Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Important recall information for popular OTC medications (including Tylenol, Motrin, Benedryl and Zyrtec))
avatar
Dan Brennan, MD posted:
McNeil - the makers of Infant and Children's Tylenol, Motrin, Benedryl and Zyrtec are voluntarily recalling unexpired lots of these medications because they may not meet required quality standards.

Click this link for more information.
Was this Helpful?
9 of 18 found this helpful
Reply
 
avatar
emily8091457 responded:
So we ended up with four of these products in our cupboards. My husband took them to Target and returned them and got the Target brand meds. I know it's a silly question, but we always have used the Tylenol/Motrin brand meds. Are the off brands meds just as effective? And also, the boxes of these off brand meds (even the ones for infants) don't have a dosage for infants. It only says ages 2-3 three years and under that age to ask a doctor. Why is that? Tylenol/Motrin had infant dosing for infant meds. It just seems odd to me... and so now I don't know how much to give my infant DD. Thanks!
 
avatar
Dan Brennan, MD replied to emily8091457's response:
Excellent questions. The generic acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin) should be just as effective as the brand names. As far as dosing, it is based on the weight of your baby. I would recommend checking with your doctor's office for the appropriate dosing based on your baby's current weight.

Hope that helps.

Dr. Dan


Featuring Experts

Dr. Dan Brennan is a Board Certified Pediatrician and Certified Lactation Counselor. He is a graduate of UCLA, Albany Medical College and completed ...More

Helpful Tips

Updated Crib Safety GuidelinesExpert
For information on the latest federal crib safety standards, here is a link to important points for parents to be aware of! ... More
Was this Helpful?
3 of 5 found this helpful

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.