from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An adrenergic drug, C9H13NO, that acts as a vasoconstrictor and is used as a nasal decongestant, bronchodilator, appetite suppressant, and mild stimulant.
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- n. An adrenergic drug use to relieve allergic reactions, to treat respiratory infections and to suppress the appetite.
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- n. an adrenergic drug used in many preparations to relieve allergic reactions or respiratory infections
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A Yale University School of Medicine study found that phenylpropanolamine did increase the risk of stroke in women, prompting the FDA to ask drug makers to reformulate their products.
A friend of ours recently got an email forward about the cold medicine ingredient phenylpropanolamine (and its unpleasant tendency to increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke in women), so she sent it to us for a little "mythbusting."
As early as 1979, reports indicated the dangers of phenylpropanolamine, an ingredient in diet pills and cold remedies.
Back in 2000, we had to give up the old formula Dimetapp Elixir we used with our older kids because the phenylpropanolamine in it was linked to strokes in young women.
Further, he points out, chemically similar drugs like the decongestent phenylpropanolamine PPA and the dietary supplement Ephedra have already been pulled from the market for heart risk.
I In May of 1989 the Drug Enforcement Administration received information from a chemical company in Connecticut that a suspicious order had been received from "JAH Company," of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the chemical phenylpropanolamine.
In a kitchen freezer agents found more than a kilogram of phenylpropanolamine solution.
If you are using a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or any other dietary supplement, prescription drug or over-the-counter drug containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine (ingredients found in certain allergy, asthma, cough/cold, and weight loss products).
The court heard Carey had been a courier carrying more than 17kg of the precursor phenylpropanolamine.
The phenylpropanolamine had arrived in Sydney from Johannesburg on June 25 last year hidden in two multi-threaded rollers.