Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over dosage concerns

Infants' Ibuprofen recall Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar stores
Celia Hoffman | 06 December, 2018, 17:41

A New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer is recalling some infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar Stores over concerns that the medicine may be too potent.

In a statement, the company said there is a "remote possibility" that the higher potency of the drug can lead to permanent kidney damage in infants. Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible adverse effects.

Tris Pharma said it has not received any reports of customers experiencing adverse effects from the products.

The products are used as "a pain reliever/fever reducer", officials say. At CVS, the recalled lot is 00717024A (expiry 08/19). And in Family Dollar, the recalled lot is 00717024A (expiry 08/19).

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

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The Monmouth Junction, New Jersey-based drug maker said it sold the affected lots "to one customer, which distributed the lots into the USA market". Eastern TIme to 5:00 p.m.

If you have experienced any problems from using the medication, contact your doctor or healthcare provider.

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sells the recalled product under the "Equate" label and the National Drug Code (NDC) 49035-125-23; the products being withdrawn have the lot numbers 00717009A, 00717015A and 00717024A on their label.

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

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