Monday, October 15, 2007

be aware of the medicine you take

As a mother you always want your child/children to be safe. Whenever my son is sick I always see to it that he takes the right medicine in bringing him to his pediatrician. What is alarming is some branded medicine for children is not safe to take. The Food and Drugs Adminstration (FDA) announced that any drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE is not safe to take. All drugs that containing PPA helps increase the hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding into the brain or into tissue surrounding the brain) in women. Men may also be at risk. Although the risk of hemorrhagic stroke is very low.

FDA is now taking steps to eliminate these drugs from all drugstores and request all the drug companies to prevent using marketing product that has PPA. Following are list of the medication that contains PHENYLPROPANOMINE:
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
Contac 12 Hour Caplets Coricidin D Cold, Flu &Sinus Day &Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules 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 ....