In March, 2012 the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) was contacted about product sold in some convenience stores under the names Baczol, Pediatric Baczol, or Baczol Antigripal. These products all contain an antibiotic medicine that should only be taken by prescription.
These products are advertised for many different health problems, and may be advertised specifically for children. They should not be used for children, especially without talking to a health professional.
Use of this type of antibiotic medicine can cause a number of health problems, including serious allergic reactions.