Children's cold medicine recalled over overdosing concern

In the midst of a cold season, a pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary recall for several over-the-counter brands of children's cold and cough medication.

"This recall is being initiated because some packages contain an oral dosing cup with incorrect dose markings," the Perrigo Company said in a statement. "There have been no reports of adverse events to Perrigo as a result of the incorrect dosage markings."

The recall impacts two batches of children's guaifenesin grape liquid and three batches of children's guaifenesin DM cherry liquid. Both products are sold in 4 oz. bottles, and are used to help loosen phlegm and make coughs more productive. The products are sold nationwide under brands including CVS, Dollar General and Rite-Aid.

Recalled brands include:

Guaifenesin grape:
• H.E.B.
• CVS

Guaifenesin DM cherry:
• Sunmark
• Rite-Aid
• Topcare
• Kroger
• GoodSense
• Dollar General
• Care One
• CVS

For more information about recalled products or to determine whether your product is included in the recall, visit this web page.

Consumers are advised to discard both the dosing cup and product.

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