Infant ibuprofen recall

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MONMOUTH JUNCTION, Nj. – A New Jersey pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary recall of three lots of liquid infant ibuprofen sold at Family Dollar, Walmart, and CVS stores.

Tris Pharma issued the recall on Thursday following reports that the products may have a higher concentration of ibuprofen than advertised.

According to the company, that there is a “remote possibility” that the medicine could cause permanent kidney damage in infants.

The following 0.5-ounce bottles are being recalled:

  • Equate: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle
    • Sold at Walmart Stores
    • NDC: 49035-125-23
    • Lots: 00717009A, 00717015A, 00717024A
    • Expiration dates: 02/19, 04/19, 08/19
  • CVS Health: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle
    • Sold at CVS Pharmacy
    • NDC: 59779-925-23
    • Lot: 00717024A
    • Expiration date: 08/19
  • Family Wellness: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle
    • Sold at Family Dollar
    • NDC: 55319-250-23
    • Lot: 00717024A
    • Expiration date: 08/19

Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, diarrhea, tinnitus, headache, and gastrointestinal bleeding. The company says they have no received any reports of adverse reactions to the recalled drug, but say that children with any signs of reactions should see their doctor.

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