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Children’s Advil lot recalled due to dosing issue :

August 29, 2018

One lot of children’s Advil is being recalled due to an issue with the dosage cup.

Some 4-ounce bottles of bubble gum-flavored children’s Advil suspension were distributed with dosage cups measuring teaspoons, while the instructions are in milliliters, according to a notice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The discrepancy could result in an overdose of medication that may lead to vomiting, headache, drowsiness or dizziness, the notice said. Recalled bottles are from National Drug Code 0573-0207-30, lot R51129, and were distributed in May and June nationwide.

For instructions on returning the medication, call Stericycle at 1-800-805-3093. To report an adverse event, contact the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Information Line at 1-800-88-Advil (1-800-882-3845). Adverse events also can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at

The Academy recommends using metric dosing for all liquid medications. When instructions are given in teaspoons, parents often use kitchen spoons, which may not provide the correct dosage.

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