The FDA is warning consumers not to use Licorice Coughing Liquid, a cough syrup product sold over-the-counter, because it contains unidentified morphine.
The cough syrup’s labeling contains information written in English and Chinese. The product labeling does not identify the presence of morphine in English. With unidentified morphine, consumers who are hypersensitive to morphine could suffer severe allergic reactions if they take this product. Other effects of morphine can include, but are not limited to, respiratory depression and death.
Regular Mail or FAX: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addresses form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.