Infant Liquid Ibuprofen Recalled
On Thursday, January 31st, New Jersey-based Tris Pharma, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, re-issued a recall first announced on December 6, 2018 regarding 0.5 ounce bottles of Infant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 MG per 1.25 mL, sold at Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar stores. The products were issued under the Equate, CVS Health and Family Wellness store brands respectively. The company advised that the recalled drugs may contain an overdose of ibuprofen, which can cause NSAID-associated renal injury in infants sensitive to a higher dosage. No injuries have been reported and the recall has been issued as a precaution. Adverse effects can include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, diarrhea, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), headache and gastrointestinal bleeding. The recall affects only certain lots of the drug and consumers are urged to contact Tris Pharma’s customer service at 732-940-0358 with any questions or concerns. Any parents suspecting an adverse reaction are advised to contact their baby’s physician as soon as possible to discuss the situation or schedule an exam.