Company's pulling infant drops.

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  1. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    Oct 11, 2007

    Just to let you know companies have started pulling infant drops off the shelves. My mom works for one of the companies & has heard that infant tylenol/motrin will be by prescription only because parents aren't using the dropper correctly & overdosing. She said the meds are ok...parents not giving the proper dosage is what's not ok. Just to let you know... You may want to pick an extra tylenol or motrin next time you're out!!!
     
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  3. JenPooh

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    Wow. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Oh...FYI...it's not all infant drops...it's the cold medicine from Tylenol and Motrin.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21247580/wid/11915773?GT1=10514

    The labels say "Infants Cold" on them and are not recommended for children under 2, per the label, but being that parents don't read the labels children under 2 have been getting it. It's really a horrible mistake on the companies part because they should not even label it "infants" if it's not suppose to be given to "infants". ;)
     
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    Jen...the generic is coming for the infants as well!!
     
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    When Eva was taking heart medication my pediatrition told me not to give her any of that stuff when she had a cold....... and doesn't believe that it helps anyway......... "that it just coveres up a cold"................... yeah as a parent that is what we want right???

    However for those without insurance I see some parents reaching for the full strength medicine instead of going to get a prescription and that will be worse. Wouldnt it??
     
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    ABall, that's EXACTLY what a lot of low income families do. Education is about the only thing that will stop that.
     
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    Meds are a really tough thing. My child had an ear infection when he was a year old and had a fever of 104.7 I gave him one dose of Tylenol, and when it would not go down doc advised us to go to hospital, the nurse gave him an immediate second dose of Tylenol and one of Ibuprofen, an hour later she gave him another dose of Tylenol, I was freaking out! The doctor and the nurse agreed it would be okay, and it was; that did not stop me from thinking they were going to kill him! The fever went down and he has never had one that high since. I can see a parent thinking this was okay at home, after seeing this at the hospital, and ODing their child on accident!
     

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