Tris Pharma, makers of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, has issued a voluntary recall of 3 lots of their products. The lots recalled are sold at CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar.
According to the company’s press issue, the affected batches of Infants’ Ibuprofen may contain a higher potency level of the drug, which could result in NSAID injury to infants who take the medicine, including “nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, diarrhea, tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding.”
While Tris Pharma has contacted its major wholesaler and retail customers with an urgent recall warning to return the products, consumers who may have purchased the ibuprofen from one of the 3 chain stores are encouraged to stop administration of the medicine immediately if it meets any of the identifying information below.
Customers who are unsure about their products or who have questions are encouraged to contact Tris Pharma at 732-940-0358 (Monday through Friday, 8:00am ET- 5:00pm PT) or via email at Customer Service Email.
Anyone who suspects they or their children have experienced adverse reactions to the medication are also urged to contact their doctors immediately and to file a report with the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, via snail mail (information can be requested at 800-332-1088), or via fax (800-FDA-0178).
While medications such as ibuprofen — which are often used as headache relievers, fever reducers, or minor pain killers — may seem innocuous enough, particularly because they can be obtained over the counter, the reality is anything you put in your body can potentially harm your organs and cardiovascular, circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems if not taken properly or in the correct amount. (And yes, this includes “all natural” remedies.)
As someone who has had to take a variety of medications for chronic back problems, surgical procedures, and injuries in her lifetime, I have become quite obsessed with what goes in my body and, by extension, that of my children to treat certain conditions and illnesses, including the risks associated with each medication I am (or my children are) prescribed.
Trust me: Ibuprofen is one of those medications you don’t want to mess around with.
Check your cabinets, parents, and err on the side of caution. Your babies‘ bodies will thank you.