Currently, there is a recall on infant ibuprofen that is available for purchase at CVS, Family Dollar, and Walmart. People are to either dump or return their medicine immediately say Tris Pharma.
The recall is on Concentrated Oral Suspension, 50 mg per 1.25 mL. The recall announcement says that the product may have higher concentrations of ibuprofen then recommended causing the medicine to be highly dangerous.
The liquid pain reliever and fever reducer are available for purchase over the counter. The medicine is for infants who are between the ages of 6 months and 23 months old. Side effects from ingesting the medication include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, gastrointestinal distress, ringing in the ears and headache. However, there have not been any reports on anyone having adverse effects as of yet.
According to the recall, there is a possibility for infants to receive a permanent NSAID-associated renal injury if the drug is ingested. The reason being that infants may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of the drug.
Ibuprofen from locations such as Family Dollar, CVS, and Walmart is currently on recall.
The medications on recall 0.5-ounce bottles that come from Family Dollar, CVS, and Walmart locations nationwide.
The national drug code packages for Equate ibuprofen are 49035-125-23 and include lot numbers 00717009A. The expiration date is for the code is February 2019. Also included are lot numbers 00717015A with an expiration date of April 2019 and 00717024A with an expiration date of August 2019
The national drug code packages for CVS ibuprofen are 59779-925-23. The lot number for these products is 00717024A with an expiration date of August 2019.
Family Dollar’s Family Wellness brand ibuprofen has a national drug code of 55319-250-23. The lot number for the drug code is 00717024A with an expiration date of August 2019
Retailers are to discontinue selling all of their ibuprofen with these drug codes and lot numbers.