Tylenol Recalled Along With A String Of Other Medicines

May 1st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
medicine_aislejctopMay 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a worrying development, a voluntary medicine recall has been issued by McNeil Consumer Healthcare that covers a number of widely used and popular over-the-counter medicines meant for the toddlers. The recall affects more than 40 such drugs and the incident has made parents with little children worried. The drugs include Motrin and several variants of Tylenol. However, the company is not recalling the drugs because of adverse customer reports or cases of side effects suffered by anyone. On the contrary, the recall is owing to the fact that the products do not meet desired quality standards. The manufacture has cautioned the parents not to give the recalled drugs to their kids.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has also said that the recalled products contain higher concentration of some active ingredients than what is permitted. The company has also made it clear that it has decided to announce the recall after having a long discussion with the FDA. Both tablet and liquid drugs have been affected by this recall. The drugs covered by this recall are used in countries like Canada, Dubai, Kuwait, Puerto Rico, Jamaica apart from the USA. The FDA carries out routine tests on various types of medications from time to time and if it finds something amiss it advises the maker to recall the concerned products.

Those who have used the products need not worry as the company says the products are not hazardous as such. The recall is likely to make thousands of parents worried about what they should use in place of these drugs when their children need them.

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