Risk of Permanent Kidney Damage Causes Voluntary Product Recall of Liquid Infant Ibuprofen
A voluntary product recall for three liquid infant ibuprofens sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar has been issued because of the possibility that they could cause permanent kidney damage. The issue with these three lots of infant’s Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension stems from potentially higher concentrations of ibuprofen. New Jersey based pharmaceutical manufacturer Tris Pharma Inc. stated there is a “remote possibility” infants, who are more susceptible to a higher potency level of the drug, may be more vulnerable to permanent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-associated kidney injury. Other potential reactions include headache, abdominal pain or diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, gastrointestinal bleeding and tinnitus. There are no reports of children sickened by the recalled products but parents and caretakers should return or dispose of any of the liquid infant ibuprofens on the recall list.
Liquid infant ibuprofen product recall
The ibuprofens in question were sold in 0.5 oz. bottles in stores under the names Family Wellness, Equate, and CVS Health with the purpose of relieving pain and reducing fevers in infants.
Family wellness Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension bottles have an expiration date of August, 2019 and are marked with lot number: 00717024A and NDC number: 55319-250-23.
Equate Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension bottles have expiration dates of February 2019, April 2019 and August 2019 with lot numbers: 00717009A, 00717015A, 00717024A and NDC number 49035-125-23. Sold at Walmart.
CVS Health Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension bottles have an expiration date of August, 2019 and are marked with lot number: 00717024A and NDC number: 59779-925-23. Sold at CVS Pharmacy.
If you have questions or concerns about the liquid infant ibuprofens please call Tris Customer Service at 732-940-0358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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