Phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride, or PPA, is a drug used as a decongestant in many over-the-counter and prescription cough and cold medications
It has also been used in a number of weight loss products. The Food and Drug Administration has requested that all drug companies discontinue marketing products containing PPA.
Additionally, the FDA issued a public health advisory concerning the risk of hemorrhagic stroke, or bleeding into the brain, associated with phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride. A report by scientists at Yale University School of Medicine concluded a direct link between PPA and increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke, particularly in women. Men may also be at risk, though to a lesser degree.
Stroke Warning Signs:
- Sudden Weakness or Numbness of the face, arm/leg on one side of the body.
- Sudden dimness or loss of vision particularly in one eye.
- Loss of Speech, or trouble talking or understanding speech.
- Sudden, severe headaches with no known or apparent cause.
- Unexplained dizziness, unsteadiness or falls.
The Bernard Law Group, has years of experience in PPA and drug-related matters. Our skilled team of defective and dangerous drug lawyers will investigate the facts, assess your claim, establish which parties and insurance companies are to be held responsible, and organize all of the details of composing and presenting your case. If you think that you may have a Phenylpropanolamine case, contact the Bernard Law Group.
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