Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by mjgarden, Feb 21, 2001.

  1. All drugs containing Phenylpropanolamine are being recalled. CVS Pharmacy
    has a sign stating that all drugs containing Phenylpropanolamine have been
    pulled from their shelves. You may want to try calling the 800 number listed on
    most drug boxes and inquire about a refund. Please read this carefully, as I
    know that some of you use some of these drugs (Alka Seltzer Plus for one).
    Also, please pass this on to everyone you know. Stop taking ANYTHING containing
    this Phenylpropanolamine. 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 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

    I just found out and called the 800# 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 send you postage for you to send it back to them, and they
    will also issue you a refund. Please pass this on to everyone on your mailing
    list as soon as possible!!
  2. Thank you very much for posting that information.
    The way I understood it, Phenylpropanolamine increases blood pressure, which is what makes the chances of stroke higher than if the person was not taking the medicine.
    I haven't done any research on this, so my ideas may be wrong on this one. But I believe that people with healthy blood vessels in their body (especially in the brain) won't be affected negatively by this drug at all.
    It makes sense to me that people with weak blood vessels (even aneurysms about to rupture without them even knowing it) are the ones at risk for having problems with that drug due to the increased blood pressure, not the drug it's self.
  3. i watched the fucking news today and they didnt report that. why not?! arent they conserned about there viewers? damn that pisses me off. thank you for informing me tho i dont want to get rid of my alka-seltzer, i love that stuff. it works very well for me.

    [ February 22, 2001: Message edited by: aeroblurg ]
  4. i thought phena... yeah, acted like speed, which is why they put it in all the diet pills. my mom used to always say it was over the counter speed. i could see how this would be bad for people.. i've never taken any of that junk.

    hollistic approaches tend to work better anyways!

    but alka selzter! poor indigestion and heartburn sufferers =/
  5. It wasn't reported today because it is fairly old news. I heard about it at least a month ago.
  6. Yeah, this isn't brand new news.

    Does this meicine raise the bloodpressure more than other stimulant OTC meds?

    I wonder what makes the government pick specifically on this drug?

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