The FDA is warning consumers not to use Licorice Coughing Liquid, a cough syrup product manufactured by Ma Ying Long Pharmaceutical Group in China, because it contains unidentified morphine. The syrup is distributed in the U.S. by Master Herbs USA Inc.
The dough syrup’s labeling contains information written in English and Chinese. The product labeling does not identify the presence of morphine in English. Consumers who are hypersensitive to morphine could have serious allergic reactions if they take this product. Other effects of morphine, which is addictive, including respiratory depression and death.
Side effects from taking morphine can include abdominal or stomach pain, blurred vision, tingling feelings, burning, crawling, and itching feeling of the skin, chest pain or discomfort, confusion, dizziness, faintness, or irregular heartbeat. If you experience these symptoms, see a doctor.
If you purchased this product, do not consume it. Discard it in a sealed container or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. If you have experienced problems after taking this product, report it to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Reporting Program.