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Perrigo Recalls Dangerous Children's Cough Syrup

Perrigo Recalls Dangerous Children's Cough Syrup

Perrigo Company, the world’s largest supplier of store-branded over-the-counter medications, has voluntarily recalled two batches of children’s cough syrup due to a dangerous defect which can lead to an overdose. If you or your child has suffered due to dangerous, defective, or poorly labeled medication, contact our Los Angeles product liability attorneys today to learn how we can help.

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A Risk Of Overdose

The issue with these syrups is not with the medication itself, but instead with the labeling on the packaging. The dosing cups included with the affected batches do not properly represent the recommended dose for the medication, creating the potential for an accidental overdose.

An overdose may result a number of side effects, including:

  • Hyper excitability
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid eye movements
  • Coma
  • Changes in muscle reflexes
  • Respiratory depression
  • Arrhythmia
  • Seizures

The Affected Batches

The batches affected by the recall are carried in at least 9 stores, and are all sold under the store-brand name. The affected products are as follows:

Guaifenesin Grape Liquid (4 oz.)

Label

Lot number

Expiration

H.E.B

5LK0592

08/2017

CVS

5MK0340

08/2017

Guaifenesin DM Cherry Liquid (4 oz.)

Label

Lot number

Expiration

Sunmark

5LK0528, 5LK0630

03/2017

Rite-Aid

5LK0528, 5LK0630

03/2017

Topcare

5LK0528, 5LK0630, 5LK0779

03/2017

Kroger

5LK0528, 5LK0630

03/2017

GoodSense

5LK0528

03/2017

Dollar General

5LK0630

03/2017

Care One

5LK0630

03/2017

CVS

5LK0630

03/2017

Call (866) 884-1717 To Pursue Justice

While Perrigo has acted responsibly in voluntarily recalling these products, many other pharmaceutical manufacturers are not so quick to act. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a defective or poorly labeled medication, call our firm today.

At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our Los Angeles product liability lawyers are dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of injury victims and their families. We believe that when a manufacturer prioritizes profits over people, it is important to hold them accountable for the damage they cause.

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