All too often, news outlets fail to notice and report on recalls involving child products. This makes it difficult for parents to stay on top of these reports and children may be at risk. But when a recall impacts medication, the risks are even greater.
The latest recall involving a child-related product comes from Tris Pharma, and it impacts infant ibuprofen.
According to the firm, the lots of infant ibuprofen sold as Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL may contain concentrations of the drug that are too high. In this case, infants could be at risk of adverse side effects and other risks if they consume it.
Consumers with the recalled items purchased them from CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar. According to Tris Pharma, the over-the-counter liquid pain reliever and fever reducer is for infants between 6 months and 23 months of age. But if infants take higher doses than necessary, they can suffer nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upper abdominal pain, ringing in the ears, headache, and gastrointestinal pain.
So far, the company is not aware of any incidents involving adverse reactions. Still, consumers with this medication in their home should throw it away.
You may identify the product listed under this recall by the lot numbers. You may identify the CVS ibuprofen packages by the national drug code of 59779-925-23. They also include the lot number 00717024A, which comes with an expiration date of August 2019. Items sold at Family Dollar have a national drug code of 55319-250-23. They also include lot number 00717024A, which also expires in August 2019. You may also identify these items by the brand Family Wellness.
Consumers with the Equate infant ibuprofen from Walmart can identify the items by the national drug code 49035-125-23. They include lot numbers 00717009A, which expires in February 2019, lot number 00717015A, which expires in April 2019, and lot number 00717024A, which expires in August 2019.
If this recall impacts you or someone you know, do not hesitate to act fast. US health officials ask consumers to get rid of the items immediately to prevent health risks. Especially because these items expose infants to risks.