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Wow - The Drugs That Contain Aspartame! Rx And OTC
Today They Are known as 'feared neurotoxins and carcinogens!'

From Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.

  • Please note this particular list was written in 2012.  Dr. H. J. Roberts told me 20 years ago it was in over 10,000 foods and we know its in thousands of drugs.  Today we know its in many products without labeling and like Neotame was advertised  now being in pork.  I've never seen Neotame, another aspartame product, labeled so is it not labeled.  The FDA admitted aspartame is in 17 dairy products unlabeled which is against the law because it requires a PKU warning.  If something said E951 would you know that's aspartame?  Also they call it AminoSweet, Canderel, Benevia and other names.
  • We know it interacts with drugs and vaccines.  After hospitals prescribed drugs that I didn't know had aspartame in them I was given pain medication on three occasions in the hospital and stopped breathing.  Because I didn't want this to happen to others I put together this hospital form which has the entire chapter on aspartame and drug interaction from the 1000 page medical text, "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" by H. J. Roberts, M.D.  Don't go to the hospital without it: aspartame_hospital_form.htm
  • I'm particularly worried about all the opioid deaths because a great amount could be because they are using aspartame and many may not even know it.  Now we have the sugar tax because of obesity and  unfortunately many are going back to aspartame.  The obesity epidemic is logically due to aspartame which makes you crave carbohydrates.  Even the National Soft Drink Assn, now American Beverage, used Dr. Richard Wurtman's affidavit on the diet product aspartame making you gain weight in their protest against using it because it had not been proven safe. pepsi.htm   So don't even think they don't know.  They just won't answer a letter written years ago. 
  • This list is so you will always know to check any  drug you use to see if it has aspartame.  You can check a PDR (Physicians Desk Reference), the Internet or ask your pharmacist.  One doctor after I complained checked and told me all generic gastrointestinal drugs have aspartame and not to use any of them.  Aspartame causes gastrointestinal disease and just recently there was a new study about aspartame and it having toxic effects on gut microbes.  
Remember even gums have aspartame so be careful.  It would be wise to add this list to your web sites.

         Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
          Mission Possible World Health Intl
          More info on aspartame on , , (search aspartame) and   files hacked now on aspartame/medications-that- contain-aspartame/
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by Anna Duggett on June 11, 2012

It was in 1965 when a chemist accidentally stumbled upon aspartame as a zero-calorie sweetener while creating a drug for ulcers. This accidental discovery was met with enthusiasm for a time, especially by health professionals and patients dealing with sugar-related conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Today, aspartame is a known and feared neurotoxin and carcinogen, yet it remains a common drug ingredient.

It is no secret that medicating children can be a challenge for both medical and non-medical professionals. This is especially true when a child is sick or feeling agitated due to health reasons. With drug sweeteners such as aspartame, it will be easier to gain the cooperation of the young patient. As a sweetener, aspartame can also be an ingredient in tablets that are meant to be chewed for the purpose of achieving an intended rate of metabolism of the drug. For example, to maximize pain-relieving benefits of an analgesic, the drug may come in chewable form. These are the most common reasons some medicines are formulated with aspartame.

Recognizing Medications that Contain Aspartame

Medications that contain aspartame do not always come with a label that says so. In fact, in most cases, the word could be deliberately omitted and replaced with its lesser known synonym, phenylalanine.

Therefore, any drug label that lists phenylalanine as an ingredient means the medicine does contain aspartame. In Australia, the phrase, "Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalaline" is a more popular way for drug manufacturers to show that a certain product contains aspartame. In Europe, this ingredient can be referred to on a drug label as E951. In any case, any indication that a drug contains this sweetener should be taken seriously.

Companies that Make Medications with Aspartame

Despite its reputation, many drug manufacturers continue to use the sugar in their drug formulations. Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals is one, along with Lederle Laboratories, which makes Centrum Jr., McNeil, which manufactures children's Tylenol, Miles Incorporated, AH Robbins Company, which makes Dimetapp chewables, Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Pennex, Whitehall Labs, L. Perrigo, Hall Laboratories, Mediguard, Equate, Meijer, Raley's, P. Leiner, Lifeline Nutritional, and Pharmavite Corporation. While not all drugs manufactured by these companies actually contain aspartame, their pediatric formulations mostly do.

Prescription Medications with Aspartame

Although aspartame is technically considered a drug, there is a whole range of prescription medicines that list it as an additive, from antibiotics to transplant medication. The following are examples:
  • Antibiotics/Antivirals
    • Amoxicillin 250mg chew tabs by WarnerChilcott
    • Amoxil 400mg chewable tablet 3.64mg/tablet
    • Augmentin 400mg/5ml suspension 7mg/5ml
    • Augmentin ES 600mg/5ml 7mg/5ml
    • Cefzil 250mg/5ml 28mg/5ml
    • Penicillin V Potassium for Oral Susp
    • Videx chewable tablet (all strengths)
    • Viracept powder for Oral Suspension 11.2mg/GM of powder
    • Zyvox 100mg/5ml suspension
  • Antiemetics (anti-drowsiness)
    • Zofran ODT 4mg
    • Zofran ODT 8mg
  • Antilipemics (anti-cholesterol)
    • Cholestyramine powder
    • Colestid flavored granules
    • Prevalite powder
    • Questran Lite powder
  • Antipsychotics and Antidepressants
    • Remeron Soltabs
    • Zyprexa Zydis
    • Singulair 5mg chewable tablet
  • Antacids
    • Pepcid 20mg RPD tablet (Famotidine)
    • Pepcid 40mg RPD tablet (Famotidine)
    • Zantac efferdose tablets and granules
  • Migraine
    • Maxalt-MLT 5mg tablet
    • Maxalt-MLT 10mg tablet
  • Transplant medication - CellCept Oral Suspension

Non-Prescription or Over-the-Counter Medications with Aspartame

There are more non-prescription than prescription aspartame-containing medicines being sold in the market today, especially those formulated for children. These include:
  • Cold and Allergy Drugs
    • Alka-Seltzer Plus
    • Benadryl for kids
    • Childrens PediaCare Multi-Symptom Cold Chewables
    • Diabetic Tussin
    • Halls sugar free menthol cough suppressant
  • Analgesics
    • Advil
    • Excedrin Quick Tabs Free
    • Motrin, Junior Strength chewable tablets
    • Tempra quicklets
  • Antacids
    • Alka-Seltzer
    • Surpass antacid chewable gum extra Strength wintergreen flavor
    • Chooz antacid/calcium supplement
  • Laxatives
    • Medilax chewable tablets
    • Maalox Quick dissolve Max Strength
    • Reguloid sugar free regular flavor
    • Citrucel sugar free fiber therapy
  • Health Supplements
    • Flinstones vitamins complete or with calcium
    • Citracal Liquitab Effervescent tablets
    • Centrum Junior chewable tablets
    • Bugs Bunny complete, plus iron or plus extra Vitamin C chewable tablets
  • Electrolyte Therapy
    • Pedialyte freezer pops
    • Kao Lectrolyte electrolyte replenisher unflavored or bubble gum
  • Antiemetics
    • Dramamine chewable formula tablets
    • Nauzene chewable tabs

There are over 5,000 medicines, foods and drinks that contain aspartame, and over 92 different symptoms are associated with aspartame poisoning today. The list of lawsuits against companies making products that contain this sugar is also getting longer, from NutraSweet to Spoonful to Canderel and more.