Manufacturing deficiencies were detected by FDA inspection in liquid formulations of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl for infants and children. The inspection was carried out at McNeil plant in Fort Washington, Pa, which is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
Consumers, particularly parents are advised not to use the products since they may have a higher concentration of active ingredients than specified. Also it is thought that certain ingredients of the said formulations may not meet internal testing requirements or may contain tiny particles.
As of now, there have been no deaths or injuries reportedly caused by the formulations, and chances of it are also remote, however parents are warned not to use these products.
If children, having used the products are seen to exhibit any unusual symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a rash) they should be reported to a doctor immediately.
It is advisable for parents to get in touch with their child’s pediatrician for generic or other alternatives to the formulations which are safe and effective. The recalled meds can be returned to the manufacturers for exchange or refund.