I received a text message from my mom this morning, it goes like this…
Pls 4ward 2 all ur friends and luvd ones: All drugs containing Phenylpropanolamine arebeing recalled in the USA. Stop taking drugs with this ingredient (alkaseltzer, dimetapp, robitussin, dexatrim, bioflu, neozep, tuseran, dissudrin, etc.) It is linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding brain) among women ages 18 to 49 and seizures in children. Please take time to check : http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/ pass this on. – check mo nga ito kung totoo.
I did. And here’s what it says:
Update – On December 22, 2005 the FDA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (notice) for over-the-counter (OTC) nasal decongestant and weight control products containing phenylpropanoloamine preparations. This proposed rule reclassifies phenylpropanolamine as nonmonograph (Category II) not generally recognized as safe and effective.
It seems that the notice was issued 2 years ago. However, it doesn’t hurt if we make ourselves aware! So just, beware!