This post is from an email being sent around the country. The bracketed comments are mine.
OTC (Over the Counter) DRUG RECALL - VERY SERIOUS
CONFIRMED BY SNOPES.COM & FDA
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
The FDA recommends that everyone
seek alternative medicine.
[Heavens, isn't that what people have been trying to do for years and the FDA has stopped them?
Nice the FDA is now reversing itself and promoting alternative medicine
in the face of the dangers of its own approved drugs, even OTC drugs.]
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 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 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 Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elizir
Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels
Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extendtabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Per Mathene Mega-16
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
Triaminic is 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 sothey can send you postage for you
to send it back to them, and they will also issue you a refund.
[Do we need proof of stroke or seizure?]
If you know of anyone else with small children,
PLEASE PASS THIS ON. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!
[As in complete collapse of the trust in the FDA and the drug industry.]
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:
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN IN CASE THEY GIVE IT TO THEIR CHILDREN OR TO FRIENDS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.