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Back To Vidyya Tylenol, Motrin Products Do Not Contain PPA

Patients & Practitioners Should Consult Label On All Cold & Sinus Medications

The leading producer of over-the-counter cold medications in the US, has assured consumers that none of its Tylenol® or Motrin ® brand cold/flu or sinus products contain phenylpropanolamine (PPA).

A panel of experts yesterday recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ban PPA in over-the-counter appetite suppressants and decongestants, because of a new study suggesting that this ingredient could be related to some types of strokes. Others, including the leading organization of OTC drug manufacturers and renowned epidemiologists, challenged the merits of the study and denied that it could be used to suggest additional health risks with this ingredient.

Because some early news announcements about the FDA panel recommendation included footage showing Tylenol® products, to avoid confusion among consumers, McNeil, the maker of Tylenol felt compelled to point out that its entire line of adult and pediatric Tylenol® and Motrin ® products is free of PPA.

Consumers having questions about Tylenol® or Motrin ® products can call 800-962-5357.

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