Phenylpropanolamine - Safer than Phenylephrine? Let's talk facts!?

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13 Dec 2009

Phenylpropanolamine has been associated with an increased 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 low, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that consumers not use any products that contain phenylpropanolamine.

Phenylephrine would be a wiser choice of decongestant.

See: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/phenylpropanolamine.html
http://www.drugs.com/cdi/phenylephrine-tablets.html

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