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Tris Pharma doubles down on their infant ibuprofen recall

A recall of infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar stores nationwide has now increased two-fold. According to CBS News, the Tris Pharma medications “may contain overly high concentrations of the drug”.

The medications were supposed to contain 50 mg of ibuprofen per 1.25 ml, but some were found to contain as much as 10 percent more than the specified limit. The products were manufactured for the outlets mentioned above and were sold under their Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar brands. The error in dosage could be especially dangerous to “infants already susceptible to the adverse effects of ibuprofen”. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, tinnitus, headaches and stomach bleeding are possible results of elevated levels of ibuprofen. And according to Tris Pharma, permanent kidney damage is a “remote possibility”.

Tris Pharma issued a recall of the same drugs manufactured and sold to Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar in December of 2018. As of now though, Tris Pharma has yet to report any health issues related to their drugs from the December 2018 or January 2019 recalls. Below you will find the description of each recalled infant ibuprofen.

 

Walmart

                Name: Equate

                Drug Code (NDC): 49035-125-23

                Lot Numbers: 00717005A, 00717009A, 00717015A and 00717024A

CVS

                Name: CVS Health

                Drug Code (NDC): 59779-925-23

                Lot Numbers: 4718, 00717006A, and 00717024A

 

Family Dollar

                Name: Family Wellness

                Drug Code (NDC): 55319-250-23

                Lot Numbers: 00717024A

 

To read the complete article by CBS News, click here: https://cbsn.ws/2TTv9WN