Saturday, April 10, 2010

Re : Drug Recall

(Original message sent by Dato’ Dr Jemilah  Mahmood, Gleneagles Hospital)
Dear all, 
Please take the time to  send this message to your loved ones, family and  friends. Print it out and put it up in your office for public reading!
All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled. You may want  to  try calling the 800 number listed on most  drug boxes and inquire about a  REFUND. Please read this CAREFULLY, as I know that some of you may USE some of these drugs (Alka Seltzer Plus for one). 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 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 Effervescent
 Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
 Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine Effervescent
 BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
 BC Sinus Cold Powder
 Comtrex Deep Chest Cold & Congestion Relief
 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
 Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion
 Triaminic DM Cough Relief
 Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head Congestion
 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 1800-548-3708 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 URL:

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