About 17 children from Spain developed ‘werewolf syndrome’ due to a major medicine mix- up. According to the Health Ministry, these children suffered from a rare condition called hypertrichosis that caused abnormal hair growth. Some parents who had given the medicine to their children, mostly babies, found that hair started growing all over their bodies.
The drug named Omeprazole that was meant for gastric reflux was mixed up and instead the kids had taken minoxidil, a medication used for treatment of hair loss. Immediate action was taken and the laboratory that sold those medicines has been closed.