New Improved Formula
Why did you change the formula and raise the aspirin and eliminate the salicylamide? Was it cost savings? If so why is the price not lower?
Leem37 - I am not sure, but I can tell you this. As a regular BC user, I have noticed they have "not been working as well lately"....I went and looked at my most recent box and it said "New Formula". They have upped the aspirin, doubled the caffeine, but have gotten rid of the salicylamide.....I think the salicylamide was the key. I bought all of the Original Formula boxes remaining off the shelf. They will be worth gold! I then went to several other stores and all of the ones I saw were New Formula, but I can't find ANYWHERE on the net why they changed the formula and it is not even mentioned on their website.....find the Original Formula while you can!!!
Inpain101 - I too, have noticed the drop in effective relief. I will not pay an exorbitant prices for aspirin and caffeine! I don't mind telling you, I AM PISSED!!!!!!
Hurtinrightnow - I totally agree - the salicylamide had to be the key! I have stopped buying BC because the 'new' formula doesn't work for me. I can take aspirin and get caffeine the way I like it - COFFEE!!
Leem37 - Yep, I have some of the "New Formula" and tried it the other day and it did nothing....then the next day I tried some of my Original Formula and there was a HUGE difference. Why mess with something that has worked since 1906, but if you look on their site and dig on the web you can't find any reasons anywhere.....
Leem37 - It's all about the salycylamide.....try looking for any info on the internet and you will come up with NOTHING or NO REASON for the change
Mrlynnjones - The arthritus formula still has salycylamide and a boost in caffeine I have emailed them to chnge it back you should too
Tobey - I am wondering where the company buys their salycylamide. If is comes from China that may be the reason they stopped using it. Name Salicylamide Synonyms 2-Hydroxybenzamide; o-Hydroxybenzamide
Maped10 - I have been taking BC arthritis strength (GREEN) for years and the taste was never that bad to me until this NEW IMPROVED came along this year. The new formula is totally different and tastes like they have added a horrible chemical. I'll just suck on a bayer aspirin for my neck pain. Never get too comfortable with any drug that helps you feel better. Someone out there screws it up EVERY time.
Gnite - I agree with you folks the new formula is not worth buying. I too bought all the old formula I could find. Now I will not buy any more of the new crap!
Rmerzie - Ruth-I also agree with everyone else here... I have been using the BC Headache Powders (Blue & White Box) for years and it always helped my headaches. Now since they have changed it, it does not help my headaches anymore, and the taste is terrible-I am now taking Excederin, it does not help me as well as the regular BC Powders use to help me. But is working better then the New Improved BC Powders. I will not buy another box of the new BC Powders until they change them back to what they use to be...
Kristyk - I am also a big BC user for years, this last box I bought the first time I took two of them they made me extremely sick on my stomach, vomiting sick. I took it as one of those things, when I needed them again I took two again and again I got really sick on my stomach, vomiting sick. That's when I took notice of the "New Formula" on the package I am just wondering if there is anyone else who is experiencing the same effect since the "New Formula" came out?
Ashj723 - i received an email quite some time back that had warnings and/or recalls for certain medications that had a specific drug in it.. bc powder was on that list.. im wondering if that was probably the component that was causing the issues?? i just got prescribed a new headache medicine because my old one (midrin) was discontinued and had a horrid headache for three days that turned into a migraine.. bc powder popped in my head and i went and bought some cuz i remember turning to that years back.. then when i got to work i noticed the "new formula" and i remembered readin that email... *shrug* who knows... more researcH!
Terymo - I'm having a hard time since they removed the salycilamide from BC. I have fibromyalgia and the "old formula" was very helpful. The new stuff tastes awful. It's too strong and gives me stomach pain and the jitters. Too much caffeine! I tried the old formula arthritis strength a couple of years ago and gave it away because it was just too strong. Now, the new formula is twice as strong and just doesn't work. What in the world were they thinking?