Why does Geritol® liquid contain alcohol?


geritol-liquid-newGeritol® liquid contains a small, safe amount of alcohol for several reasons. Alcohol has a long history of safe use in liquid over-the-counter medications and serves several important purposes:


  1. First, alcohol is a solvent, keeping drug interactions from occurring within a solution so consumers receive the proper dose.

  2. Second, alcohol acts as a preservative, preventing the growth of harmful bacteria in the liquid formula.
  3. Finally, alcohol can be part of the flavoring system, helping to mask the unpleasant taste of some drug ingredients.