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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

The following kashrus alert are from Rabbi Bess on March 9, 2015.

Many liquid medications contain food grade glycerin which is often derived from animals and is therefore, treif. This is especially a problem with children’s medications that are quite palatable.

The following liquid medications do not contain any animal ingredients. The glycerin is vegetable based:

  • Advil Infant’s Suspension White Grape Dye-Free [Artificial flavor]
  • Advil Children’s Suspension [All flavors including Dye-Free] [Artificial flavor]
  • Tylenol Infant drops - Cherry or Grape [Artificial flavor] NOT Dye-Free
  • Tylenol Children’s Suspension - Cherry Blast or Grape [Artificial flavor] NOT Dye-Free
     
  • Motrin Infants’ Drops - Berry and Dye-Free Berry
  • Motrin Children’s - Berry and Dye-Free Berry
The following liquid medications do contain animal ingredients. The glycerin is animal based:
  • Tylenol Infant Drops - Cherry Dye Free
  • Tylenol Children’s Suspension Cherry Blast - Dye-Free Benadryl Children’s Allergy Liquid Benadryl children’s Allergy Plus Congestion Liquid

Store brands of Suspensions should not be used since glycerin is commonly derived from animal sources.

From Rabbi Bess: There is a "generic" Benadryl without glycerin made by RIJ Pharmaceutical Corp, 40 Commercial Ave, Middletown, NY 10941. It is distributed by Kinray Inc. Whitestone NY 11357. It is sold as Preferred Plus in Lakewood.

Kashrut.com has year-round information for Over the Counter Medications, Nutraceuticals and Vitamins at www.kashrut.com/articles/medicine_list

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4911

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