A US pharmaceutical company has recalled its two products due to concerns regarding incorrect markings on the dosage cups.
Perrigo Company is voluntarily recalling two batches of its children's Guaifenesin grape liquid and three batches of its children's Guaifenesin DM cherry liquid after a dosing cup with the incorrect markings was included with the bottles.
The company has asked people to throw away the dosage cup as it could potentially lead to overdose. The medications are sold at nine major stores under different brand names like CVS, Dollar General and Rite Aid across the country and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of the recall.
The company also warned parents about the possible side effects of an overdose of Guaifenesin DM. It includes hyperexcitability, rapid eye movements, changes in muscle reflexes, ataxia, dystonia, hallucinations, stupor and coma. Other effects have included nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, irregular heartbeat, seizures, respiratory depression, and death.