Originally Posted by Hugs4U
You can dig a little deeper by looking up their patent application on the U. S. gov. patent office web site and reading their submission.
Not really necessary; those ingredients are listed (by name) in the link
I posted previously. I'm not sure I agree that the substances used in the aversion technology would effect the GI membranes the same as they would nasal membranes. One of those ingredients may
be sodium hydroxide
(lye) in very
small amounts (it's listed as an inactive ingredient). Sodium hydroxide is a poison and a very caustic substance; it would definitely irritate the nasal passages if snorted, however, the strong acids in the GI tract would neutralize that small amount before it could have much effect on the intestines, and I don't know how it would get into the bladder (which, AFAIK, is completely separate from the GI tract) before breaking down. I don't remember enough chemistry or know any biochemistry to comment on the other inactive ingredients.
I don't doubt that some people are suffering the side effects described here; that's not at issue. I don't know exactly what's causing them, or why, but if it is these inactive ingredients, there appears to be some sensitivity at work that effects only a small minority of patients. MANY complain that the OP formulation does not work as well as the old OC formulation, which is resulting in either doctors prescribing higher dosages and patients paying more for them, or patients suffering with inadequate pain control. However only a small minority are experiencing these extreme side effects; most patients are not.
I'll reiterate, these side effects should be reported to the appropriate entities (specified elsewhere in this thread) and alternative medications prescribed. Different people have different sensitivities to different medications all the time, and alternatives have to be found.