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On April 30, 2010 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) together with manufacturer McNeil Consumer Healthcare issued a voluntary recall of specific children’s over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. It is important to note that the recall is specific for certain lots of Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl and that the medicines being recalled are all liquid, drops or syrup.

Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl are safe medications – the recall is in effect for reasons of concentration or contamination.

  • For complete information, please see the FDA web page on this topic, click here.
  • Further information about a refund or coupon if you have one of these recalled products, click here.
  • For additional information about the use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (ibuprofen) in children see this information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, click here.