Kids. They grow up way too fast. One minute they’re learning to walk the next they’re taking your psych meds, for problems they probably don’t even have yet… yet. That’s what led to our first recall of the week.

Products affected by the recall include:

  • Haloperidol (in .5, 1, 2, 5 and 10 mg)
  • Azithromycin (250 mg)
  • Donepezil (5 and 10 mg)
  • Imipramine (25 and 50 mg)
  • Isosorbide Dinitrate (10 and 20 mg)
  • Naratriptan (2.5 mg)
  • Ondansetron (8 mg)
  • Ondansetron ODT (4 and 8 mg)
  • Perphenazine (2, 4, and 8 mg)
  • Risperidone (.5, 1, 2, 3 and 4 mg)
  • Zofran (4 and 8 mg) and Entresto (24/26 mg, 49/51 mg and 97/103 mg)

“The prescription drug packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a poisoning risk if swallowed by children,” CPSC said. “The firms have received one report of a child ingesting haloperidol from a blister pack.”

Haloperidol, one of the various drugs affected by the recall, is a powerful antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and outbursts associated with Tourette’s syndrome, which is suffice to say junior should not be taking them. Oh wait, a closer look at the fine print indicates that Haloperidol can be used on children “… if all other medicines have failed.” Whew, that’s a relief.

If you have any of the affected drugs in your possession, dear god don’t give ‘em to your kids, and instead just carelessly dispose of them in the trash so the neighbor kids can get their hands on them. Just kidding. Send them back to the manufacturer for drugs that really are “child resistant”… or so you think.

Source: Miami Herald

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