Just last week several different brands of liquid ibuprofen sold at popular stores such as Walmart and CVS were recalled after it was discovered they contained too much of the drug. While this may not seem like a huge problem, high amounts of ibuprofen can lead to kidney damage, and infants are more susceptible than adults. The recall is for the New Jersey-based Tris Pharma Inc. product “Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL”, which is sold and packaged in 0.5 oz bottles.
Some of the brand names of the product that are being voluntarily recalled by Tris Pharma Inc. include:
- Equate: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle with expiration dates of February, April, and August 2019. This item is sold at Walmart.
- CVS Health: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle with an expiration date of August 2019. This item is sold at CVS.
- Family Wellness: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle with an expiration date of August 2019. This item is sold at Family Dollar Services Inc.
Dangers of Too Much Ibuprofen
If an infant consumes too much ibuprofen, the adverse side effects may include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, and diarrhea. Less common side effects such as tinnitus, headache, and gastrointestinal may occur, albeit rarely. If you have questions about the specific lot numbers affected, please check the FDA website here. Furthermore, individuals who take ibuprofen on a regular basis have an increased chance for strokes, heart attacks, and other complications. While ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can help relieve pain and fevers, it is quite hard on the stomach, especially in higher dosages. This is one reason why this recall is so important, as infants may be at an even higher risk of complications from consuming too much ibuprofen. Researchers also note that there is a small chance infants may be at risk of NSAID-associated renal injury by taking too much ibuprofen.
Can I File a Lawsuit?
If your child has experienced any of the aforementioned side effects after taking one of the recalled brands of liquid ibuprofen, please contact Wormington & Bollinger today. You may be able to take legal action against the drug’s manufacturer or the individual who prescribed you the medication. Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit can be intimidating, as there are many different directions the case can go. As experienced McKinney medical malpractice lawyers, we have your best interests in mind and will do everything we can to ensure justice is served. Please contact our experienced personal injury lawyers today to learn more about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the manufacturer of any dangerous drug. We offer free consultations and are here to answer any questions you may have.