Brands of cold medicines recalled by drug maker

By WEEK Producer

Brands of cold medicines recalled by drug maker

February 1, 2013 Updated Feb 1, 2013 at 4:57 PM CDT

NEW YORK, NY -- Approximately 2.3 million bottles of cough and cold syrup have been recalled because of the potential the child safety caps could fail.

Pharmaceutical maker Novartis issued the voluntary recall of Triaminic and Theraflu. Four children reportedly ingested the medicine by accident after they were able to get past the child-restraint caps. One needed medical attention.

The recalled medicines contain acetaminophen, meant to bring down fevers. Doctors say young children can overdose easily on the ingredient. Large amounts can cause liver damage.

The recalled products were manufactured before January of last year, so the majority of products are likely off store shelve already and already used.  

For a full list of recalled products, visit http://www.novartisotc.com/recall_theraflu_triaminic.html.
 

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