[spam] Fwd: This is legit - IO checked it out at the Fed site

[From Bill Powers (2006.10.26.1905 MDT)]

As most of you know, my wife Mary died two years ago October 8th, of a
hemorrhagic stroke. She came home after a hair appointment and shopping
on the 6th with a bad headache, was unconscious four hours later, and
died two days after that. There was no decline in health before that, no
warning at all.

That’s why I am forwarding this post from my sister Alice. Mary was
taking Robotussin as a way of relieving asthma problems. That medicine is
on the list in Alice’s post. I don’t know when the last time was that
Mary took it, but the opened bottle was still in the medicine chest, so
she had used it. I got rid of her medications long ago, so I don’t know
what else there was that might have contained Phenylpropanolamine (PPA).
Please check it out.

Bill P.




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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 13:41:44 EDT

Subject: This is legit - IO checked it out at the Fed site

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Hi, all

I just received this from a new friend, and was about to chuck it when I
changed my mind and read it. The list of products containing the
risk-factor drug is long and very familiar. I checked the link at the
bottom and it’s the real Fed site with the same information. I thought
you all might want to check your own medications and make sure you’re not
overlooking something dangerous for yourselves and your families.


Mom, Al


Please read and pass on - HEALTH

RISKS in our cabinets!!!]

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

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

Subject: 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

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

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 Free

Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets

Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels

Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough


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


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


and they informed me that they are voluntarily recalling the


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


They can then pass it along to their families.

To confirm these findings please take time to check the



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