FDA Clarifies Issues Relating To Liquid Acetaminophen For Children

Posted on December 28, 2011

According to news sources, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is attempting to clarify issues surrounding the use and administration of liquid acetaminophen medicines for children as the introduction of a children version of the popular medicine is expected to hit the stores.

A less concentrated version of the liquid acetaminophen medicine made for children is currently being introduced to the market, and the FDA is reminding caregivers to check the label on the product to ensure that the dosage they give to children is neither too little or too much.

Therefore, the FDA is urging caregivers to know if they have the newer, less concentrated form of the medicine or the older more concentrated one before administering it to children.

Too small a dosage can be ineffective, while a dosage that is too large can cause serious side effects, including possibly death.

Consultation with your pediatrician to ensure that the dosage given to children is suitable is encouraged.

As a personal injury attorney Los Angeles, I appreciate all efforts being made to ensure increased drug safety standards for everyone . I hope this information can help raise awareness about this product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a Los Angeles product liability lawyer to learn about the legal options available to you.

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