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Massive Children's Medicine Recall

A warning now for all parents.

It's voluntary recall from one manufacturer.

There are more than 40 meds on the list, but the big ones are Children's Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benedryl. The medicines recalled are in liquid form.

Target pharmacist Lesley Brown says, "even a different dosage form. If they're used to taking a liquid, then maybe, perhaps a chewable tablet or a suppository or something like that they may be able to use."

She also suggests trying generics of those recalled medicines as well.

Here's a list of generics to try. Tylenol's counterpart is Acetaminophen. Motrin's generic version is Ibuprofen. Try Diphenhydramine instead of Zyrtec.

One of the biggest things to remember is that it's not a good option to give your kids adult versions of the medicines instead... Even if you split it in half, it's not a good idea.

While this is a voluntary recall, and no one has gotten extremely sick after taking the recalled medicines so far, doctors say it's best to be safe and just throw it in the trash.

The medicines don't meet quality standards and could possibly have more active ingredients than what's on the label. 

Here's a link to the complete list of the recalled medicines.

By telephone at 1-888-222-6036 or on the Web at http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com

Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov/medwatch

They're listed by brand and NDC number... You'll find that on the bottle's label, right above the brand name.

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