Recalls For Baby Medicine From Walmart, CVS Expand


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Last month, we reported on a group of recalls affecting generic liquid infant ibuprofen products on sale at several national chains including Walmart and CVS.

The products, which were sold under several store brand names, were manufactured by Tris Pharma of New Jersey and packaged in 0.5 ounce bottles.

The bottles were recalled because they potentially contain a higher dosage of ibuprofen than they are meant to, which could be unsafe.

Liquid infant ibuprofen recall
The generic liquid infant ibuprofen was sold as store brands at several large chains.FDA

Major chains including Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar offered the medicines under brand names such as CVS Health, Family Wellness, and Equate.

In a statement about the recall, Tris Pharma warned that infants could suffer a “permanent NSAID-associated [nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug] renal [kidney] injury” from taking the unsafe dosage.

Less serious symptoms from taking the tainted medication could include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, tinnitus (ringing ears), and internal bleeding. (So far, no customers have reported any adverse effects caused by the recalled medicines.)

This week, the FDA issued an expanded recall for even more oral ibuprofen products, including larger 1 ounce bottles.

Here’s a complete list of the lots now being recalled, including the ones from last month:

CVS Health: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, in 0.5 oz. bottle

CVS Pharmacy

Lot No.: 4718

NDC: 59779-925-23

EXPIRATION: 12/19

Equate: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, in 1.0 oz. bottle

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Lot No. 00717005A

NDC: 49035-125-24

EXPIRATION: 02/19

CVS Health: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, in 1.0 oz. bottle

CVS Pharmacy

Lot No. 00717006A

NDC: 59779-925-24 (Labeled as: 50428-1252-4)

EXPIRATION: 02/19

Equate: Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 ml, in 0.5 oz. bottle

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Lot No. 00717009A

NDC: 49035-125-23

EXPIRATION: 02/19

Equate: Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 ml, in 0.5 oz. bottle

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Lot No. 00717015A

NDC: 49035-125-23

EXPIRATION: 04/19

Equate: Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 ml, in 0.5 oz. bottle

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Lot No. 00717024A

NDC: 49035-125-23

EXPIRATION: 08/19

Equate: CVS Health: Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 ml, in 0.5 oz. bottle

CVS Pharmacy

NDC: 59779-925-23

EXPIRATION: 08/19

Family Wellness: Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 ml, in 0.5 oz. bottle

Family Dollar Services Inc.

NDC: 55319-250-23

EXPIRATION: 08/19

Customers who purchased the products were warned to throw them away immediately, or return them for a refund.

You can report a reaction to a medication using the FDA’s MedWatch form.

You can contact Tris Pharma’s customer service at (732) 940-0358 with questions regarding the recall.

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