Tris Pharma has expanded its original recall of infant ibuprofen to include even more products that may contain a higher concentration of ibuprofen than they should.
There is nothing that makes a parent feel quite as helpless than when their little one isn't feeling well and there's not a lot they can do. That feeling is magnified when your child is so young that they can't tell you what's wrong, and in turn, you can't explain to them why they don't feel right.
While many parents might not want to turn to medication for their babies, sometimes that is the only option. The last thing you're going to want in that instance is to have to worry about whether that medicine is going to do more harm than good. In December 2018, Tris Pharma recalled a number of off-brand infant ibuprofen products due to them having too high a concentration of ibuprofen.
On January 29, 2019, Tris Pharma issued even more bad news, and yet another reason to rush to your medicine cabinets. Three additional off-brand infant ibuprofen products, that were produced for sale at Walmart and CVS, are being recalled due to having the same problem as the previously recalled products. Thankfully, there have been no reports to date of any negative effects, but it may cause children who take it to suffer vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.
Those of you worried about whether you have some of the affected products and batches in your home, we have all the information you need courtesy of Moms. The official name of the product being recalled is "Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension." The lots being recalled are 4718 (5 oz), 00717006A (1 oz), and 00717005A (1 oz). The first two were sold under the CVS Health label while the third was under Walmart's Equate label.
If you are worried that you have some of the above in the house and your children have already had some in the past, there is no need to panic. As stated, the effects of taking it would have happened immediately if they were going to happen at all. Plus, as above, there have been no negative reports to date. Just check your infant ibuprofen and the batch codes and if you have any of the above, be sure to get rid of it.