Child Deaths Prompt FDA Warning on Cough Drug

"12-14-2010  After reviewing reports on 31 overdoses of the prescription cough medication benzonatate (Tessalon) -- including the deaths of five toddlers -- the FDA said it was beefing up the drug's label warnings ..."

It is a BIGGER problem than just taking too much, maybe there is something WRONG with this medication; not all deaths are reported

CAS No. 104-31-4
Chemical Name: Benzonatate      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Benzonatate.svg
CBNumber: CB0141109
Chemical, Molecular Formula: C30H53NO11  C30H53NO11
Benzonatate was approved by the FDA in 1958.[1]  Benzonatate Synonyms:

2-[2-[2-[2-[2-[2-[2-[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethyl-4-butylaminobenzoate
p-(Butylamino)benzoic acid 2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-nonaoxaoctacos-28-yl
2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-NONAOXAOCTACOSAN-28-YL P-(BUTYLAMINO)-BENZOATE
BENZOIC ACID,4-(BUTYLAMINO)-,2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-NONAOXAOCTACOS-28-YL ESTER
BENZONATATE
4-(Butylamino)benzoicacid3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27-nonaoxao-ctacos-1-ylester
benzoicacid,4-(butylamino)-,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27-nonaoxaoctacos-1-yles
benzononantin

Of the 8 suppliers of this medication, four are from China

Quality control in China is NOT that reliable

MSDS:  Causes harm to unborn, acute toxicity if swallowed  back up MSDS (pdf) fair use

http://worldaccount.basf.com/wa/NAFTA~en_US/Catalog/Pharma/doc4/BASF/PRD/30273578/Material%20Safety%20Data%20Sheet-US-EN.pdf?title=&asset_type=msds/pdf&language=EN&validArea=US&urn=urn:documentum:ProductBase_EU:09007af8800ec94e.pdf

"Pfizer Inc. said Dec 10, 2010 it is pulling its blood pressure drug Thelin off the market and stopping all clinical trials because the drug can cause fatal liver damage." No wonder it and Avandia are so harmful (They contain glycol ether - which targets liver & kidneys.)

http://www.valdezlink.com/re/health/bpmedicationdamagesliver.htm

 

Tylenol Damages liver?  *

Suspect that these medications are worse than what causes the cough, the headaches, in the first place (glycol ether) a chemical exposure.  Signs of a chemical exposure <--link

Flu symptoms may also be:  Exposure to Glycol Ether + 'the anemia' Glycol Ether Causes *

 Cause of death - Three Soldiers die after 'flu' symptoms 2005 in USA  *

Exposure to Glycol Ethers and Subsequent Anemia  *

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, "Thank you for your comments about exposure to glycol ethers and subsequent anemia. The scientific literature seems to support your concerns."

Often doctors wonder what are causes of 'shortness of breath'

8 signs of hemolytic anemia, per medical dictionary:

Chills

Fatigue

Pale color

Shortness of breath

Rapid heart rate

Yellow skin color (jaundice)

Dark urine blood in urine?  *

Enlarged spleen

 

According to Robbins' Pathologic Basis of Disease, 5th Edition (1994), Chapter 13 (Diseases of Red Cells and Bleeding Disorders), page 584:

"With an increased demand for blood cells in the adult, the fatty marrow may become transformed to red, active marrow. Moreover, this is accompanied by increased productive activity throughout the marrow. These adaptive changes are capable of increasing red cell production (erythropoiesis) seven-to-eight-fold. Thus ... such loss of red cells as may occur in hemolytic disorders produces anemia only when the marrow compensatory mechanisms are outstripped."

  ALSO:  Why Horrible headaches?  Another View on Medical Health issues for those with CFIDS, CFS, FM   -  valdezlink.com/re/whyheadaches.htm  photo fair use <--link  Other signs:  Horrible Headaches  *  *

Autoimmune action on Nervous System:
  • Short term Memory Loss

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Personality change (grouchy over 'nothing')

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Depression

  • Paranoia

  • Mimics psychiatric disorder

  • Suicidal tendencies

... a story about memory loss *  ... A memory loss causing chemical  *

2-butoxyethanol *

EGBE MSDS

(a commonly found glycol ether) causes hemolytic anemia (AIHA or IMHA)

In severe, acute exposure very high white blood cell production is stimulated

Exposure to glycol ether looks like 'the flu' or just 'sniffles.' * Diabetes is an easy to find autoimmune 'side effect' of exposure to glycol ether. With too much exposure, the anemia that's hard to find will be the most serious health issue ... & high white blood cell counts can be a side effect of this extreme AIHA. http://www.valdezlink.com/re/ethyleneglycol/healthdamage.htm#8  *   *   *    *

"There is increasing recognition that FM and CFS may be autoimmune in nature." Dr. David Moskowitz

("symptoms of CFS and FM most resemble the flu")

2-butoxyethanol      C6H14O2

(a glycol ether) causes a lot of harm

... an organic solvent, a teratogen, a neurotoxin, a poison, a pesticide

Autism? * 

2-Butoxy Ethanol is unquestionably Health Hazardous  *    * 

... of interest to cardiologists regarding a patient's exposure to glycol ether?  *

Ethanol (drinking alcohol) C2H6O

2-2-butoxyethanol  10%  in Firefighters' foam (Steve Derrig?)

Asbestos doesn't cause the harm it gets credited for, check into the other chemical that was there

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12-15-2010