Perrigo Company announced a voluntary recall on several of its brands of children’s cough and cold medicine. Two batches of children’s gauifenesin grape liquid and three batches of its children’s guaifenesin DM cherry liquid have been recalled. They are both sold in 4 oz. bottles by several brands. The brands are sold over-the-counter and are used for treating coughs and colds. They were sold nationwide under brands including Kroger, CVS, Dollar General, Rite-Aid, Sunmark, Topcare, GoodSense and Care One.
The recall is due to an overdose concern. The the dosage cups included with the products were found to have incorrect markings.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of the recall, but there have been no reports of anyone becoming sick. Perrigo issued the recall to maintain the highest possible product quality standards for our retail customers and consumers. The company is asking parents to throw the dosing cups out rather than trying to determine the correct dosage.
The reaction to the ingredients in these cough syrups is considered “minimally toxic”, but too much can lead to more serious side effects.
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