Attention Charleston: Johnson & Johnson Expands Medication Recall

South Carolina Drug Injury Lawyers ask: do you take Tylenol PM to help you sleep, do you give your child Children’s Motrin to reduce fever or pain, or have you taken Tylenol arthritis lately? Examine your medicine bottles now because Johnson and Johnson has now expanded their over the counter South Carolina medication recall, due to the medications moldy smell, which has made some users sick.

The recall now includes the following popular medications: regular and extra-strength Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol, eight-hour Tylenol, Tylenol arthritis, Tylenol PM, Motrin IB, Children’s Motrin, Rolaids, Benadryl, Simply Sleep, and St. Joseph’s aspirin.

This extended recall covers all forms of pills that were sold in the United States, United Arab Emirates, and Fiji. Reported side effects from the smell of the medication include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. For complete recall list visit mcneilproductrecall.com.

Federal regulators at the Food and Drug Administration are not pleased with how Johnson and Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Heathcare Products have handled this situation, claiming that the manufacturer should have made the recall in a more timely manner. Deborah Autor, the director of the FDA’s Office, expressed her concern with the company’s lack of immediate response and also stated that “when something smells bad, literally or figuratively, companies must aggressively investigate and take all necessary action to solve the problem.”

Medication recalls are common but are not to be taken lightly. You and your loved ones should not suffer from undisclosed side effects. If you think you have taken a prescription or over the counter medication that has been recalled and have experienced any bizarre side effects please call a drug injury lawyer.

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