Health Warning, has anyone else seen this?

  1. http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/ - Check out this link for more information.

    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 ange)
    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 Rel! ief
    Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
    Triaminic Syrup ! ! Cold & amp;am p; 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:

    Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) Information Page

    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN IN CASE THEY GIVE IT TO THEIR CHILDREN OR TO FRIENDS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN



     
  2. Is this for real? the huge smiley in the title of the thread made me think there would be a joke at the bottom.
     
  3. Sorry about the smiley, I wasn't poking fun of the thread. There is a link.
     
  4. the link doens't work for me, but if it's what I think it is, it's more than a year old, you'd be hard pressed to find any of these in your cabinet now as they'd have expired.
     
  5. Thanks Swanky!
     
  6. PPA was removed (voluntarily by drug makers) from the US market over five years ago. The FDA is trying to make it official but it's already long gone. None of the products on that list exist anymore. Young gals taking way too much were having strokes. It's too bad because PPA in low doses is an excellent nasal decongestant. Companies like Dexatrim (original dexatrim in the red and yellow box) and accutrim were marketing them as appetite suppressants for years and years. My mom was a dexatrim junkie in the 80's.

    ETA that these brand names may exist, but now use phenyephrine or pseudoephedrine.
     
  7. Thanks guys for the information, as I was not aware of that. I am not in the US but will pass on the update.:smile: