Product Recall Alert: Advil Liquid Products for Infants and Children

At Penticton’s Carmi Remedy’s Rx Pharmacy, we take the safety and health of our customers very seriously. For this reason we monitor product recalls that may affect our customers and take every effort to assist by providing information and safe disposal of recalled products. Health Canada has recently issued a recall alert for Advil Liquid Products for Infants and Children.

Recall information on Advil Liquid Products from the Health Canada Website:

Health Canada is informing Canadians that Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has initiated a voluntary recall of 126 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children because of a potential risk of inconsistencies in dosing of the product.

“Clumps” of Ibuprofen may form in the bottle and lead to higher or lower doses that are given to infants and children if it is not shaken well before each use.

Lower doses may not be adequate in reducing the fever, leading to other health issues which could include, in rare instances, convulsions. Although unlikely, higher doses may lead to vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, ‘ringing in the ears’ and decreased breathing rates.

The likelihood of these potentially severe adverse consequences is remote as long as the product has always been shaken well before each use as per label instructions.

As a precaution, Health Canada is recommending that consumers stop using these products and return them to a pharmacy.

Health Canada is advising parents who have given these products to their children and have concerns to consult with their health care practitioner.

Health Canada is monitoring Pfizer’s recall and will inform Canadians if new safety information arises.

Can I return recalled Advil Liquid Products to Carmi Remedy’s Rx?

Yes, please see information and instructions below.

How do I get a refund for recalled Children’s Liquid Advil Products?

Pfizer Canada is happy to refund Canadians who purchased children’s liquid Advil® products affected by our voluntary recall in Canada. 

Step 1: Check to see if your liquid children’s Advil is affected by the recall.

Affected products:
  • Children’s Advil Suspension
  • Children’s Advil Suspension Cold
  • Children’s Advil Suspension Fever, Cold & Flu
  • Advil Pediatric Drops for Infants
  • Advil Pediatric Drops for Infants Cold & Flu

Click here to view the affected lot numbers.

Step 2: If your liquid children’s Advil has been recalled, email Pfizer Canada to request a refund.

They will need the following info:
  • Product name and format (size)
  • Lot number
  • Your mailing address and telephone number

Step 3: Bring your recalled product back to Carmi Remedy’s Rx (in the Carmi Medical Dental building up from Penticton Regional Hospital) for safe disposal.

Please note: Refunds are provided by Pfizer Canada and not Carmi Remedy’s Rx.

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