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Serious drug recall, please read!

Post by Neon Heart » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:59 am

Drug Recall Serious


All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled. 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 & a! m p;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 & amp; 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: http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/


PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN IN CASE THEY GIVE IT TO THEIR CHILDREN OR TO FRIENDS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.
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Post by Slrjoecool » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:00 am

This was true, but most the drugs with phenylpropanolamine were stopped being make back in 2000, so it's highly unlikely that you'll have some with it in them.

It's still a good idea to make sure that PPA (phenylpropanolamine) is not in any drug that you are taking, but there's a very low chance that there will be.

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