Stiftung Warentest with prescription drugs: a lot of funds just "inadequate" 2

Stiftung Warentest with prescription drugs: a lot of funds just "inadequate"

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Stiftung Warentest tested 2,000 drugs – about 500 was not recommended. This includes agents such as Wick MediNait, Aspirin Complex or Thomapyrin.

In Germany, around 100,000 drugs are currently approved on the market, many of which are available only on prescription but the remainder can be purchased without prescription.

Stiftung Warentest tested 2,000 prescription drugs – and became one of them shocking result: About 500 drugs, and a quarter of the tested agents, got the verdict "a bit inappropriate" by drug experts on the consumer portal.

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Stiftung Warentest judges so many prescription drugs "a bit inappropriate"because he claims to test differently than the regulatory body." Accordingly, manufacturers' efficiency studies meet the requirements Experts Stiftung Warentest not. "Tests are often too short," said Gerd Glaeske, a pharmaceutical and independent expert at Stiftung Warentest. "Side effects, which often occur after prolonged swallowing, can not be recognized."

In our review you will find some prescription drugs, which the Stiftung Warentest experts considered to be "inadequate".

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Doregrippin tablets

It is not a delicate combination of pain medication and stimulating agent that is distributed over the bloodstream throughout the body and should also lift the mucous membrane.

Grippostad C capsules

It is not a meaningful combination, among other things, a pain killer and tired antihistamines, which is distributed through the blood throughout the body and also needs to lift the mucous membrane.

WICK DayMed Combi Cold Drink

It is not a meaningful combination of, among other things, pain, cough and stimulating agent, which is distributed through the blood throughout the body and should also lift the mucous membrane.

WICK DayMed Cold Capsules

It is not a meaningful combination of pain, cough and stimulating agent, which is distributed through the blood throughout the body and also needs to nose the mucous membrane.

WICK MediNait cold syrup for the night

Not a delicate combination of pain, cough and soothing and stimulating agent, which is distributed through the blood throughout the body and should also lift the mucous membrane. Contains alcohol.

Aspirin complex granules

It is not a delicate combination of pain killers and stimulants, which spread throughout the body of the blood and should also lift the mucous membrane.

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Dolo-Dobendan pastilles

Not a meaningful combination. Antiseptics such as cetylpyridinium chloride are incomplete or even ineffective against the virus. Bacteria in the deeper layers of the mucous membrane have not been reached. Local anesthetic and therefore analgesic Benzocain can easily cause allergies.

A dispensing solution for spraying of pastilles

The therapeutic efficacy of the pain medication has not been proven sufficiently, even in comparison with oral pain medications. This may damage the oral mucosa.

Dorithric pill creams

Not a meaningful combination. Antiseptics such as benzalkonium chloride are incomplete or even ineffective against the virus. The antibiotic tirotricin acts only superficial and does not reach bacteria in the deeper layers of the tissue. Analgesic Benzocain can easily cause allergies.

Lemocine pastilles

Not a meaningful combination. Antiseptics such as Cetrimoniumbromid are only incomplete or non-effective against viruses. The antibiotic tirotricin acts only superficial and does not reach bacteria in the deeper layers of the tissue.

Neo-angina throat tablets / throat spray

Not a meaningful combination. Antiseptics such as dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amyl methacresol are only incomplete or non-effective against the virus. Bacteria in the deeper layers of the mucous membrane have not been reached. Spray in the throat contains alcohol.

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Abbey draining caps SN

Ricinus oil acts more drastically as a suitable agent and may more frequently cause side effects.

Chol Ballets Mono coated tablets

Aloe has a more drastic and irritating effect on the gut than the appropriate medication and can cause more frequent side effects.

Double laxative capsule of the heart

Ricinus oil acts more drastically as a suitable agent and may more frequently cause side effects.

Kräuterlax

Aloe has a more drastic and irritating effect on the gut than the appropriate medication and can cause more frequent side effects.

Obstinol M

Parafin is considered obsolete by laxative due to possible undesirable side effects. In some cases, swallowing may lead to deposition of thick paraffin in the lungs.

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Colin

Therapeutic efficacy is not sufficiently proven, and the recommended use is most supportive.

Tannacomp Tablets

Therapeutic efficacy has not been proven enough. Both ingredients can easily cause allergies.

Take tablets / juice / solution

The drug is intended for the treatment of intestinal cramps, but therapeutic efficacy has not been proven sufficiently. The solution contains alcohol.

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Suspension Gaviscon Advance Peppermint

If the combination works better than the individual components, it is not proven enough. Potassium bicarbonate can even cause stomach discomfort and increase the level of potassium in the blood.

Retterspitz Water In (Medical Device)

It is not a reasonable combination for heartburn and irritable stomach. Therapeutic efficacy has not been proven enough.

Stiftung Warentest: pain medication with "unsuitable" judgment

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Double spacing Compact

Incomplete combination of anti-caffeine-based agents. The latter anions, which may lead to drug overdose and too long. Then it increases the risk of side effects.

Neuralgin

The combination of ASA and paracetamol does not provide additional therapeutic benefit, but carries the risk of the various undesirable effects of the two pain medications. Caffeine can induce abuse.

Split painkillers

The combination of ASA and paracetamol does not provide additional therapeutic benefit, but carries the risk of the various undesirable effects of the two pain medications.

Thomapyrin Classic

The combination of ASA and paracetamol does not provide additional therapeutic benefit, but carries the risk of the various undesirable effects of the two pain medications. Caffeine can induce abuse.

Titralgan

The combination of ASA and paracetamol does not provide additional therapeutic benefit, but carries the risk of the various undesirable effects of the two pain medications. Caffeine can induce abuse.

Vivimed with caffeine

Incomplete combination of anti-caffeine-based agents. The latter anions, which may lead to drug overdose and too long. Then it increases the risk of side effects.

Other remedies with a "less suitable" verdict and alternatives can be found on the Stiftung Warentest website.

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