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Ivax: new mixture, old name

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Boots have reformulated their anti-diarrhoeal preparation Ivax. The new formulation sensibly omits sulphaguanidine which is very unlikely to alter the efficacy of the mixture; it now contains only neomycin and kaolin. Unfortunately the risk remains that such a preparation will be used for undiagnosed diarrhoea, which is frequently caused by neomycin-resistant organisms.

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