Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ruby red/rednesday: What is in your first aid kit?

What is in your first aid kit? If you have young children, Are you aware that children's medication and adults are different?

Do you have tablets, syrups and suppositories in your kit? If you have young children or infants, perhaps it is a good idea to have a separate kit for them and one for the grown ups in your family. Children are not merely smaller versions of adults. Medications for adults can have adverse affects on children. Medication should never be given to children unless it has been prescribed or recommended by a Doctor or Pharmacist.

We do not use a lot of medication in our family. I am glad my youngest child is 15. My grandmother taught us to massage our babies. She even used egg whites. I don't use egg whites because my second daughter is allergic to eggs.

If I have a baby, I would be very worried about the latest Tylenol scare.

Johnson & Johnson said it was recalling its entire U.S. supply of infant Tylenol after parents complained about problems with a new dosing system, the latest in a string of recalls for the healthcare giant. Tylenol is used in America, the rest of the world call it paracetamol .

Friday's recall involves about 574,000 bottles of the grape-flavored liquid Tylenol for infants younger than 2 years old. Following earlier recalls, J&J had just returned to the market with the infant Tylenol in November, but now will be out of the market for an indefinite time.

The problems involves a new bottle design, which was intended to prevent accidental ingestion and ensure accurate dosing. But when parents inserted a syringe into the bottle, some accidentally pushed a protective cover inside. To date, J&J has received 17 complaints, company spokeswoman Bonnie Jacobs said.

No serious side effects from the infant Tylenol have been reported, and the risk of such problems are "remote," J&J said.

The recall is from stores and wholesalers; consumers can still use the product provided that the protective cover at the top of the bottle remains in place, J&J said.

The infant Tylenol product was manufactured at a plant in Latina, Italy. Last March, U.S. health authorities took over supervision of three other J&J manufacturing plants after the flood of recalls.

1 comment:

The JR said...

I need to buy one....