List of Withdrawn Pediatric Cold Medicines

The following medicines are among those that have been withdrawn from the market by their manufacturers for treatment of coughs and colds in infants. If you have any of these medicines at home, it would be wise to discard them to avoid accidental administration.

If you wish to use any of these medications for children between the ages of 2 -6, please contact your pediatrician for additional information. Be advised that their use in the 2-6 age group, while not covered by the current voluntary withdrawal, remains controversial.

Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson:

  • Concentrated Infants’ Tylenol Drops Plus Cold
  • Concentrated Infants’ Tylenol Drops Plus Cold & Cough
  • Pediacare Infant Drops Decongestant (PSE)
  • Pediacare Infant Drops Decongestant & Cough (PSE)
  • Pediacare Infant Dropper Decongestant (PE)
  • Pediacare Infant Dropper Long-Acting Cough
  • Pediacare Infant Dropper Decongestant & Cough (PE)

Manufactured by Novartis:

  • Triaminic Infant & Toddler Thin Strips Decongestant
  • Triaminic Infant & Toddler Thin Strips Decongestant Plus Cough

Manufactured by Prestige Brands Holding

  • Little Colds Decongestant Plus Cough
  • Little Colds Multi-Symptom Cold Formula

Manufactured by Wyeth Labs

  • Dimetapp Decongestant Infant Drops
  • Dimetapp Decongestant Plus Cough Infant Drops
  • Robitussin Infant Cough DM Drops

Source: FDA

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