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Archived – Drug Products Containing Phenylpropanolamine

Starting date:
November 6, 2000
Posting date:
June 1, 2001
Type of communication:
Public Communication
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Important Safety Information
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-17000210

Update June 2001

This list identifies products containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA) available on the Canadian market at the time of the first Advisory on November 6, 2000. Although products containing PPA are being withdrawn, there remains the possibility that some products may be left on shelves in pharmacies or other retail outlets. This list also assists consumers in identifying products containing PPA that may be stored in their homes and should be disposed of safely.

Some products are being reformulated by either the removal of PPA or replacement of it with a safe and effective alternative nasal decongestant. In the case of reformulated products in which the manufacturer wishes to retain the same product name, they are being asked to indicate the change in formulation on the label with words like "New formulation".

To identify products containing PPA, Health Canada advises consumers to check for "phenylpropanolamine" on the list of ingredients on the product label or consult with a pharmacist or their physician.

The completeness and accuracy of this lists of products containing phenylpropanolamine depends on the manufacturer`s notifying Health Canada of any changes. Health Canada strongly advises consumers to check the ingredient list on the product label for the presence of "phenylpropanolamine".

This list identifies products containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA) available on the Canadian market at the time of the first Advisory on November 6, 2000

Brand Name DIN Company Name
ALKA-SELTZER PLUS COLD MEDICINE - EVT 2152800 BAYER INC., CONSUMER CARE DIVISION
ANTITUSSIVE DECONG ANTIHISTAMINE SYR 815616 PRODEMDIS ENR
BRONCHODEX D CAP 547603 PRODEMDIS ENR
CALDOMINE DH ADULTE 550485 TECHNILAB PHARMA INC.
CALDOMINE DH ENFANT 550493 TECHNILAB PHARMA INC.
COLD & ALLERGY RELIEF - LIQ 2198916 STANLEY PHARMACEUTICALS,
A DIVISION OF VITA HEALTH PRODUCTS INC.
COLD DECONGESTANT LONG ACTING CAP 328286 NOVOPHARM LIMITED
COLD RELIEF 2231802 PERRIGO INTERNATIONAL
COLD RELIEF DM 2231803 PERRIGO INTERNATIONAL
COLTALIN TABLET 815764 FORTUNE PHARMACAL CO. LTD.
CONTAC COLD CAPSULES 2230326 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMERHEALTHCARE,
DIVISION OF SMITHKLINE BEECHAM INC.
CONTAC COLD EXTRA STRENGTH CAPSULES 2230425 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMER HEALTHCARE,
DIVISION OF SMITHKLINE BEECHAM INC.
CONTAC COUGH COLD AND FLU CAPLETS 2085984 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMERHEALTHCARE,
DIVISION OF SMITHKLINE BEECHAM INC.
CORICIDIN D LONG ACTING TAB 723819 SCHERING CANADA INC.
CORICIDIN D TAB 580503 SCHERING CANADA INC.
CORICIDIN ND TAB 811351 SCHERING CANADA INC.
CORICIDIN SINUS HEADACHE TAB 496642 SCHERING CANADA INC.
COUGH, COLD & ALLERGY RELIEF 2198908 STANLEY PHARMACEUTICALS,
A DIVISION OF VITA HEALTH PRODUCTS INC.
COUNTERACT SINUS AND ALLERGY 2230876 MELALEUCA OF CANADA INC.
DECONGESTANT ANTIHISTAMINIC SYRUP 576689 PHARMASCIENCE INC.
DILOTAB 806625 ZEE MEDICAL INC.
DIMETANE EXPECTORANT LIQ 1933590 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETANE EXPECTORANT-C SYR 1934716 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETANE EXPECTORANT-DC SYR 1934708 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP CHEWABLE TABLETS 2024616 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP CHILDREN'S COLD & ALLERGY TABLETS 2229557 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP CHILDREN'S COLD & FEVER 2241814 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP CLEAR 2052482 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP COLD & SINUS 1933566 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP COUGH & COLD LIQUI-GELS - CAP 2215314 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP COUGH, COLD & FLU 2241813 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP DM ELIXIR 1933620 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP DM TAB 1933574 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP ELIXIR 1933647 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP EXTENTABS 1933604 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP LIQUI-GELS CAP 2012146 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP ORAL INFANT DROPS 1933639 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP TAB 1932608 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
DIMETAPP-C SYR 1934694 WHITEHALL-ROBINS INC.
EMERCIDIN "D" TAB 763519 PHARMETICS INC.
ENTEX LA 2231572 PURDUE PHARMA
ORADRINE 2 TAB 1940783 NUTRIBON (1986) INC.
ORADRINE TABLETS 763527 PHARMAVITE LABORATORIES (1987) INC.
ORNADE AF SPANSULE SRC 2083671 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMERHEALTHCARE,
DIVISION OF SMITHKLINE BEECHAM INC.
ORNADE SPANSULE SRC 2083663 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMERHEALTHCARE,
DIVISION OF SMITHKLINE BEECHAM INC.
PHARMACOL DM SYR 1923544 THERAPEX, DIVISION DE E-Z-EM CANADA INC.
SINE OFF ND EXTRA STRENGTH CAPLET 1916149 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMERHEALTHCARE,
DIVISION OF SMITHKLINE BEECHAM INC.
SINE-OFF ALLERGY TAB 2016672 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMERHEALTHCARE,
DIVISION OF SMITHKLINE BEECHAM INC.
SINE-OFF N.D. TABLET 2144077 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CONSUMERHEALTHCARE,
DIVISION OF SMITHKLINE BEECHAM INC.
SINUTAB SA TAB 1938398 WARNER-LAMBERT CANADA INC.
TANTACOL DM SYR 1934945 TANTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
TANTAPP ELIXIR 2043947 TANTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
TAVIST-D TABLETS 1906577 NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH CANADA INC.
TRI-ANAMINE COLD SYRUP 1906437 JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION
TRI-ANAMINE EXPECT ANTIHIST DECONG SYRUP 1906976 JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION
TRIAMINIC COLD AND ALLERGY SYRUP 1907883 NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH CANADA INC.
TRIAMINIC DM DAYTIME SYR 2031213 NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH CANADA INC.
TRIAMINIC EXPECTORANT DH SYRUP 1906615 NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH CANADA INC.
TRISULFAMINIC SUS 889202 SHEPHERD PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
TRISULFAMINIC TAB 889210 SHEPHERD PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
TUSSAMINIC C FORTE SYRUP 1925954 NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH CANADA INC.
TUSSAMINIC DH FORTE SYRUP 1925962 NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH CANADA INC.
TUSSAMINIC DH PEDIATRIC SYRUP 1906690 NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH CANADA INC.

 

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