Recall on Baby Tylenol Motrin and other liquid suspentions

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Elizabeth - posted on 05/06/2010

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this is crazy our childrens uses these meds to get well and now we have to change becuase of the dieases that are in these meds

Michelle - posted on 05/05/2010

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Thank you for the info! I work in retail and knew there was a recall, but kept forgetting to look it up as to "why". They just tell us to pull the stuff. I will spread the information to people at work. Thanks again!

Cynthia - posted on 05/04/2010

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Just wanted to let everyone know that I looked the recall today and Zyrtec is now listed.

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i posted it on my fb status for any friends of mine that hadnt heard about it.
Thanks for the heads up as i havent heard anything about it on the news here and ive had the radio on all day!

Opal - posted on 05/04/2010

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I just heard about this recall going on. I went to look and my children's motrin was on the list so I threw it away. Luckily the allergy and pain medichine is generic and it doesn't effect them.

Christina - posted on 05/03/2010

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Another question...is it ONLY baby's meds or is childrens on the list as well???

Christina - posted on 05/03/2010

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OMG...why and when did this happen? My 4 year old has been taking Childrens Motrin-grape flavor. Where can I find the list of the recalls???

Serena - posted on 05/03/2010

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I use the generics because they are more cost efficient and they are the same as the name brand but apparently they are processed better go figure

Mika - posted on 05/03/2010

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Great. First our crib gets recalled and now the motrin I was about to give my daughter. Thanks for posting this.

Candi - posted on 05/03/2010

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Thanks for the info. I had to toss mine. Mine came from a military pharmacy, so luckily I didn't lose any money. lol.

Noƭìcę - posted on 05/03/2010

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they have here at WalMart, anyway.Shelves are emptied and returns without sales slip.

Erika - posted on 05/03/2010

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Ya, I found a bottle of Tylenol... Hopefully the company comes through with the refunds/replacement coupons.

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Thank goodness nothing in my cupboard is up there, but I had to run and check! Thanks for the warning.

Layla, acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) is safe - when taken or given correctly - with the right dosage - in the time frame specified for no more than the amount of days specified. It's when people go over that dosage amount or don't measure correctly by using cooking teaspoons, not medicine spoons, syringes, etc, that overdoses occur in children (and adults for that matter). People don't take into consideration also that one of their medicines might have acetaminophen in it on top of the tylenol they are taking. (Cold medicines, Percocet, Vicodin, etc.) Plus they take it more than the recommended days in a row, all of that can lead up to liver damage. Label instructions or more importantly, doctor's orders need to be followed closely, because you are right in the fact that it can and will cause liver damage if too much is taken. When we are talking about little ones like we have, it's easy to overdose them if you don't follow the directions carefully. This article explains it well - http://www.emaxhealth.com/1024/90/32017/...

Layla - posted on 05/02/2010

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Generics won't save you. You need to know the actual DRUG that it is, or you'll still get the same side-effects... Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Tylenol is ascetemenetol (however you spell it! ) :P

As I understand it, it can and has caused liver failure. To the tune of 62 lives a year in the U.S., last I heard....( I heard it either on NPR or BBC)

Katherine - posted on 05/02/2010

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating this voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards. This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events. However, as a precautionary measure, parents and caregivers should not administer these products to their children. Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.


Really comforting huh? Especially since I just GAVE it to my daughter. Thank GOD they have a margin of error.

Katherine - posted on 05/01/2010

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Oh Great, the Motrin I just gave my 1yo earlier today is on there. This is happening way too often and they need to tighten up ship. I would suggest that everyone buy the store brand and NOT the name brand.

Krysta - posted on 05/01/2010

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i had both the tylenol & the motrin. The tylenol ive been giving to my son.. UGHHH =[

Katherine - posted on 05/01/2010

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Isn't THAT a surprise??? Thanks for posting this. It seems every other month, Tylenol has a recall. Thank GOD for store brands!!!

Janet - posted on 05/01/2010

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Thanks! I actually had a recalled Tylenol product that I have been giving to my son...ARGH!

Diana - posted on 05/01/2010

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All my meds were listed. Which is scary cause my 8 1/2 month old just had her shots and I gave her the Tylenol infant drops. My 5 1/2 year had a fever and I gave her the Children's Motrin. I have had these meds for a while with no side effects.

Krista - posted on 05/01/2010

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For any Canadians, here is the scoop from Johnson & Johnson's website (there's nothing on Health Canada's site yet):

"In Canada, the impact is limited to Children’s MOTRIN® and Infant’s MOTRIN® liquid suspension products and Children’s TYLENOL® Cough & Runny Nose liquid suspension only. No other Canadian product is impacted"

Jodi - posted on 05/01/2010

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Thank you Celia, I will pin this thread so people see it.

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Jayna - posted on 04/30/2010

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Thanks!!! I just got it out of the cupboard and I had to toss mine... Thanks for the heads up. (Haha... As I'm typing this i HEARD THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE NEWS!!!)

Iridescent - posted on 04/30/2010

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Thank you! I am very glad I buy generic products whenever possible right now, lol! But the Zyrtec I just checked and this particular one wasn't included, although many others were.

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