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Podophyllum

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Since attention was drawn to the possibility that podophyllum may be a cause of foetal malformations, (J. E. Cullis, Lancet 1962, 2, 511; The Medical Letter, Brit. ed. 1962, 1, 78) this drug has been omitted from the following over-the-counter preparations, though shopkeepers may still have old stocks containing podophyllum:-

Bile Beans; Biladin; Bilax; Boots Cold and Influenza Tablets; Carters Little Liver Pills; Dr. Hair's Liver Pills; Ker-nak Pills; Potter's Natural Herb Tablets.

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