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[IP] FWD: Recalled drugs with Phenylpropanolamine



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John Doyle
Hub Labels, Inc.
18223 Shawley Drive
Hagerstown, MD  21740
Ph.  301-790-1660, Ext 262
Fax:  301-790-1795
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DATE:      Tue, 29 Jan 2002 08:21:46 -0500

RE:      Recalled drugs with Phenylpropanolamine

> Subject:  FW: Recalled drugs with Phenylpropanolamine
>
>
>
> All drugs containing Phenylpropanolamine are being  recalled. Please
> read this CAREFULLY, as you may USE one or more of these  drugs
> (Alka Seltzer Plus for one). 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 18-79 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 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
> > >
> A  friend found out and called the 800# on the container for
> Triaminic...and was  informed 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 URL:
>
> >  > <http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm>
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