Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Some infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS recalled over dosage concerns

Some infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS recalled over dosage concerns

It was sold in lots that went to some Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar stores. It could be potentially risky for babies and could cause nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain or diarrhea.

However, Tris Pharma said in the news release that it has not received any reports of adverse reactions to the medication covered in the recall.

Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) frequently used to relieve pain that is associated with headaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches and arthritis.

At Walmart, the recalled lots are 00717009A (expiry 02/19), 00717015A (expiry 04/19) and 00717024A (expiry 08/19).


It's sold under the "Family Wellness" label with the NCD 55319-250-23 and lot number 00717024A by Family Dollar. Packaged under the private-label brands of the three major retailers, the label on the recalled product says it contains 50 mg of ibuprofen per 1.25 mL, according to the the New Jersey drugmaker. Eastern TIme to 5:00 p.m.

"Consumers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product", Tris Pharma said.

The company said that the recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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