DRUGS RECALL!!!

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Sad Mom!
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 58
   Posted 11/5/2007 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
  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. Problems were not found in men, but the FDASS
> >>> 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 Medi cine 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 Free
> >>> Dimetapp Cold &All ergy Chewable Tablets
> >>> Dimetapp Cold &a! m p;Coug h Liqui-Gels
> >>> Dimetapp DM Cold &Cough Elixir
> >>> Dimetapp Elixir
> >>> Dimetapp ! 4 Hour L iquid 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; Allergy
> >>> Triaminic Triaminicol Cold &Cough
> >>>
> >>> I just found out and called the 800# on the container
> >>> for Triaminicand 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 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
> >>> following:  
copy and paste this link:
> >>> http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/
> >>>

> >>> PLEASE PAS S THIS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN IN CASE THEY GIVE IT TO THEIR
> >>> CHILDREN OR TO FRIENDS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.

MishBall2
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 345
   Posted 11/5/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
 
32 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


jenngrl81
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 11/5/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, that recall was actually in 2000. http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/ppa.asp
26 year old female  diagnosed with severe Crohn's in Sept. 2007-suspected that I've had it for at least 3 yrs; diagnosed with anemia Aug. 2007. Currently taking Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet/Ultram for pain; Protonix 40mg---was on Flagyl/Cipro for two weeks,(a few weeks ago), was supposed to be on it for three weeks but the cramping and diarrhea it caused made me stop
Now on Prednisone 40mg, stopped Entocort while on pred.
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia

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