Monmouth Junction Company Recalls Infant Ibuprofen from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar

Source: Romper.com

Parents who are concerned their child might be suffering from pain or fever will want to double check the type of pain relief they’re giving their children.

Tris Pharma Inc. — a Monmouth Junction, New Jersey-based company — have recalled three separate lots of its infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL. The affected items were manufactured by Tris Pharma and distributed by a separate entity to CVS, Family Dollar, and Walmart stores across the country. These products were sold under the generic brand in each of stores.

According to a press release regarding the voluntary recall, the product in question could have higher concentrations of ibuprofen, which could cause potential complications for little ones. “There is a remote possibility that infants, who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of drug, and therefore may be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury,” according to the release. “Adverse effects that may be experienced are nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or more rarely, diarrhea. Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible adverse effects.”

No reports of any customers suffering from adverse effects have been shared, as noted in the press release. But to prevent any possible issue, wholesalers and retailers are expected to take the affected lots of product off the shelf. If you are concerned that you might have purchased a recalled batch of Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, here’s how to check. The effected products by store:

CVS Pharmacy
CVS Health: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension
, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle
Expiration date: 08/19; Product number: 00717024A.

Family Dollar
Family Wellness: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension
, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle
Expiration date: 08/19; Product number: 00717024A.

Walmart
Equate: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension
, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle
Expiration dates: 02/19, 04/19, 08/19
Lot numbers: 00717009A, 00717015A, 00717024A.

If you find that you have purchased the recalled infant ibuprofen, you can contact Tris Customer Service at 732-940-0358 (Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. ET to 5 p.m. PT) or email at micc_tris @ vigilarebp. com. Further, if you’re concerned that you might have administered the recalled fever and pain reducer to your child, you should contact your physician or a health care provider as soon as possible.

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