Perrigo Company has recalled boxes of its grape- and cherry-flavored children’s cough syrups after discovering a potential defect with the dosing cups. The global company, which specializes in over-the-counter products, has recalled two batches of its children’s guaifenesin grape liquid (100mg/5mL) and three batches of children’s guaifenesin DM cherry liquid (100mg guaifenesin and 5mg dextromethorphan HBr/5 ml) in 4-ounce bottles with a dosage cup. Perrigo said some cups have incorrect dose markings. Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa said the company has not received reports of accidental overdose related to the medication. “There have been no reports of adverse events to Perrigo as a result of the incorrect dosage markings,” he said. “Perrigo is taking this action to maintain the highest possible product quality standards for our retail customers and consumers.” Children who overdose on guaifenesin DM may experience hyper excitability, rapid eye movements, changes in muscle reflexes, ataxia, dystonia, hallucinations, stupor, and coma. Other effects have included nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, irregular heartbeat, seizures, respiratory depression, and death. Recalled lots, along with their corresponding branded labels, are listed below:
GUAIFENESIN GRAPE LIQ 4 OZ
GUAIFENESIN DM CHRY LIQ 4 OZ
If you have purchased one of the recalled products, call 888-345-0479 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit mucusreliefrecall.com. You may report adverse reactions or quality problems through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Adverse Event Reporting program: Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm; Regular Mail: use postage-paid FDA form 3500 available at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form. Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
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