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Hi Guys,

Re: PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE

Apparently this ingredient could be found in cough/cold/sinusitis/weight loss remedies/products .......most companies seem to have banned this ingredient from their products now, as it could cause a bleed on the brain .... below is an explanation of the drug, that I have cut and pasted. A lot of the info on the net seems to be pretty old, so hopefully the newer drugs are safe....this posting is just make you aware and if in doubt, please consult your GP. Thanks Annie, for drawing this to our attention.

Phenylpropanolamine is a drug used to relieve nasal congestion due to colds, hay fever, upper respiratory allergies, and sinusitis. It is available in nonprescription products alone and in combination with other nonprescription drugs, to treat symptoms of allergy, colds, and upper respiratory infections. Phenylpropanolamine is also used as an adjunct to calorie restriction in short-term weight loss. It is available in nonprescription products alone and in combination with other ingredients for weight loss.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken steps to remove phenylpropanolamine from all drug products and has issued a public health advisory concerning phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride. This drug is an ingredient used in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription cough and cold medications as a decongestant and in over-the-counter weight loss products. Phenylpropanolamine has been found to increase the risk of 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 recommends that consumers not use any products that contain phenylpropanolamine.

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