Healthy Kids: Medicine dispensers for cold medicine

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Two flavors of over-the-counter children’s liquid cold medicine are being recalled across the United States because the dosage cups that come with the medicine have incorrect markings and could lead to overdosing. Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul demonstrates medicine dispensers for children.

The following are the recalled cold medicine with their brands and lot numbers.

GUAIFENESIN GRAPE LIQ 4 OZ:
  • H.E.B – Lot No. 5LK0592 Expiration date 08/2017
  • CVS – Lot No. 5MK0340 Expiration date 08/2017
GUAIFENESIN DM CHRY LIQ 4 OZ:
  • Sunmark – Lot No. 5LK0528, 5LK0630, Expiration date 03/2017
  • Rite-Aid – Lot No. 5LK0528, 5LK0630, Expiration date 03/2017
  • Topcare – Lot No. 5LK0528, 5LK0630, 5LK0779, Expiration date 03/2017
  • Kroger – Lot No. 5LK0528, 5LK0630, Expiration date 03/2017
  • GoodSense – Lot No. 5LK0528, Expiration date 03/2017
  • Dollar General – Lot No. 5LK0630, Expiration date 03/2017
  • Care One – Lot No. 5LK0630, Expiration date 03/2017
  • CVS – Lot No. 5LK0630, Expiration date 03/2017
Overdose symptoms:
  • Hyper-excitability
  • Rapid eye movements
  • Changes in muscle reflexes
  • Ataxia and dystonia
  • Hallucinations and seizures
  • Stupor and coma / respiratory depression
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Tachycardia and irregular heartbeat
  • Death

 

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