recalls child Tylenol over packaging info
1-J&J recalls child Tylenol over packaging info
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(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Friday recalled
several varieties of its Tylenol painkiller for
children due to confusing packaging information
that could lead to young patients being given
overly high doses of the over-the-counter
Johnson said the recall applies to all lots and
flavors of the following: Children's Tylenol
Meltaways (80-milligram dose) that come in
bottles and blister packs; Children's Tylenol
SoftChews that come in 80-milligram blister
packs; and Jr. Tylenol Meltaways that come in
160-milligram blister packs.
packages allow patients to push a pill through
thin packaging material.
some blister packs have cavities that hold one
tablet, while others hold two tablets -- leaving
some patients confused over whether one tablet
or two tablets are needed for the desired 80
milligram-dose printed on the package. In fact,
two tablets actually provide 160 milligrams of
the active ingredient of Tylenol, twice the
desired dose, the company said.
should know that each tablet of Children's
Tylenol Meltaways and Children's Tylenol
SoftChews contains 80 milligrams of this active
ingredient," known as acetaminophen, the company
said in a release.