Recalled infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar

Henrietta Strickland
December 6, 2018

The recalled medicine has been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen.

New Jersey-based Tris Pharma, voluntarily recalling three lots of liquid infant ibuprofen that might be more concentrated than advertised.

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

They were sold at Family Dollar, Walmart and CVS. It could be potentially unsafe for babies and could cause nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain or diarrhea. Other possible adverse effects include tinnitus (ringing in the ears), headaches and stomach bleeding.

The company says wholesalers and retailers of the product should stop further distribution of the recalled products.

Tris Pharma said it had not received any reports of adverse effects related to the recall.

Tris Pharma said the product was used as a pain reliever or fever reducer, and was packaged in 0.5 ounce bottles.

Walmart sells the recalled product under the "Equate" label and the National Drug Code (NDC) 49035-125-23; the products being withdrawn have the lot numbers 00717009A, 00717015A and 00717024A on their label.

"This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration".

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