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Infants' Ibuprofen recalled due to potentially higher concentrations of Ibuprofen

Infants' Ibuprofen recalled due to potentially higher concentrations of Ibuprofen”

The maker of the store brands of infant ibuprofen from Wal-Mart, CVS and Family Dollar is voluntarily recalling three lots of the meds.

The recall products are labeled to contain 50 mg of Ibuprofen per 1.25 mL.

The recalled product was packaged in 0.5 oz. bottles and labeled "Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension" (see product image below).

There's a "remote possibility" that the drug could cause permanent kidney damage in infants, the company warned.

"Adverse effects that may be experienced are nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or more rarely, diarrhea", according to Tris Pharma's press release Wednesday. "Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding".

At Walmart, the recalled lots are 00717009A (expiry 02/19), 00717015A (expiry 04/19) and 00717024A (expiry 08/19). It was sold in lots that went to some Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar stores.

So far the recall does not say which states received the product.

People with questions about the recall can contact Tris Customer Service at 732-940-0358 (Monday through Friday, 8:00am ET- 5:00pm PT) or via email at Customer Service Email.

However, Tris Pharma is urging consumers who are experiencing ill health effects after using the drug to contact their physician or healthcare provider.

The company said that the recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

They were sold at Family Dollar, Walmart and CVS.



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