Monday, April 19, 2010

Drug Recall - Very Serious

I got this via email this morning, and yes, it looks like it's been circulating since January, and maybe this is old news. I am not sure. I did check the link to the FDA, and they really did recall it. Don't you just love the drug companies? Anyway, here's the heads up:

Drug Recall - Very Serious *** Send to friends & family

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 of medication. The FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine.

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 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 Extendtabs 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
  • Triaminic Syrup Cold & Allergy
  • 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

  • Orange3D 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. If you know of anyone else with small children, PLEASE PASS THIS ON.. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!

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 FDA website, here's the link


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1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

It's true the FDA sent out a warning but that was 10 years ago and since then most OTC medications have been "discontinued or reformulated without PPA." (per

If someone still has cold medication from 10 years ago they may be running other risks that are beyond the scope of this warning. Keep your drugs current, people!

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