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Generic Infant Ibuprofen Recalled From Stores

By Ryan Britt, Fatherly

Certain brands of pain killers made for small babies have been recalled from CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart. Here’s what to know.

There are a lot of reasons parents need to give their very young children over-the-counter painkillers. From teething pain to high fevers, when kids are under two-years-old, you’ve pretty much only got two options: Acetaminophen (commonly known as Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Motrin and Advil.) And right now, if you’ve purchased any Acetaminophen, including generic brands, you’re in the clear. But, if you’ve bought off-brand baby Ibuprofen recently, you may want to check the label. Here’s what’s going on.

On Wednesday, Tris Pharma recalled three lots of infant Ibuprofen. These are the generic varieties sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar, usually right next to the children’s Motrin. Basically, Tri Pharma is concerned these lots of the drug contained higher than normal concentration of Ibuprofen, which could harm some children. At this time, there have been no reported negative effects, but the symptoms to look for are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Still, because of the concern of the higher concentrations, any bottle or box containing these lot numbers have been recalled. So, if you have any generic baby Ibuprofen, take a look at the bottle and see if any of these lot numbers are on there. If parents want to be extra safe, just throw away any of these generic brands and replace them with any brand of Acetaminophen or actual Motrin.

Tris Pharma has also issued this official statement:

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Tris Customer Service at 732-940-0358 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am ET- 5:00 pm PT) or via email at Customer Service Email. ([email protected]) Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Basically, the company has set-up a process by which you can return to the product, but most parents will be in the clear if they either throw this stuff out or stop giving it to their kid.

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