This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
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.
Philip H. Livingston. Transient Hypertension And Phenylpropanolamine. JAMA. 1966;196(13):1159. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100260097036