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Old 01-13-2003, 01:10 PM   #1
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I don't know if this has already been posted. If it has, well, ignore it.
I got it in an email from our med staff here at work. There is a list of meds included, but I have no way of knowing how current the list is... The FDA site says many companies have been made aware, and have already corrected their formulas. The FDA recommends checking ingredients listed on the box...

All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled. You may want to try calling the 800 number listed on most drug boxes and inquire about a REFUND.

Please read this CAREFULLY. Also, please pass this on to everyone you know.

STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use of medication. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine.

The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:

Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant

Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements

Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control

Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine Effervescent

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent

Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine

BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder

BC Sinus Cold Powder

Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief

Day & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules

Contac 12 Hour Caplets

Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus

Dexatrim Caffeine Free

Dexatrim Extended Duration

Dexatrim Gelcaps

Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free

Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets

Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels

Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir

Dimetapp Elixir

Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels

Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets

Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets

Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops

Permathene Mega-16

Robitussin CF

Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion

Triaminic DM Cough Relief

Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head

Triaminic Syrup Cold & Allergy

Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough ....

I just found out and called the 800# on the container for Triaminic and they informed me that they are voluntarily recalling the following medicines because of a certain ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures in children:

Orange 3D Cold & Allergy Cherry (Pink)

3D Cold & Cough Berry

3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

They are asking you to call them at 800-548-3708 with the lot number on the box so they can send you postage for you to send it back to them, and they will also issue you a refund.

If you know of anyone else with small children,
PLEASE PASS THIS ON. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!

DO PASS ALONG TO ALL ON YOUR MAILING LIST so people are informed.

They can then pass it along to their families.

To confirm these findings please take time to check the following:

URL: Phenylpropanolamine Information Page

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm

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Old 01-13-2003, 01:24 PM   #2
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I remember seeing this about a month ago, posted here in GenCon. I believe it had been called a hoax.
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Old 01-13-2003, 01:28 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Larry_OHF:
I remember seeing this about a month ago, posted here in GenCon. I believe it had been called a hoax.
Not a hoax. But this is old news. Reports on this subject have been circulating for 2 years now. The first one I came in contact with was "Underreporting of hemorrhagic injuries with phenylpropanolamine" or something like that. IŽll see if I can dig those articles up. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-13-2003, 01:32 PM   #4
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As posted, it IS a hoax. That ingredient (too hard to spell) IS not healthy, but the drug companies voluntarily removed it. There was no recall or such. And certainly, if you have some older, but still viable drug version including it, and it hasn't affected you, don't panic [img]smile.gif[/img] Proper dose: 2 gains of salt with every warning. Thanks, Ace, for thinking of us, though.
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