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Re: Slimming Tablets

Posted by blackjack on May 25, 2001, at 0:13:45

In reply to Re: Slimming Tablets Lisa Simpson, posted by Cam W. on May 24, 2001, at 9:48:13

> Lisa - What was the active ingredient? Was it phenylpropanolamine (PPA). PPA has been removed from the market in North America because of a risk of heart attacks.

PPA was taken off the market because it can be used in illegal amphetamine synthesis. This is the same reason there are now strong restrictions on the sale of single-ingredient preparations of ephedrine. The "safety" issue was just an pretense. PPA is safer than aspirin. I predict within a year, you will no longer be able to even get single-ingredient preparations of psuedoephedrine (Sudafed) OTC in the US.

And it't hemohrragic stroke, not heart attack, for which PPA (slightly) increases risk.


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