Infant Ibuprofen Recall Intensifies
The manufacturer of three different in-store brands of infant ibuprofen is doubling their recall. Tris Pharma produces the medicine and it's commonly sold with in-store brand labels at CVS, Family Dollar, and Walmart. The recall is due to the fact that the boxes and bottles are sold as 50 milligrams per 1.25 milliliter; however some units have seen ibuprofen levels 10% higher than that - leaving the potential for unintended consequences for individuals consuming it.
According to news reports, the higher ibuprofen levels could leave those individuals at harm:
Infants already susceptible to the adverse effects of ibuprofen may be at a slightly higher risk if given medication from one of the recalled bottles. Tris said there is a "remote possibility" an elevated level of ibuprofen could lead to permanent kidney damage in babies. Other possible adverse health effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea, as well as tinnitus, headache and stomach bleeding.
The drug is sold under the following names:
- Walmart - "Equate"
- Family Dollar - "Family Wellness"
- CVS - "CVS Health"
Here are the particulars and specifics in regards to identification numbers and codes:
- 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sells the recalled product under the "Equate" label and the National Drug Code (NDC) 49035-125-23; the products being withdrawn have the lot numbers 00717005A, 00717009A, 00717015A and 00717024A on their label.
- CVS offers it under the "CVS Health" label, with the recalled products bearing the NCD number 59779-925-23 and the lot numbers 4718, 00717006A and 00717024A.
- At Family Dollar, it's sold under the "Family Wellness" label with the NCD 55319-250-23 and lot number 00717024A.