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12-23-2002, 01:37 AM
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Subject: Recall of Cough & Cold Medicines with PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE



All drugs and medicines containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being
recalled. (See list below.)

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 Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine

Effervescent BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold Powder
Comtrex Deep Chest Cold & Congestion Relief
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 Congestion
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:

Phenylpropanolamine Information Page

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm
http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm
http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm
http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm
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That recall happened 2 years ago...
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12-23-2002, 12:43 PM
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Yeah, but some of those medicines are still circling around, or any other that has PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE

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