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    Another Life Threatening Warning

    June 27, 2016

    Thank you to a concerned patient that forwarded me this urgent warning.  All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled.  Please read this CAREFULLY. Also, please pass this on to everyone you know.

    DO NOT TAKE anything containing this ingredient.  If you have any of these products dump them down the toilet.  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.  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 Medicirolne
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold &Sinus Effervescent
    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 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 h Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion
    Triaminic DM Cough Relief
    Triaminic Expectorant Chest &Head
    Triaminic Syrup Cold &Allergy
    Triaminic Triaminicol Cold &Cough ....

    The following medicines are causing strokes and seizures in children:

    Orange 3D Cold &Allergy Cherry (Pink)
    3D Cold &Cough Berry
    3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

    If you know of anyone else with small children, PLEASE PASS THIS ON.  To confirm these findings please take time to check the following:  URL: Phenylpropanolamine Information Page

    This is an American recall but many of the over the counter drugs that are in the US are available in Canada – check your shelves and whatever you do, don’t buy any more of this poison if it is still on the pharmacy shelves.

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