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June 27, 1966

Transient Hypertension And Phenylpropanolamine

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Chattanooga, Tenn

JAMA. 1966;196(13):1159. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100260097036

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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.

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