Saturday, May 26, 2007

OTC Drug Recall

What's going on with the new format on this thing???  All those nice color choices disappeared.  Think I'LL disappear from AOHell's "satisfied customers'.  Geeps.  Anyway...  some news you'll want to know about and check out, all of it has been verified so please have a read:

                                             

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 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 Medi cine 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 Extentabs 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:

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:
  http://www.FDA.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/
 
Please visit this above FDA information page which spells out clearly how the FDA is taking steps to remove all products containing PPA from the market, with a clear health advisory in effect.  To many OTC remedies have undertested ingredients and here's a big one.   
 
This information was forwarded to me through a good source, check it out on the FDA's "info page" above and get more facts.  Things never go as planned, do they ....

4 comments:

pharmolo said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Cathy, important info for folks to read.

daddyleer said...

Cathy, interesting entry! I followed those FDA warnings you linked to but they are all several years old. How old was your Triaminic? On a related topic, "expired' and "outdated" OTC bottles and packages are the scurge of many a home medicine cabinet.
Patrick    

tpiez4me said...

I heard about this a couple of years ago....hopefully they've pulled the meds and made a new batch.

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