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Drug Recalls

Posted Aug 25 2008 3:33pm
This may be old news for some, but for those who may not be aware, it is important for your health.



All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled.

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. 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 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

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

D exatrim Gelcaps

Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free

D imetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets

Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels

Dimetapp DM Cold &Cough Elixir

Dimetapp Elixir

Dimetapp 4 Hour L iquid 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 S yrup Cold & Allergy

Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough



My cousin called the 800# on the container for Triaminic and they informed her that they are voluntarily recalling the following medicines because of a certain ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures in children :



Orange3D 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!



To confirm these findings please take time to check the

following:

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/
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