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FDA Issues Warning Over Dosing of Liquid Acetaminophen Products for Infants

by Kathy Jones on December 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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 FDA Issues Warning Over Dosing of Liquid Acetaminophen Products for Infants

The US Food and Drug Administration's attempts of reducing accidental dosing errors of liquid acetaminophen products for infants by introducing new strength of the medicine seem to have failed with the agency renewing the warning of such an error.

The FDA had introduced new 160 mg/5 mL strength of the medicines following the recommendations of two advisory panels back in 2009. However with the recommendation being voluntary, some of the manufacturers continued to produce strengths of 80 mg/mL and 80 mg/0.8mL while the newer single strength products were designed very similar to the older strengths.

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In a statement released on Thursday, the FDA said "Patients and caregivers should contact their healthcare professional if they find the measuring device confusing or are unsure how to measure a dose for a child using the device provided."



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