Kids pain product recalled in Canada

Health Canada is recalling an over-the-counter pain and fever medication for children due to an “imminent risk of overdose.” On Wednesday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a recall alert for one lot of Teva Canada Ltd.’s Pediatrix Oral Solution. The medication is for children aged 2 to 11 years old. The company discovered in routine testing that the affected lot contained more than acceptable levels of acetaminophen. The approved and labelled amount is 160 g/ 5 mL, but the affected lot had approximately 185 mg/ 5 mL.

Health Canada warns that children may be particularly vulnerable to acetaminophen overdose due to their small size and immature bodies. The CFIA advises Canadians to discontinue use of the affected lot, which has an expiry date of August 2025, and return it to their local pharmacy.

Overdose with acetaminophen can cause symptoms such as: Nausea, Vomiting, Lack of appetite, Sweating, Pain in the upper abdomen or stomach, Liver damage or Death


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