CVS, Equate and Family Wellness infant ibuprofen recalled

Boxes of infant ibuprofen under CVS Health (CVS), Equate (Walmart) and Family Wellness (Family Dollar) store brands. (Images provided)

The maker of store brands of liquid infant ibuprofen is recalling the medication sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar. The medicine was sold under Equate, CVS Health, and Family Wellness brands, respectively.

Tris Pharma says the concentration of ibuprofen might be too high, and infants may be more vulnerable to permanent kidney-related injury.

More immediately, it may cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other pains, and, rarely, diarrhea. Contact your health care provider if your child is showing any of these symptoms.

The recalled medicine was packaged in 0.5 ounce bottles and labeled "Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL." The expiration date on the box will be 08/19 -- though the recall also covers Equate-brand bottles sold at Walmart with expiration dates of 02/19 and 04/19.

If you have any of this medicine, discontinue use immediately. Contact Tris Pharma toll-free weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central at (732) 940-0358 or contact them via email.

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