An Australian mum is warning other parents to taste test children’s Nurofen before administering the medicine after her child had a negative reaction.
Giving her daughter a dose, Alicia Holder said she instantly clutched her throat and began crying.
“Fellow parents, just a small warning about the children's Nurofen,” the mum wrote on Facebook.
Asking other adults to taste the medicine, Holder described “a spicy burning feeling at the backs of our throats.”
“I've contacted the manufacturer who has asked me to return the bottle for testing," she added.
“Just wanted to warn others in case their kids react similarly!”
Holder shared the batch number, 609765, and expiry date, 4/2018, for parents to check, adding she doesn’t know for sure if the product is faulty.
“I am asking parents to taste test their product and then make an informed decision as to whether or not they want to give to their child," she reiterated.
“I promise to update everyone as soon as I receive any feedback from the manufacturer!”
The post has since been shared over 39,000 times, with mixed a response from commenters.
Some say they have experienced the same burning sensation. "Omg this was happening to my son also," one commenter wrote
Others said they haven't had any problems with the medicine.
"Yeah I use it all the time now and I havnt had any problems with it," another mum wrote.
Another added: "This does tingle the back of your throat. It always has my older kids and younger lad always need a drink after it. I have used it for myself many times and it has always been like this."