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FDA Taking Steps to Remove Popular Over the Counter Drug

Posted Aug 25 2008 3:14pm
The FDA is taking steps to remove over the counter drugs containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA) due to an increase in incidence of hemorrhagic stroke. PPA is found in many medications for coughs, colds and weight loss.



According to an email I received from a reliable source, some of the more popular medications containing PPA include:



Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant

> >

> > Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements

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> > Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control

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> > Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medi cine Effervescent

> >

> > Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or 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

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> > BC Sinus Cold Powder

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> > Comtrex Flu Therapy &Fever Relief

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> > Day &Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules

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> > Contac 12 Hour Caplets

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> > Coricidin D Cold, Flu &Sinus

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> > Dexatrim Caffeine Free

> >

> > Dexatrim Extended Duration

> >

> > Dexatrim Gelcaps

> >

> > Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free

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> > Dimetapp Cold &Allergy Chewable Tablets

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> > Dimetapp Cold &Cough Liqui-Gels

> >

> > Dimetapp DM Cold &Cough Elixir

> >

> > Dimetapp Elixir

> >

> > Dimetapp ! 4 Hour L iquid Gels

> >

> > Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets

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> > Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets

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> > Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops

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> > Permathene Mega-16

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> > Robitussin CF

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> > Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus &Nasal Congestion

> >

> > Triaminic DM Cough Rel! ief

> >

> > Triaminic Expectorant Chest &Head

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> > Triaminic Syrup Cold & Allergy

> >

> > Triaminic Triaminicol Cold &Cough



Some of these medications are for children so please beware of using these.



Once again medications albeit necessary for many conditions still carry a significant risk due to side effects. I discuss why medications are more prone to side effects in my book.



For more information see the following FDA link:



FDA Drug Information

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