If you have any of these products, throw them away! A nationwide recall on children’s meds sold at CVS has been announced.
Raritan Pharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturer for Homeolab USA who makes children products sold at CVS Pharmacy, is voluntarily recalling homeopathic products containing belladonna extract due to the potential for variation in the content of belladonna extract in the products. The FDA has tested some products and recovered varying levels of belladonna extract content from what is declared on the label.
If you or someone you know have purchased any of these products listed below, please discontiue using them. You can also contact the company if you have questions.
- CVS Homeopathic Infants’ Teething Tablet 135 tablets, UPC: 050428424162, Lots: 41116 and 43436 (CVS has taken action concerning this product)
- Kids Relief Homeopathic Ear Relief Oral Liquid 0.85 fl. oz., UPC: 778159090639, Lot: 35254
- CVS Homeopathic Kids’ Ear Relief Liquid 0.85 fl. oz., UPC: 050428441633, Lot: 33149.
The homeopathic products in this recall contain belladonna. Though widely regarded as unsafe, belladonna is used as a sedative, to stop bronchial spasms. The name “belladonna” means “beautiful lady,” and was chosen because of a risky practice in Italy. The belladonna berry juice was used historically in Italy to enlarge the pupils of women, giving them a striking appearance. This was not a good idea, because belladonna can be poisonous. (source: WebMD)
If any problems related with use of this product occurs, conact your health care provider or physician.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Raritan Pharmaceuticals by phone at 1-866-467-2748 (Monday-Friday from 8am to 5:30pm EST).