All lots of concentrated infants’ oral drops packaged with a syringe only labeled for a dose of “1.6 ml” and sold under a variety of labels nationwide. The drops contain the painkiller acetaminophen, the drugs dextromethorphan or pseudoephedrine or a combination of these drugs. They come in grape and cherry flavors. The drops previously were packaged with a dropper that indicated smaller dosages and the manufacturer, Perrigo Company of Allegan, Mich., said the new syringe has caused confusion among some parents of children needing doses of less than 1.6 ml.

There have been a few reports of overdoses but none indicating any medical problems in the children, the company said. Parents can contact their physician for help in measuring the drops accurately and those who are uncomfortable doing that can return the drops for a refund, the company said. The drops were sold under the labels American Fare, Best Choice, Brooks, Berkley & Jensen, CVS, Dollar General, Eckerd, Equaline, Equate, Family Dollar, Food Lion, Good Neighbor, GoodSense, Healthy Generations, Health Pride, Hy-Vee, Kroger, Leader, Longs, Major, Medicine Shoppe, Meijer, Parklane, Publix, Rite Aid, Safeway, Shop Rite, Sunmark, Target, Today’s Health, Top Care, Walgreen, Western Family and Winn Dixie. Persons with questions can call Perrigo at 1-800-321-0105.


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