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dodo tablets

Hello,

When i was about 18ish, i remember my mum saying she took dodo tablets to help her breathing.

Now i know she used to cover us in goose grease to help us breath better when we were kids.

I have since found out it probably was just goose grease & had no affect on our breathing.

But, does anyone else remember these dodo tabs?

If so, could they have possibly helped at all?

Or was my dear old ma a wind up merchant?

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my aunt used to take dodo tablets also.they where a decongestant tablet i think....... my mum nearly killed her when she said i should b on them for my asthma

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Hello

Dodo tablets had Theophylline in them!

And ephedrine and caffeine, apparently they can be abused!

I think they may still be available.

BUT be careful if anyone tries them - they are available OTC.

In short, yes they would have helped.

Kate

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Hello

Dodo tablets had Theophylline in them!

And ephedrine and caffeine, apparently they can be abused!

I think they may still be available.

BUT be careful if anyone tries them - they are available OTC.

In short, yes they would have helped.

Kate

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i jsut looked them up online..they ahve 100mg of theophylline....but having a look at my theophylline tablets they can be bought over the counter apprently...on the box you need a wee thing that says POM on it and they have a OTC on it instead.....i think in some places theo can be bought pver the counter which is worrying.

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thanks

Thankyou all for your replies. Now i know they do actually exist.

I now wonder why they are available otc as people who may have mild asthma could be using them instead of seeing doc!!

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