PPA is a very common drug that has been used in many over-the-counter and prescription medications for the past 50 years. PPA is the generic name for the drug phenylpropanolamine. PPA has been used in many different products that you may have in your house right now, including:
PPA is a dangerous drug that has been used in the past as a decongestant to relieve stuffed noses and sinus congestion and pressure. PPA is also used in diet pills as an appetite suppressant.
Recently, there has been a link found between PPA an increased risk of stroke in women. What is alarming about the link is that the PPA users who suffered a stroke were individuals who were younger and healthy, and were not necessarily stroke candidates. Due to these findings, the FDA has requested that drug manufacturers stop voluntarily using PPA in their drugs.