When medications are recalled due to potential health concerns, its stressful and when it is a medication used in babies and young children it is an even larger cause for alarm.
This week Health Canada announced a pro-active recall of a children’s fever reducer. The over-the-counter medication’s Children’s Little Remedies and Infant’s Little Remedies are used in the treatment of fevers and contain acetaminophen. While this brand of remedies are not available at Stafford Pharmacy, they may found in many other local pharmacies.
To date, no adverse reactions have been reported due to the use of this medication. Health Canada made the decision to recall the products after a European inspection agency determined that the manufacturing facility in China who makes this product line was not up to standards. The agency found that unsanitary conditions may have lead to contamination of these products with bacteria that could be potentially harmful if ingested.
In light of these findings, Prestige brands has voluntarilly recalled the following products:
- Children’s Little Remedies for Fevers – Grape, DIN 02385198, 160 mg/5 mL strength.
- Children’s Little Remedies for Fevers – Cherry, DIN 02385198, 160 mg/5 mL strength.
- Infant’s Little Remedies for Fevers – Berry, DIN 02385171, 80 mg/mL strength.
- Infant’s Little Remedies for Fevers – Grape, DIN 02385171, 80 mg/mL strength.
Note: DIN refers to the Drug Identification Number given to all prescription and non-prescription medications by Health Canada when approving a product for sale in Canada. The DIN is unique and specifically identifies a specific drug or product formulation. You can use the DIN to double check the identity of the product that you have.
If you have any of the above listed products please do not give any more to your child and return to your pharmacy for prompt and proper disposal.