Recall: The label says cold medicine for kids. Inside might be a drug with 60% alcohol
One lot of a children’s medicine for common cold symptoms has been recalled because the bottles might have a pain reliever that’s 60% alcohol.
That’s according to Novis PR’s FDA-posted notice announcing the recall of G-Supress DX Pediatric Drops, Lot No. D20911, expiration 10/25.
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What should be in the bottles is promoted as a nasal decongestant, expectorant and cough suppressant. What might be in the bottles could kill your kid.
“There is a probability of serious adverse events with a product containing alcohol including alcohol toxicity,” the notice said. “Infants and young children are prone to profound hypoglycemia coma, and hypothermia from ingesting relatively small amounts of ethanol, and deaths have been reported. Furthermore, the product contains benzocaine but does not include a warning for methemoglobinemia, which is a condition in which too little oxygen is delivered to your cells and can be life-threatening.”
The deaths that have been reported, Novis said, did not come from the bottles in this recall. The recalled bottles went to pharmacies in Puerto Rico. They should be returned to the stores where they were bought for a full refund.
If you have questions about this recall, call Novis at 787-767-2072, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern time.
If you have had any medical problems from this or any other drug, see a medical professional. Then, let the FDA know via its MedWatch Adverse Event page or by filling out a form you can get by calling 800-332-1088.