Use of Aspartame By Pharmaceutical Companies Copyright 1996 Leading Edge Research

Aspartame is not only used in food, per se, but is also used in pharmaceutical products. You might be surprised by the number of products that contain aspartame. A sample research project was initiated in April 1994, with requests to companies that produce pharmaceuticals. A number of companies failed to respond to a request for information. Some companies did respond. Pumping aspartame into children is a priority:

Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals: The only product made by J&J/Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals containing aspatame is Mylanta Natural Fiber Supplement, Sugar Free.

Lederle Laboratories: Centrum,Jr vitamins contain aspartame.

McNeil Consumer Products: The following McNeil Products contain aspartame:

Childrens TYLENOL acetaminophen Fruit Flavored Chewable Tablets

Childrens TYLENOL acetaminophen Grape Flavored Chewable Tablets

Childrens TYLENOL acetaminophen Cold Multi-Symptom Chewable Tablets

Junior Strength TYLENOL acetaminophen Fruit Flavored Chewable Tablets

Junior Strength TYLENOL acetaminophen Grape Flavored Chewable Tablets

PEDIACARE Cold-Allergy Tablets for Ages 6 to 12

PEDIACARE Cough-Cold Tablets for Ages 6 to 12

PEDICARE Childrens Cold Relief Tablets

TYLENOL Cold and Flu Hot Medication

TYLENOL Cold and Flu No Drowsiness Formula Hot Medication

Childrens Chewable CO-TYLENOL

Miles Incorporated: The following Miles products contain aspartame:

ALKA-SELTZER PLUS Night-time Cold Medicine

ALKA-SELTZER PLUS Cold and Cough Medicine

ALKA-SELTZER PLUS Sinus Allergy Medicine

BUGS BUNNY Vitamin Products (ALL)

FLINTSTONES Plus Calcium Multivitamin Supplement

FLINTSTONES Complete Multivitamin Supplement

FLINTSTONES Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

A.H. Robbins Company, Inc: The following Robbins product contains aspartame:

DIMETAPP Cold and Allergy Chewable Tablets

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company:

Mead Johnson Nutritionals: The following MJN products contain aspartame:

TEMPRA 3 Chewable Tablets, 80mg acetaminophen tablet (3.3mg phenylalinine/tab)

TEMPRA 3 Double Strength Chewable Tablets, 160mg acetominophen (6.6mg Phen/tab)

 Glaxo Pharmaceuticals: The following Glaxo product contains aspartame:

Zantac Efferdose

Bio-Pharmaceutics: The following Bio-Pharmaceutics products contain aspartame:

Childrens Chewable Acetiminophen

Pennex Products: The following Pennex Products subsidiaries manufacture products containing aspartame: (Most introduced in 1987):

American Stores: SKAGGS ALPHA BETA Childrens Pain Reliever

Consumer Value Stores: CVS Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Drug Guild Dist: DRUG GUILD childrens anti-pain Chewable Tablets

First Nat Supermarkets: FINAST Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Greenbax Enterprises: PRICE-WISE Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Hannaford Bros: SHOP and SAVE Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

J.C.Penny: TREASURY Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Kinney Drugs: KINNEY Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

LaVerdiere Super Drug: LV ACTION SOOTHSALL Childrens Non-Aspirin

Legend Pharmaceuticals: LEGEND Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin P.R.

Malone & Hyde: HYDE PARK Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Marsh Supermarkets: MARSH Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Osco Drug: OSCO Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Pay and Save Stores: PAY and SAVE Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Penned Products: GOOD HEALTH Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Peoples Drug Stores: PEOPLES Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Piggly Wiggly Corp: PIGGLY WIGGLY Childrens Chewable Non-Aspirin P.R.

Rite Aid Corp.: RITE AID Childrens Aceteminophen Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever

Scriver: SUPER TRU Childrens Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever (Acetaminophen)

Wegman and Food Markets: WEGMANS Childrens Chewable Acetaminophen

Whitehall Labs: The following Whitehall Labs product contains aspartame:

 Childrens Anacin-3 Chewable Tablets

Cenci Powder: The following Cenci products contain aspartame:

NATURLAX Natural Fiber Laxative

LIFE LINE Natural Fiber Laxative

H & PC Products: The following H&PC product contains aspartame:


L.Perrigo: The following subsidiary product lines contain aspartame:

Eckerd: ECKERD Sugar Free Natural Fiber Laxative

Fays: FAY Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Laxative

Longs: LONGS Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Powder Laxative

Payless: PAYLESS Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Powder Laxative

Perrigo: Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Powder

Perry: PERRY Drug Stores Sugar Free Natural Veg.Powder Bulk Laxative

Raley: RALEY Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Powder

Rite Aid: RITE AID Sugar Free Regular Flavor Nat.Veg.Bulk Powder

Squibb: SQUIBBCARE Sugar Free Natural Fiber Laxative

Thrifty: THRIFTY Sugar Free Natural Vegetable Laxative

Hall Laboratories: The following Hall Labs products contain aspartame:

HEALTH BALANCE Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

ZOO CHEWS Animal-Shaped Chewable Multivitamin

Mediguard: The following Mediguard product contains aspartame:

MEDIGUARD Childens Multivitamin Supplement (Cherry,Orange and Grape)

Equate: The following Equate product contains aspartame:

EQUATE Chewable Vitamins Animal-Shaped (with Iron)

Meijer: The following Meijer product contains aspartame:

MEIJER CIRCUS SHAPES (Complete with Calcium,Iron and Minerals)


Perrigo: The following additional Perrigo product contains aspartame:

ANIMAL SHAPES Chewable Vitamins Plus Extra C

ANIMAL SHAPES Chewable Vitamins Complete

ANIMAL SHAPES Chewable Vitamins With Iron

Raley's: The following Raley's product contains aspartame:

Childrens Chewable Vitamins With Iron

Lifeline Nutritional: The following subsidiary lines contain aspartame:

Lucky Stores: Mediguard Childrens Multivitamin Supplement with Iron

 P.Leiner: The following Leiner subsidiary products contain aspartame:

Carls Drug Co: CARLS DRUG Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

Malone & Hyde: HYDES PARK Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

Hills Dept Stores: HILLS Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

Kent Co: DART Children's Chewable Multivitamin

Big B Discount Drugs: BIG B Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

LKS Products, Inc: MEDI-GUARD Childrens Chewable Multivitamins

Revco Drug Stores: REVCO Childrens Chewable Multivitamins

Longs Drug Stores: LONGS Children=92s Chewable Multivitamin

Gray Drug Fair, Inc: GRAY DRUG FAIR Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

 Pharmavite Corp:

ECKARD DRUG: Childrens Chewable Multivitamin

LONGS DRUG Childrens Chewable Multivitamin


Data obtained from Aspartame Research Group forwarded to Leading Edge Research.

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