs anywhere from 25-50% less than the original product making it a more cost effective solution.

Where can I find a Generic Actifed?

Mountainside Medical Equipment is proud to be selected as one of the few distributors trusted to deliver Quality Choice Cold and Allergy tablets to you. Due to extensive negotiations with manufacturers, we are able to extend the most affordable pricing for an effective Actifed alternative.

Order Quality Choice Cold and Allergy Tablets online today and save!

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'Actifed Availability' have 3 comments

  1. October 9, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    The alternative DOES NOT work. It is just the same old garbage.

  2. October 31, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    Generic drugs DO NOT have to contain the same active ingredients – this “generic form of Actifed” does not contain Actifed’s active ingredients – IT DOES NOT WORK like Actifed because IT IS NOT ACTIFED’!!!!!!!!!

  3. May 14, 2014 @ 7:38 pm

    Generic actifed does not work and it cost me more
    Then the original and I got so sick it did not help at all
    I had used actifed before it came over the counter when I had to get a
    Script for it I do not care if I have to get a script just tell
    Me if I can get it with a script I just want to get some and not a
    Generic brand thank you keep me well I want actifed I’ll take the script

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