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13 Apr 2006

dimetapp - still safe
I received an e-mail stating that all drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled. Apparently the following medicines are included:
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
Dimetapp Elixir

Is this true and should I stop giving my child the Dimetapp Elexir for colds and flu? Or is it a hoax?
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01 Jan 0001

Ronel

Althought the risk is minimal, the threat reharding PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE is true.
However, the e-mail must be very old as dimetap has been re-formulated and re-launched. Since 2005 it doesnt contain phenylpropanolamine, but pseudoephedrine instead.
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