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To the Editor:—
In reference to Ostern and Dodson's communication on "Hypertension Following Ornade Ingestion" (194:472, 1965), I can report a somewhat similar, although less alarming, experience with Contac, a proprietary preparation containing 50 mg of phenylpropanolamine.The blood-pressure readings in two young men taking physical examinations for insurance purposes were found to be at the range of 180/110 mm Hg. The men had ingested Contac for treatment of acute rhinitis. These pressures returned to normal the following day, after discontinuance of the medication.
Livingston PH. Transient Hypertension And Phenylpropanolamine. JAMA. 1966;196(13):1159. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100260097036