Pain Relievers, Cold & Allergy

aCarbohydrate free     carb-triangleProducts that contain minimal carbohydrate


Adult-type swallow tablets and capsules are lower in carbohydrate than the children’s chewables, syrups and elixirs. Ask your pediatrician to recommend an appropriate dose of the adult-type products. NOTE: Over-the-counter cough and cold medications should not be used in children younger than age 6 according to an advisory panel of the FDA.

carb-triangleTylenol • McNeil
Regular Strength Caplets & Tablets = 74mg carbohydrate
Extra Strength Caplet = 107mg carbohydrate
Extra Strength PM Caplet = 50mg carbohydrate
Note: The pediatric formulations of Tylenol are very high in carbohydrate.
The Cherry flavored has 420mg carbohydrate in 0.8mL
The Grape and Dye-free Cherry flavors have 1000mg carbohydrate in 0.8mL
The Children’s Meltaways Chewtabs have 1000mg carbohydrate per tablet

carb-triangleAdvil • Pfizer
These contain Ibuprofen which may be necessary to use for pain relief and for their anti-inflammatory effect.

100mg tablet Jr Strength – 131.5mg carbohydrate

200mg tablet – 258mg carbohydrate • 200mg caplet – 258mg carbohydrate

200mg Liqui-Gels – 38.67mg carbohydrate • 200mg Allergy Sinus caplet – 134.3mg carbohydrate

carb-triangleAleve • Bayer
220mg tablet – 44mg carbohydrate • 220mg caplet – 44mg carbohydrate

carb-triangleBenadryl Allergy Ultra Tab Tablets • McNeil
35mg carbohydrate in each tablet

carb-triangleRobitussin Cough & Chest Congestion DM - Sugarfree • Wyeth
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Dextromethorphan HBr, USP-10 mg Cough Suppressant, Guaifenesin, USP - 100 mg Expectorant INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Acesulfame Potassium, Artificial & Natural Flavor, Citric Acid Monohydrate, Glycerin, Methylparaben, Polyethylene Glycol, Povidone, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Saccharin Sodium, Sodium Benzoate

carb-triangleFeverAll Acetamenaphen Suppositories (all strenghts) • Actavis

NOTE: Although glycerol is a main ingredient of this product, the colon converts it to fatty acids; it is not used as sugar therefore it is safe for ketogenic therapy.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Acetamenaphen
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Glycerol Monostearate , Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Polyoxyethylene Stearate , Polysorbate 80

 

carb-triangleSudafed Nasal Decongestant Maximum Strength, Non-Drowsy 30 mg Tablets • Pfizer
Contains 120mg carbohydrate per tablet
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Pseudoephedrine HCI - 30 mgNasal Decongestant
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Carnauba Wax, Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, D&C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red
#40 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake, Iron Oxide, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Pregelatinized Starch, Shellac, Sodium Starch Glycolate, Talc, Titanium Dioxide

carb-triangleSudafed PE Sinus & Allergy Maximun Strength Tablets • Pfizer
Contains 100mg carbohydrate per tablet
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: (in each Tablet): Chlorpheniramine Maleate (4 mg), Phenylephrine HCI (10 mg).
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Crospovidone, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Pregelatinized Starch, and Stearic Acid

carb-triangleSudafed PE Sinus Headache Maximum Strength, Non-Drowsy • Pfizer
Contains less than 1000mg carbohydrate per caplet (NOTE: This is much higher than the above pain relievers). ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Acetaminophen (325 mg), Phenylephrine HCl (5 mg)
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Candelilla Wax, Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Crospovidone, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, Hypromellose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyethylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch, Starch, Stearic Acid, and Titanium Dioxide

carb-triangleAfrin 12 Hour Nasal Spray Original • Schering-Plough HealthCare Products
INGREDIENTS: Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride (0.05%). Benzalkonium Chloride Solution, Benzyl Alcohol, Edetate Disodium, Polyethylene Glycol, Povidone, Propylene Glycol, Water Purified, Sodium Phosphate Dibasic, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic

carb-circleVicks VapoRub Vaporizing Ointment • Procter & Gamble
INGREDIENTS: Camphor (4.8%), Eucalyptus Oil (1.2%), Menthol (2.6%), Cedarleaf Oil, Nutmeg Oil, Special Petrolatum, Thymol, Turpentine Oil

carb-circleVicks VapoInhaler (Nasal Decongestant) • Procter & Gamble
INGREDIENTS: Levmetamfetamine, Bornyl Acetate, Camphor, Lavender Oil, Menthol, Methyl Salicylate

carb-circleAyr Mentholated Vapor Inhaler (Nasal Decongestant) • B.F. Ascher & Co., Inc
INGREDIENTS: Aromatic Eucalyptus Oil, Menthol and Lavender Oil

carb-circleBreath Again with SinoMarin – All Natural Seawater Nasal Spray • P.N. GEROLYMATOS
INGREDIENTS: Sterilized Seawater 70%, Purified Water 30%. Equivalent to 2.3% of Salt

carb-circleNeo-Synephrine Nasal Saline Moisturizer Spray • Bayer
INGREDIENTS: Water, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, EDTA Disodium, Benzalkonium Chloride

NOTE: Breath Again and Neo-Synephrine are salt solutions for clearing nasal passageways. There are several similar products on the market that may also be used. Check to make sure the ingredients are comparable to these.