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Dear Ludens

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

January 26, 2017

Prestige Brands
660 White Plains Road-Ste #250
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Dear Luden’s,

When I was in grade school we weren’t allowed to eat candy in class, but if you pretended to have a slight cough you were allowed to have a Luden’s at your desk. I pretended to cough a lot! Mostly because I liked candy (I still do). I have to admit I occasionally still get nostalgic for the taste, and if I try hard enough I can bring that Wild Cherry flavor forward in my brain, and it’s almost like I can actually taste it!

As an adult I can have a Luden’s whenever I like, and I can’t remember when the last time I had one was. I think I might just run out and buy some this weekend!

My questions to you:

1. Are there any adverse effects to long term usage (have I damaged myself permanently through my youthful discretions)?
2. Do I still have to pretend to have a cough to enjoy a Wild Cherry throat drop?


Christopher L. Jorgensen

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A PrestigeBrands Company

Customer Care Center
660 White Plains Road, Room 250, Tarrytown, NY 10591
USA (866) 255-5202 and Canada (800) 465-8811 •

February 17, 2017

Christopher Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

Dear Mr. Jorgensen:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding Ludens®. We always like to hear from consumers who use and enjoy our products.

We received your letter regarding our Ludens products. In regards to your questions,

There is no maximum daily dose with Ludens Wild Cherry. Although the active ingredients are not toxic in low doses, taking too many may cause digestive upsets. In regards to any adverse effect to long term usage, we do not have any adverse event that have been documented. Although, if you experience a severe sore throat that persists for more than 2 days and is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea and/ or vomiting; we recommend consulting your primary health care provider promptly. These symptoms may be serious and need medical attention.

We will pass your comments onto our Quality Assurance and Marketing personnel. Please accept the enclosed coupon as a thank you for sharing your comments with us. We hope that you will continue to use our products.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call our toll free number 1-866- 583-3677 or send an email to


Laurie Thomason Consumer Affairs

RefNo: PL17-000300

Enclosures: Ludens Coupon


Ludens website:

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