Children’s Zyrtec: Not Recalled but Pulled Off Shelves Until 2012
February 8, 2011
by Sasha Emmons
If you use Children’s Zyrtec Chewable Tablets to control your child’s allergies, you’ll need to talk to your pediatrician about switching to another medication, as the tablets will be unavailable until 2012. According to Consumer Ally, the availability is affected because production is being moved in-house (previously the product was manufactured by an outside supplier). The tablets are not being recalled, however, and Zyrtec liquid gels and tablets are still available and are safe for children age 6 and older.
Plus: New! Recall Finder
Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the maker of Zyrtec, has been dogged by recalls in the last year, most notably last spring’s huge kid meds recall. Let’s hope this effort to better control the manufacturing process results in fewer scary recalls.