Novartis Vapor Patch Causes Seizures ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Novartis Vapor Patch Causes Seizures

Swiss drug company Novartis AG is recalling cough-suppressing Triaminic Vapor Patches after a child suffered a seizure from chewing on one of the patches. The patches are designed to be applied to the chest or throat of children, but can be removed easily and placed in the mouth. Consuming camphor or eucalyptus oils can cause a burning sensation in the mouth as well as headache, nausea, vomiting or seizure. There have also been complaints of blistering, bruising, scarring, hyperactivity and depigmentation.

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