If your medicine contains phenylpropanolamine it will be stated on the list of ingredients on the label or leaflet.
Decongestants-A group of medications, such as pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, and phenylpropanolamine, that shrink blood vessels and consequently mucus membranes.
For example, taking caffeine with the decongestant phenylpropanolamine can raise blood pressure.
The generic names of common decongestants include phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pseudoephedrine, and in nasal sprays naphazoline, oxymetazoline, and xylometazoline.
Appetite suppressants, including Dexatrim and Acutrim, usually contain a chemical called phenylpropanolamine (PPA).
The chemical phenylpropanolamine which acts similarly to an amphetamine has been associated with severe side effects such as bleeding of the brain.