Several common brand name medications are being recalled in Canada, the US and 10 other countries after it was determined that some bottles may have a higher concentration of the active ingredient than indicated on the bottle. In Canada, all bottles of Children’s Motrin and Infant Motrin are being recalled, as well as Children’s Tylenol Cough and Runny Nose suspension liquid. In other countries, children’s versions of Benedryl, Zyrtec, Tylenol and Tylenol Plus are being recalled as well.
The FDA called the chance of medical problems “remote” but advises parents to stop using the medications as a precaution. It suggested generic brands as an alternative in the meantime. If a child has recently taken the medication and is exhibiting “unexpected symptoms” parents should consult a medical professional.
Parents can check the McNeil Product Recall website for details. As a note, I’m a little frustrated that it doesn’t say anywhere that I can find what to do with the recalled meds. If anyone has more information, please post it in the comment section. If I’m able to find more information (I’ll check with my pharmacist-mom) I’ll post an update.