Is this true? - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
Expired

Is this true?

scabbers Avatar
8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Over the counter medicines being recalled. I was sent this in an email yesterday. I've copied and pasted...hope I've done it ok.
scabbers Avatar
8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Options

All Comments

(4) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
DRUG RECALL - VERY SERIOUS!!!

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 F DA
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 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
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
Dimetap p 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16
Robitussi n CF Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion
Triaminic DM Cough Relief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triamin ic Syrup Cold & amp; 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 PASS THIS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN IN CASE THEY GIVE
IT TO THEIR CHILDREN OR TO FRIENDS WHO HAVE CHILDREN
AND GRANDCHILDREN
#2
It's an urban legend / hoax.

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoaxdetails.asp?HName=Drug+Recall+Hoax


Drug Recall Hoax

Type: Urban Legend

Description:

This alarming chain letter circulating via email urges its recipients to seek refunds from buying certain drugs that contains the active ingredient "phenylpropanolamine" (PPA), which are allegedly being recalled by health authorities. Although its statements are based on an official U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruling over the manufacturing of certain over-the-counter drugs, it has hyped the issue to the point of provoking frenzy and confusion to consumers.

It has been validated by medical studies that PPA found in nasal decongestants, cough/cold products and weight control drugs actually cause an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding of the brain). However, this email message erroneously cites some facts; like how the side effects occur only on women when even men are at risk with it.

Note that the information in this email message is accurate at the time it was issued, but is now actually considered very outdated. The email message just makes it appear that the issue is relatively current whereas appropriate measures have actually been already made and publicized.

Trend Micro considers this email message as a hoax and advises its customers to disregard, delete, and not pass it around anymore.
#3
just about to say that, lol also dated from 2005
#4
Ok, thanks for that.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!