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Defective Infant Pain Reliever Recalled From Multiple Stores

Defective Infant PainWhen your child is in pain, you would do almost anything to help them. For ailments common to infants, such as teething and fevers, ibuprofen is a seemingly harmless over-the-counter medicine that can temporarily relieve them of their discomfort. However, parents should be aware of a recent statement from a pharmaceutical company called for the recall of three lots of defective ibuprofen that was sold as store brands in multiple stores. When children are injured by dangerous drugs or other defective products, it is important to work with a personal injury attorney to determine the options for pursuing compensation.

Bottles Could Have Incorrect Concentration of Drug

Tris Pharma, Inc. has recalled three lots of their liquid infant medicine amid concerns that the lots could have higher concentrations of ibuprofen, which could lead to inadvertent overdosing. The lots were sold at stores such as Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar under the stores’ generic brands. The recalled lots are packaged in .5 oz bottles with the label, “Infant’s Ibuprofen Oral Suspension.” The bottles are also labeled with each store’s brand: Walmart’s “Equate,” CVS’s “CVS Health,” and Family Dollar’s “Family Wellness.”

Possible Side Effects of Ibuprofen Overuse

The proper dosage of ibuprofen for infants and children varies based on the child’s weight and the concentration of the medication. The recalled medication is labeled to have a concentration of 50 mg of ibuprofen for every 1.25 mL of medication, but that may not be accurate. An overdose of medication can cause a child to have side effects such as:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Low blood pressure
  • Little to no urine production
  • Slow or difficult breathing
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Irreversible kidney damage

Though no cases of health issues due to the recalled ibuprofen have been reported, consumers who have purchased these products are urged to either return the medication to the store where it was purchased or throw it away.

A Skilled California Product Liability Lawyer Can Help You Build Your Case

Our children are one of the most important things to us. We try to keep our kids as safe as possible, but sometimes it is impossible to know what products will and will not hurt them. If your child has suffered negative side effects of infant ibuprofen or any other medication, you should contact a Monterey, CA product liability attorney. At Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we can help you build your case and work to get you and your child the compensation that you deserve. Contact our office today at 408-298-7200 to schedule a free consultation.

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