Parents who give their infants baby ibuprofen should double-check their cabinets. A press release from Tris Pharma — a company based in New Jersey — just recalled three lots of Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL on Dec. 5. According to the statement, the affected products were voluntarily recalled because they may have a high concentration of ibuprofen that could be harmful to babies. The three brands of medication — Equate, CVS Health, and Family Wellness — were sold at Walmart, CVS, or Family Dollar.
"There is a remote possibility that infants, who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of drug, [therefore] may be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury," said the press 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."
Any parent who comes across a recalled product in their home should throw out or return the medication. Questions? Call the Tris Pharma customer service line at 732-940-0358 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT, or send them an email with inquiries. If you've accidentally given your child any of the ibuprofen in question, call your pediatrician ASAP.