Seldane: Overview(2)

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:49 by admin
Seldane and Seldane-D, the allergy medications manufactured by Hoescht Marion Roussel and Baker Norton Pharmaceuticals, were removed from the market in 1998 after the FDA discovered that the drugs caused rare but serious heart problems when they were taken in combination with certain other drugs, especially antibiotics and anti-fungals.

Seldane and Seldane-D contain terfenadine, a substance believed to cause certain heart conditions. The manufacturers decided to remove Seldane and Seldane-D after they developed a safer alternative, the popular allergy drug Allegra. Allegra contains fexofenadine hydrochloride rather than terfenadine; as such, Allegra has the same beneficial effects of Seldane and Seldane-D without the dangerous propensity to cause heart problems.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Seldane or Seldane-D. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Common Cold Drugs: Overview
  2. Heart Problems
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