CVS Health recently announced that it will be removing decongestants with phenylephrine from their store shelves. The move comes in response to growing concerns of potential health risks associated with these products.
The decision to remove phenylephrine-containing products was made in order to comply with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) concerns regarding the health risks associated with them. Phenylephrine, an ingredient found in some over-the-counter decongestants, has been found to cause an increase in blood pressure in some individuals.
As a result, CVS Health decided that it would be in the best interest of their customers’ safety to remove any products containing phenylephrine from their store shelves. CVS Health also noted that this decision was part of their effort to prioritize customers’ safety and ensure that they are only offering safe and effective products in their stores.
Thankfully, customers are still able to find alternative over-the-counter decongestants that do not contain phenylephrine. As of now, CVS Health has not yet announced which specific products will be removed from their shelves, but they have stated that a “Full list of affected products” will be released soon.
In the meantime, customers are advised to check the labels of any decongestants they wish to purchase to make sure that the products do not contain phenylephrine. Additionally, customers should also consult a doctor before taking any over-the-counter medications in order to determine whether or not those products are safe for them.
CVS Health’s move to remove phenylephrine-containing products from their store shelves is a proactive measure to ensure the safety of their customers. By only offering safe and effective products, CVS Health continues to maintain a positive reputation for protecting their customers’ health.