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Children’s Cold Medicine Recall Due to Potential Overdose

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

Perrigo Company, a pharmaceutical company, has issued a voluntary recall on several brands of its children’s cough and cold medicines, according to KARE 11 News based out of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

About the Cold Medicine Recall

The recall was issued after it was found that the dosage cups included with the medicine had incorrect markings.

The Perrigo Company is recalling two lots of its children’s guaifenesin grape and cherry flavored medicines. Both lots are sold in 4 oz. bottles by multiple brands.

The brands that sold the cough syrups Include:

  • H.E.B and CVS brand (Grape Flavor)
  • Sunmark (Cherry Flavor)
  • Rite-Aid (Cherry Flavor)
  • Topcare (Cherry Flavor)
  • Kroger (Cherry Flavor)
  • GoodSense (Cherry Flavor)
  • Dollar General (Cherry Flavor)
  • Care One (Cherry Flavor)
  • CVS (Cherry Flavor)

Potential Side Effects of Cough Syrup Overdose in Children

It is important for consumers to be aware that an overdose of the recalled products can result in hallucinations, rapid eye movements, hyper excitability, changes in muscle reflexes, dystonia, ataxia, stupor, and coma.

Other side effects can include vomiting, irregular heartbeat, tachycardia, nausea, seizures, respiratory depression, and death.

As of now, no reports related to overdose with the recalled products have been reported.

The website has been issued by the Perrigo Company to help customers with any questions and to help them find out if their products is a part of the precautionary recall. 


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