Information Update - Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recalling 126 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Health Canada is informing Canadians that Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has initiated a voluntary recall of 126 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children because of a potential risk of inconsistences in dosing of the product.

"Clumps" of Ibuprofen may form in the bottle and lead to higher or lower doses that are given to infants and children if it is not shaken well before each use.

Lower doses may not be adequate in reducing the fever, leading to other health issues which could include, in rare instances, convulsions. Although unlikely, higher doses may lead to vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, 'ringing in the ears' and decreased breathing rates.  

The likelihood of these potentially severe adverse consequences is remote as long as the product has always been shaken well before each use as per label instructions.

As a precaution, Health Canada is recommending that consumers stop using these products and return them to a pharmacy.

Health Canada is advising parents who have given these products to their children and have concerns to consult with their health care practitioner.

Health Canada is monitoring Pfizer's recall and will inform Canadians if new safety information arises.

 

Product

Lots

Expiry date

Advil Pediatric Drops

DIN 02242522

J75537

L60915

J29783

L21292

L95489

J45638

J64555

L95525

J18259

J42602

J45639

J57962

J64028

J75622

L34832

L60901

L95530

J50036

J75624

J90515

2016-09-30

2017-04-30

2016-06-30

2017-01-31

2017-07-31

2016-06-30

2016-11-30

2017-05-31

2016-04-30

2016-10-31

2016-06-30

2016-07-31

2016-11-30

2016-08-31

2017-01-31

2017-05-31

2017-07-31

2016-11-30

2016-07-31

2016-08-31

Children's Advil Cold

DIN 02248435

R17653

R23674

L98621

2016-09-30

2017-03-31

2017-08-31

Children's Advil Fever from Colds or Flu

DIN 02328437

J42100

J45606

L44485

L79027

2017-11-30

2017-06-30

2018-02-28

2018-08-31

Children's Advil

DIN 02232297

J18208

J18209

J18210

J29738

J29739

J29740

J49017

J49018

J49035

J49054

J49055

J57911

J57912

J57913

J57914

J57915

J57916

J90489

J90490

J90491

L34743

L44489

L60902

L79079

L79082

L79109

L90679

L90680

L90681

L94962

L94963

L94964

J18211

J45608

J49056

J75500

J90492

L34744

L90682

L94966

H98207

J45613

J57920

L79286

L94976

H13899

J29750

J57924

L44503

L94977

J18219

J29771

J45622

J49591

J63997

J75521

L60913

L60914

L79542

L79547

L94975

J18449

J80823

L94978

J18451

J80824

L92069

M01103

M06649

M06650

J29789

J57937

J64025

J75587

L21296

L95491

J29815

J57938

J64174

L21304

L95493

J18249

J29868

J75606

L21333

L95500

M11856

H98635

J29877

J29878

J49946

J57952

J64271

L60919

L95514

L36035

L93754

2016-03-31

2016-03-31

2016-03-31

2016-05-31

2016-05-31

2016-05-31

2016-11-30

2016-12-31

2016-12-31

2016-12-31

2016-12-31

2016-08-31

2016-08-31

2016-08-31

2016-09-30

2016-09-30

2016-09-30

2016-10-31

2016-10-31

2016-10-31

2017-01-31

2017-02-28

2017-04-30

2017-08-31

2017-08-31

2017-08-31

2017-05-31

2017-06-30

2017-05-31

2017-06-30

2017-06-30

2017-06-30

2016-04-30

2016-07-31

2016-12-31

2016-08-31

2016-10-31

2017-01-31

2017-05-31

2017-06-30

2016-02-29

2016-06-30

2016-09-30

2017-08-31

2017-07-31

2016-03-31

2016-05-31

2016-06-30

2017-01-31

2017-07-31

2016-03-31

2016-05-31

2016-07-31

2016-12-31

2016-10-31

2016-09-30

2017-04-30

2017-05-31

2017-08-31

2017-08-31

2017-07-31

2016-05-31

2016-08-31

2017-05-31

2016-05-31

2016-09-30

2017-05-31

2017-08-31

2017-08-31

2017-08-31

2017-05-31

2017-06-30

2017-10-31

2017-09-30

2017-12-31

2018-06-30

2017-04-30

2017-08-31

2017-10-31

2018-01-31

2018-06-30

2016-04-30

2016-05-31

2016-12-31

2016-12-31

2017-06-30

2017-08-31

2017-03-31

2017-05-31

2017-06-30

2017-11-30

2017-08-31

2017-11-30

2018-04-30

2018-07-31

2017-06-30

2017-08-31

Advil Pediatric Drops Fever from Colds or Flu

DIN 02328445

J57902

L60899

2016-07-31

2017-05-31

 

Report health or safety concerns

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SOURCE Health Canada

For further information: Media Inquiries: Health Canada, (613) 957-2983; Public Inquiries: (613) 957-2991, 1-866 225-0709


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