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Several Robitussin and Children's Dimetapp Products Recalled Because of Dosage Cup; No Problem With Medications
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
Oct. 30, 2007 -- Wyeth Consumer Healthcare issued a voluntary recall today of several of its Robitussin products and Children's Dimetapp Cough & Cold Congestion product.
The recall only involves the following products for all U.S. retailers:
In a news release, Wyeth says the recall has nothing to do with the medications themselves. Instead, it's about the dosage cup that comes with the products.
Wyeth will remove dosage cups that don't have a half-teaspoon mark, which is the recommended dose for children aged 2-6, and replace those products with a marked dosage cup. The replaced products will be labeled to indicate that the new dosage cup is included.
Meanwhile, Wyeth has this advice for parents and caregivers:
An FDA advisory panel recently recommended that over-the-counter cold and cough medicines not be used in children who are 2 to 5 years old. The FDA is considering the panel's recommendations.
SOURCES: News release, Wyeth. WebMD Health News: "Panel: No Cold Medicine for Young Kids."
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