PrevPrev Go to previous topic
NextNext Go to next topic
Last Post 02/05/2008 5:49 PM by  host
Medical Alert
 1 Replies
Sort:
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages
Tom Toll
Moderator & Life Member
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts:1865


--
02/05/2008 11:37 AM

    All drugs containingPHENYLPROPANOLAMINE 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 F DA
    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 S eltzer 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 Dura tion
    Dexatrim Gelcaps
    Dexatrim Vitamin C - Caffeine Free
    Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
    Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
    Dimetapp! DM Col d & 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 voluntaril y 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 o f 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.

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
    host
    CatAdjuster.org Founder
    Posts:713


    --
    02/05/2008 5:49 PM

    This first came out in November of 2000.

    Below are the comments from the latest update.

    Most if not all of the products listed above which formerly contained phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride have been reformulated to eliminate the ingredient. Consumer questions about phenylpropanolamine and its potential health hazards may be directed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

    You can read more here >> http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blppa.htm

    You are not authorized to post a reply.


    These Forums are dedicated to discussion of Claims Adjusting.

    For the benefit of the community and to protect the integrity of the ecosystem, please observe the following posting guidelines: 
    • No Advertising. 
    • No vendor trolling / poaching. If someone posts about a vendor issue, allow the vendor or others to respond. Any post that looks like trolling / poaching will be removed.
    • No Flaming or Trolling.
    • No Profanity, Racism, or Prejudice.
    • Terms of Use Apply

      Site Moderators have the final word on approving / removing a thread or post or comment.