Children's Motrin

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:52 by admin
Johnson & Johnson's Children's Motrin is a painkiller designed to relieve fever and aches and pains associated with the common cold or flu. Recommended for children ages 2-11 years, Children's Motrin comes in liquid and tablet form. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Children's Motrin for prescription only in 1989. It became available over-the-counter in 1995. Potential side effects associated with Children's Motrin include, but may not be limited to, asthma, swelling, hives and shock.

In December 2004, the parents of a 7-year-old girl filed a lawsuit against the maker of Children's Motrin as well as several distributors alleging the painkiller caused their daughter to suffer serious side effects, including blindness. According to the complaint, Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary, failed to properly warn consumers about two disorders linked to Children's Motrin - Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Doctors blamed the child's loss of vision on Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which she allegedly developed a day after taking Children's Motrin. The lawsuit also claims the pharmaceutical companies knew about the associated risks but intentionally withheld them from doctors and consumers.

If you have a child who has taken Children's Motrin and suffered serious side effects, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Painkillers: Overview
  2. Asthma: Overview
  3. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / Erythema Multiforme
  4. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
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