Are You Setting Yourself Up For Hemorrhagic Stroke (Bleeding In Brain)?

Sent: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 9:08:45 PM
Subject: BEWARE OF THESE MEDICINE!!!!
Please read–IMPORTANT MEDICAL INFO
A must read!
I received this email third hand so I did check out the site at the end of
this email.  It seems to have concerned our FDA enough to issue a notice
concerning PPA, Check it out!
Thanks to a Kamloops BC Canada , FSNA member who forwarded this email – if
you would like to check it out – the website to do so is at the end of the
article.
Hi Everyone
I am passing this email forwarded to me this morning. It’s about a
medication that is familiar to many of us. Note also the FDA’s comments at
the end of the message.
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.
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 7/30 and passed away on 8/3. 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 containing 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 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. 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
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka-Seltzer Plus Children’s Cold Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or or ange)
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 Fee
Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
0ADimetapp 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 Rel! ief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triaminic Syrup ! ! Cold & amp;am p; 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:
Orange 3D Cold & Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold & Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectora nt
  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 following:
  http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa

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