Posted by Frank (220.127.116.11) on September 26, 2000 at 16:19:54:
In Reply to: help posted by Dwain Bond on September 26, 2000 at 14:29:09:
Dwain - Do you mean phenylpropanolamine (PPA) or ephidrine? PPA is a common ingredient in OTC meds for cough/cold, sinus, migraine, diet, etc.
It is a vaso-constrictor which if your sensitive to it or take too much; can cause the "base of the skull" type of headache you described. It can also elevate blood pressure and cause a stroke.
Lots of people don't read labels on OTC meds and if they have a cough, stuffed sinuses, and a headache... they take some NyQuil + 2 Sudafed + 2 Excedrin PM... and WHAMO! I know, been there.
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