What Are Some Reasons for the Generic Tylenol Recall?


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In October 2015, Medline Industries issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its 500-milligram acetaminophen due to incorrect labeling, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Perrigo issued a voluntary recall of its infant form of the medication because of missing dose markings on the syringe.

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Acetaminophen is the generic name for Tylenol, according to the FDA. The manufacturer issued the Medline recall as taking the 500 milligram medication labeled as 325 milligrams at the maximum dosage has the potential to cause liver failure. With the infant formula, the recall instructed the parents to stop using the unmarked syringes. According to the recall information, it did not affect the actual medication, and syringes with markings remained safe to use.

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