May 3, 2010 | Barb Carr

Drug Alert: The Food And Drug Administration investigating Children Medicine Recall

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare recalls more than 40 children’s medicines that are affected. The recall involves children’s versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl, because they don’t meet quality standards. Either too much agent or not enough.

Important Information from the article:

The FDA also says parents in the interim should consider substitute child medications, such as generic versions. It does not recommend that children be given adult-strength Tylenol or Motrin because they are not intended for younger age groups.

The medicines were made and distributed in the United States, and exported to Canada, the Dominican Republic, Dubai, Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and Kuwait.

Details are available by telephone at 1-888-222-6036 or on the Web at www.mcneilproductrecall.com. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36882842/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/?ocid=xnetr3-4/

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