No more PPA. Now what?

Now that the Feds are going to ban Phenylpropolinamine, what will drug manufactures use in it’s stead? And are any of them disputing the ban? I looked through my house and was surprised at all the things that have PPA. That’s a lot of products to go belly up in one swoop. What ingrediant can they use in it’s place?

There are lots of good cough syrups and appetite suppressants that use other active ingredients than phenylpropylamine. The risk of hemorrhagic stroke may be higher but is still pretty low, so I would guess drug companies will do what they need to do to challenge any lawsuits. Apart from this, the risk of stroke in young people is low enough that Dexatrim will probably still be around. There are lots of safer decongestants out there, most of them still opiate agonists like DM.

Hey Paprika, DM (dextromethorphan) is a weak opiate agonist at best, and as far as I know, has no decongestant properties. In high doses, it has a PCP-like effect causing ataxia (stumbling), hallucinations, and a dysphoria.

Qadgop, MD

Pseudoephredrine (i.e, Sudafed)