Children's Advil Recalled Over Dosing Worries

Clumps of ibuprofen may form in the bottle if not shaken well.

Pfizer is recalling 126 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children because of a potential risk of inconsistencies in dosing of the product, according to Health Canada.

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, while 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 use, according to Health Canada.

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