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Children’s acetaminophen product recalled

By Tara Clow Jan 18, 2024 | 11:44 AM

Check your cupboard. A recall has been issued for Pediatrix Acetaminophen Oral Solution.

Routine testing found the product tested a higher than acceptable amount of acetaminophen, around 185 milligrams per five millimetres, rather than the approved and labelled 160 milligrams per five millilitres.

The product is available without a prescription and is used to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever in children from two to 11 years of age.

Children could be at risk of overdose due to their small size.

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If you find this product in your cupboard, Health Canada advises that you verify the lot number on your medication. It is commonly found next to the expiration date.

If your lot number matches, you should stop using the product and return it to your local pharmacy for proper disposal.

You should also report any health product-related side effects or complaints to Health Canada.

Affected products

Affected products
Product DIN Lot Expiry
Pediatrix (Acetaminophen Oral Solution), 160mg/5mL 02027798 MC0079 Aug 2025