Re: Warning on Propulsid

From: Bernie and Beverly Doucette (
Tue Jan 25 08:39:22 2000

Man....what a scare! I just mentioed this to a fellow ARD memeber who DOES have a heart problem and is about to receive a prescription TODAY for GERD!!

Now can people understand just why it may have been in our best interest NOT to have had the Intergel appproved by the FDA?? Better to be safe then sorry and I sure don't want to have to know the first fatality in the event something isn't ready to be be approved...let the experiments stay in the research labs and not get out until things are ready to be used safely on those who need them!

If any of you still harbored any feelings against the FDA for not approving the Intergel...may those feelings be laid to rest with this announcement!

Thank-you Karen

>----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Kaplan <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 8:20 AM Subject: Warning on Propulsid

> The FDA announced yesterday that Propulsid can cause dangerous irregular
> heartbeats and even sudden death.
> So, those of you with GERD, try something else - my PCP has me on Axid,
> which has very few side effects and is specifically for GERD.
> I also find candied ginger very helpful - the Axid is to repair the damage
> to my stomach from Motrin last August.
> Karen

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