Madcap (zimdanen) wrote,
Madcap
zimdanen

Kinda important - please read?

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-SeltzerPlus 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 AllergySinus 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 Chest &Head
> Triaminic Syrup Cold &Allergy
> Triaminic Triaminicol Cold &Cough...
> I just found out and called the 800 number 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
> 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 .
> They can then pass it along to their families.
> To confirm these findings please take time to
> check the following: >
> URL: Phenylpropanolamine Information Page =
>
http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm
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