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FDA Health Advisory

Phenylpropanolamine (PPA)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to remove phenylpropanolamine (PPA) from all drug products and has requested that all drug companies discontinue marketing products containing PPA. In addition, FDA has issued a public health advisory concerning phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride. This drug is an ingredient used in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription cough and cold medications as a decongestant and in OTC weight loss products.

I've listed 35 of these medications below. You may want to try calling the 800 number listed on most drug boxes and inquire about a REFUND.

You should STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient immediately! 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 is recommending that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine.

The following is a partial list of medications that all contain Phenylpropanolamine:

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

Triaminic is asking that you 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.