A recall has been issued for children’s cough medicine amid injury and overdose fears. The dosing cups that accompany the medicine bottles have incorrect dosing markings that could lead to a child accidentally ingesting an unsafe quantity of the medicine which may lead to serious side effects including death. A cough medicine recall attorney notes that the cherry and grape flavored medicine in question, manufactured by the Perrigo Company, is being sold generically across the U.S. and under different brand names.
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Medicine Overdose May Lead To Coma Or Death
According to abcnews, the Perrigo Company is recalling two batches of its children’s guaifenesin grape liquid (100mg/5 mL) and three batches of its children’s guaifenesin DM cherry liquid (100mg guaifenesin and 5mg dextromethorphan HBr/ 5 ml) after a dosing cup with the wrong markings was included with the 4 oz. bottles. The medications are sold at nine major stores under different brand names across the U.S. The 4 oz. guaifenesin grape liquid was sold at H.E.B and CVS while the 4 oz. guaifenesin DM cherry liquid was sold in Rite-Aid, Kroger, CVS, Dollar General, Sunmark, Topcare, GoodSense and Care One.
While there have been no reported overdoses related to the cough syrup as of the January 11, 2016 recall date, the Perrigo Company has said that the side effects of an overdose can include:
- Hyper excitability
- Rapid eye movements
- Changes in muscle reflexes
- Ataxia (loss of control of bodily movements)
- Dystonia (muscle contractions that cause repetitive or twisting movements)
- Hallucinations and stupor
- Coma or death
The Perrigo Company, in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released a statement cautioning that taking the cough medicine over several days at the incorrect dose could have a negative cumulative effect on a patient, and those who are most at risk include small children and anyone else who is a poor metabolizer of the drug dextromethorphan.
How a Cough Medicine Recall Attorney Can Help
Manufacturers have a duty to make products that are safe and free of defects. If this duty is breached, people injured as a result of the defect or unreasonable danger may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and suffering
If an unsafe product kills a person, family members may be eligible to seek compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Loss of the deceased person’s economic support
- Mental anguish caused by the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
People injured, or the family members of those killed, by a dangerous product are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine their rights to compensation.
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