Important Infant Cold Medication Recall

by Julie Fletcher

Important Infant Cold Medication Recall

Last month, U.S. health officials had advised that the warning ‘Consult your physician’ be removed from infant cold medications and place instead the warning to not use the medicines in children under 2 years of age.

The problem comes not from the medication itself, but from unintentional overdosing. Parents may lose the dropper that came with the medication, then try to estimate the dose with droppers from other medications or with the tiny measuring cups on other cold medicines. This has led to around 50 death in the past 40 years.

The companies who make the medications are putting forth a voluntary recall. The recall does not affect cold medicines targeted to children aged 2 and up.

Here is a list of the recalled medications:

Dimetapp Decongestant Plus Cough Infant Drops

Dimetapp Decongestant Infant Drops

Little Colds Decongestant Plus Cough

Little Colds Multi-Symptom Cold Formula

Pediacare Infant Drops Decongestant (containing pseudoephedrine)

Pediacare Infant Drops Decongestant & Cough (containing pseudoephedrine)

Pediacare Infant Dropper Decongestant (containing phenylephrine)

Pediacare Infant Dropper Long-Acting Cough

Pediacare Infant Dropper Decongestant & Cough (containing phenylephrine)

Robitussin Infant Cough DM Drops

Triaminic Infant & Toddler Thin Strips Decongestant

Triaminic Infant & Toddler Thin Strips Decongestant Plus Cough

Tylenol Concentrated Infants’ Drops Plus Cold

Tylenol Concentrated Infants’ Drops Plus Cold & Cough

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