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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-28-2005, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Mount Sinai Drug RECALL! Is your medicine on your list?

Read below not sure if she takes any of these
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>Not too sure if this applies to you but just in case ...........
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>URGENT-URGENT- DRUG RECALL.
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>All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE
>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.
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>STOP TAKINGanything containing this ingredient. It has been linked to
>increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain) among women ages
>18-49 in the three days after starting use of medication. Problems were
>not found in men, however, the FDA recommended that everyone (even
>children) seek an alternative medicine.
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>The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:
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>Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
>Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
>Acu trim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
>Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine
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>Effervescent
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>Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)
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>Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
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>Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine
>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 Ches t & Head
>Triaminic Syrup Cold & Allergy
>Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough
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>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:
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>Orange 3D Cold &Allergy Cherry (Pink)
>3D Cold &Cough Berry
>3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant
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>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.
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>If you know of anyone else with small children, PLEASE PASS THIS ON.
>THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!
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>DO PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL ON YOUR MAILING LIST so people are informed.
>They can then pass it along to their families.
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>To confirm these findings please take time to check the following:
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>URL: Phenylpropanolamine Information Page
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> <http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm
><http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm> >
>http://wwwfda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm
><http://wwwfda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm>
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So is this a rumor then or is it true?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-28-2005, 03:48 PM
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It's true, but really old news from November 2000. Products don't contain PPA anymore.

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Although the FDA did not issue a mandatory recall of PPA-containing products, they asked drug manufacturers to voluntarily stop selling products containing PPA and provide safer alternatives. As a result, most products that formerly included PPA have now been discontinued or reformulated without PPA while the FDA proceeds with the regulatory process necessary to remove all PPA-containing products from the market.
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I see! Thanks Rob!
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I was going to say -- that's just about every over-the-counter drug I use.
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I e-mailed that to my mom. She takes Tenormin so I am concerned now.

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Catlover, you don't have to be concerned! Rob cleared it up for us!
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Oh Okay. Thanks Rob!

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