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Wanted to share an E-mail I recieved on Medicine Re-calls

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KittyCat
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Kathleen

Wanted to share an E-mail I recieved on Medicine Re-calls

MEDICINE RECALL ALERT
Just in case . . .

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-Seltzer Plus Cold medic! ine (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 &a! mp; 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 Re! l! ief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triaminic Syrup Co ld & 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 s! end 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 chil! dren,
PLEASE PASS THIS ON. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!

Posted 9/19/05 8:07 AM
 
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Re: Wanted to share an E-mail I recieved on Medicine Re-calls

Thanks for the info...

Posted 9/19/05 12:15 PM
 

justme1
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Name:
Jodi

Re: Wanted to share an E-mail I recieved on Medicine Re-calls

That email is from like 5 years ago..
It was sent around in the year 2000.

Eveything on the shelfs should now be safe to
take ..
I just checked under drug recalls on the internet and there is nothing there..
I hope im not wrong
Here was a part of that original letter..

SUMMIT, NJ -- November 8, 2000 -- Novartis Consumer Health US is voluntarily withdrawing its phenylpropanolamine (PPA)-containing cold and allergy products from retail store shelves and has begun the process of reformulating all PPA-containing products.

This is in response to an FDA request that companies "voluntarily discontinue marketing any drug products containing phenylpropanolamine" because of an alleged health risk to consumers. The company has taken this action to ensure consumer confidence and trust when using Novartis Consumer Health products.

Novartis Consumer Health continues its belief that phenylpropanolamine, which is used as a decongestant, is a safe and effective ingredient. It has been used by millions of people around the world for many years. In the United States alone, billions of doses of PPA are consumed safely each year. At the same time, the needs and preferences of consumers are a priority for Novartis Consumer Health. The company recognizes that consumers may be concerned or unsure about the use of PPA-containing medications.

The following US cold and allergy products contain PPA and are being withdrawn:
* Tavist-D
* Triaminic DM/Triaminic Cough
* Triaminic Syrup/Triaminic Cold & Allergy
* Triaminicol/Triaminic Cold & Cough
* Triaminic Expectorant/Triaminic Chest Congestion
* Triaminicin

The following products do not contain PPA, and should be considered as alternatives for PPA-containing formulas:
* All TheraFlu products
* Triaminic SoftChews
* Triaminic Cold Cough and Fever
* Triaminic Cough and Congestion
* Triaminic Cold and Night Time Cough
* Triaminic Cough and Sore Throat
* Triaminic Allergy Congestion
* Tavist Allergy
* Tavist Sinus

Message edited 9/19/2005 12:33:30 PM.

Posted 9/19/05 12:27 PM
 

KittyCat
Happy Summer !

Member since 5/05

2236 total posts

Name:
Kathleen

Re: Wanted to share an E-mail I recieved on Medicine Re-calls

oops, Guess I am a little behind Chat Icon

Posted 9/19/05 12:50 PM
 

justme1
Proud SAHM

Member since 5/05

1955 total posts

Name:
Jodi

Re: Wanted to share an E-mail I recieved on Medicine Re-calls

lol karen..
Ppl should always check anyways.. its better to be safe then sorry

Posted 9/19/05 1:18 PM
 
 

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