Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over concentration concerns

Ben Davidson
December 7, 2018

The product was sold in Walmart under the "Equate" brand, in CVS under the "CVS Health" brand and in Family Dollar under the "Family Wellness" label.

The recalled product has been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen.

The maker of the store brands of infant ibuprofen from Wal-Mart, CVS and Family Dollar is voluntarily recalling three lots of the meds.

If you have this recalled infant ibuprofen experts say you should return it or throw it away.

According to the statement, the lots ian infant ibuprofen oral suspension that were used as a pain reliever/fever reducer.

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There's a "remote possibility" that the drug could cause permanent kidney damage in infants, the company warned. Lot numbers include 00717009A, 00717015A and 00717024A.

Tris Pharma said it had not received any reports of adverse effects related to the recall.

Those stores are Family Dollar, CVS Pharmacy and Walmart. The company said it sent the ibuprofen to one distributor and has contacted them to let them know about the announcement.

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Customers experiencing problems with the medication should contact their doctors or health-care providers, according to a statement.

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