Milochka for http://www.dearoneshealingministry.blogspot.com/My Dear Ones:
I see that many of you are so very concerned about the recent FDA Recall of McNeil Children's Products including Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec. I apologize for not following up soon enough with 'alternative suggestions'. I wrongly assumed that you would get timely advice from your health care providers. Please remember that many 'docs' nowadays have excellent websites with support personnel standing by to respond to you. Please do consult with them in all situations such as these and don't give up on them!
My advice for all concerned parents is to USE THE ALTERNATIVE GENERIC FORMS of the McNeil pharmaceuticals that have been recalled. Please read my disclaimer at the bottom of this page and consult your physician. I will follow-up with some Alternative Medicine pediatric suggestions for you, also.
It you were to consult with me, I would recommend Motrin instead of Tylenol. In other words, I would suggest ibuprofen instead of acetaminophen. As always, let your pocketbook be your guide as you follow the dosing advice of your pediatrician or other health care advisors.
I advise against Zyrtec and use and recommend Benadryl-like (diphenhydramine) products instead. I recommend the capsule form, which can be swallowed or 'crushed, mixed into applesauce or yogurt' and taken that way.
Many prescription pharmaceuticals enjoy popularity and then fade into obscurity. That may be the case with 'Zyrtec', which I do not like. Use diphenhydramine and pseudoephedrine, instead, for allergy relief.
McNeil will eventually get a control on it's 'Quality Control Problems' (an area of my expertise), but you need to use your common sense in order to care for your children.
Please check in here regularly so that you can protect the health of all your loved ones as you consult your doctor in your attempts to protect your family.
God Bless You As You Decide What's Right For Your Family in the Popular Media today.
With Love in Christ,
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"