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Infants' ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar

Tawnya Panizzi
| Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, 6:33 a.m.
Monmouth Junction, NJ, Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension sold under the Liquid ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar labels.
Monmouth Junction, NJ, Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension sold under the Liquid ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar labels.

Liquid ibuprofen for infants sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar was recalled Wednesday, a New Jersey-based drug company announced .

The voluntary recall impacts three lots of infants’ liquid ibuprofen that can potentially have higher concentrations of medicine.

Tris Pharma Inc. said adverse effects could include nausea, vomiting and tinnitus.

The release said there is a remote possibility, because babies can be more susceptible to higher drug potencies, that they can be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury.

Tris Pharma has not been notified of any illness related to the recalled medicine.

The ibuprofen, sold in 0.5-ounce bottles, was sold under the Equate, CVS Health and Family Wellness brands. They include:

• Equate: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle; sold by Walmart; lots 00717009A (expiration 02/19), 00717015A (expiration 04/19) and 00717024A (expiration 08/19); NDC: 49035-125-23.

• CVS Health: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle; sold by CVS Pharmacy; lot 00717024A (expiration 08/19); NDC: 59779-925-23.

• Family Wellness: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle; sold by Family Dollar; lot 00717024A (expiration 08/19); NDC: 55319-250-23.

Anyone with questions can call Tris customer service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 732-940-0358.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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