Be sure to check your medicine cabinets for Baby Ibuprofen that was purchased from CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar — A press release from New Jersey based company Tris Pharma just recalled 3 lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL on December 5.
According to the statement, the products were recalled due to them possibly having higher concentrations of ibuprofen which could be very harmful to infants. The brands recalled are Equate, CVS Health, and Family Wellness which are sold at Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar.
The statement warns that, “There is a remote possibility that infants, who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of drug, and therefore may be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury. Adverse effects that may be experienced are nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or more rarely, diarrhea. Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible adverse effects. To date, Tris Pharma, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to the lots of product that are the subject of this recall.”
Parents that have any of these medications in their home is advised to dispose or return the product. Anyone with questions concerning the recall can call Tris Customer Service at 732-940-0358 Monday -Friday, 8:00am ET- 5:00pm PT or you can send them over an email. If you have given your child the recalled meds, you should call your child’s doctor.