[tabi] Watch It

  • From: "Charles Atkins" <catkins@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 05:29:21 -0500



                                WORTH READING IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT 
THIS......I checked this out on Snopes, and it is true 


                                Hope everyone reads this and remembers it when 
they start to "self-medicate" a little cold.  Won't be long before we get into 
the little cold and flu season . 

                                I made a copy for myself and family so we 
wouldn't forget.


                                Su bject: Phenylpropanolamine - THIS IS SERIOUS 
- please read !!   

                                I received this information from a friend whose 
mother recently passed away. Apparently, this was caused by a medication that 
is deadly.  Here are the details, and I suggest you pass it on to your loved 
ones and others. 

                                Subject: Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) 

                                I would like to thank those of you who 
expressed condolences on the recent passing of my mother.  She suffered a 
hemorrhagic stroke while she was driving home from my house on July 30th and 
passed away on Au gust 3rd.  My mother's stroke and passing was an enormous 
shock to my family, because she did not have any symptoms or risk factors for a 
stroke.  Just the week  before she had gone to her doctor for a check up and 
received a clean bill of health. 

                                She did, however, develop a cold while she was 
visiting me and had taken Alka Seltzer Cold Plus for 3 days.  Since her 
passing, we have learned that Alka Seltzer is one of the many cold medicines 
that contains Phenylpropanolamine (PPA), which can cause hemorrhagic stokes or 
cerebral bleeding, even with the first use.  I am forwarding a list of other 
medications that currently use PPA..  These medicines are supposedly being 
recalled but my mother just purchased this medication less than two weeks ago.  
Pharmaceutical companies have known about this danger for years, we 
unfortunately, did not.. 

                                I urge you to review the list of medicines with 
PPA and avoid these medications.  All drugs contain ing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are 
dangerous.  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 

                                It has been linked to increased hemorrhagic 
stroke (bleeding in=2 0brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after 
starting use of the medication.  Problems were not found in men, but the FDA 
recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine. 

                                The following medications contain 
Phenylpropanolamine :- 

                                1.  Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant 
                                2.  Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements 
                                3  Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control 
                                4.  Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine 
                                5..  Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (Cherry or 
Orange ) 
                                6.  Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original 
                                7.  Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine 
                                8.   Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine 
                                9.  Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent 
                                10.  Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine 
                                11.  BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder 
                                12.  BC Sinus Cold Powder 
                                13.  Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief 
                                14.  Day & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules 
                                15.  Contac 12 Hour Caplets 
                                16.  Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus 
                                17.  Dexatrim Caffeine Free 
                                18.  Dexatrim Extended Duration 
                                19  Dexatrim Gelcaps 
                                20.  Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free 
                                21.  Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets 
                                22.  Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels 
                                23.  Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir 
                                24.  Dimetapp Elixir 
                                25.  Dimetapp 4-Hour Liquid Gels 
                                26.  Dimetapp 4-Hour Tablets 
                                27.  Dimetapp 1 2-Hour Extentabs Tablets 
                                28.   Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops 
                                29.   Permathene Mega-16 
                                30.  Robitussin CF 
                                31.  Tavist-D 12-Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal 
                                32.  Triaminic DM Cough Relief 
                                33.  Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head 
                                34.  Triaminic Sy20rup Co ld & ; Amp; Amp 
                                35.  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: 

                                1   Orange 3D Cold & Allergy Cherry (Pink) 
                                2.  3D Cold & Cough Berry 
                                3.  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 t o 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 

                                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: 


                                Rebecca Small

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