Message Number: YG4100 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Christopher
Date: 2001-05-29 10:53:00 UTC
Subject: Clearing up the Pseudoephedrine thread

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., rappaho@a... wrote:
> hi Dr. Williams:
> In a message dated 5/27/01 11:58:31 PM, williams@e... writes:
> << pseudoephedrine >>
> I believe this has been removed from medications last year.
> kathy. and Bianca

Pseudoephedrine is still very much alive and well in both
prescription medications and in such OTC products as Nyquil, DayQuil,
Theraflu and Alka Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus. From 1994 to 1996 the
FDA considered restrictions on the drug because back alley labs were
using it to manufacturer a form of mephamphetamine.

Nov 6 2000 the drug I think Kathy is thinking of, phenylpropanolamine
(PPA), was pulled from shelves and such OTC medications as 12 hour
contact because it was allegedly causing strokes in people under 50.

Psuedoephedrine replaced PPA in most popular OTC decongestants and
weight loss pills at that time. Probably should make some sort of
disclaimer.... don't take any medication without consulting your
physician or the manufactuerers label.. hows that :)