Children’s cold medicine recalled due to dosage cup defect

Nine retailers have recalled two flavors of store brand children’s liquid cold medicine. The dosage cup contains incorrect markings that could lead to an overdose.

The Perrigo company manufactures the medicine that is sold nationally under several different brand names. Some of those retailers include c-CVS, Kroger, and Dollar General.

The recall covers batches of the grape flavored and cherry flavored medicine sold in four-ounce bottles.

An overdose of the medicine can cause hyper-excitability, rapid eye movements, irregular heart beat, and even death.

Recalled lots, along with their corresponding branded labels, are listed below:

GUAIFENESIN GRAPE LIQ 4 OZ

Label Lot number Expiry
H.E.B 5LK0592 08/2017
CVS 5MK0340 08/2017

GUAIFENESIN DM CHRY LIQ 4 OZ

Label Lot number Expiry
Sunmark 5LK0528, 5LK0630 03/2017
Rite-Aid 5LK0528, 5LK0630 03/2017
Topcare 5LK0528, 5LK0630, 5LK0779 03/2017
Kroger 5LK0528, 5LK0630 03/2017
GoodSense 5LK0528 03/2017
Dollar General 5LK0630 03/2017
Care One 5LK0630 03/2017
CVS 5LK0630 03/2017

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

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