Tris Pharma has issued a recall of three lots of Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension (liquid ibuprofen) sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar. This is alarming or so many reasons.

I probably would think much about it if I didn't already have issues with our son who we put ibuprofen as the potential culprit to his internal bleeding. The recall states that this liquid form may contain higher concentrations of ibuprofen than expected.

This is from the news alert I just read:

Children could suffer from nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain or diarrhea. The part that also concerns me besides all of these when you're giving it to a sick kid is this part.

The company said tinnitus, headache, and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible effects.

That scares the hell out of us because those were the symptoms that lead to a ruptured ulcer with our son. This was one of the hardest times of our lives and we still suffer from PTSD. The worst part of everything is the fact we never found a smoking gun. There were several "maybes" and events that could have contributed but nothing 100%.

Is it possible that this might be the key ingredient that led to our son's health emergency? We've taken our son off Ibuprofen period and our little girl will never use it. Until we have the answer there's no way we're taking a chance. I know we're not the only one either. I've spoken to several parents who have had similar issues with no answers. Could this be a clue?

The recalled medications were 0.5-ounce bottles sold nationwide at CVS, Family Dollar, and Walmart stores. Here are a few things to look for.

  • Equate ibuprofen sold at Walmart use national drug code 49035-125-23 and include lot numbers 00717009A with expiration date February 2019, 00717. 00717015A with expiration date April 2019 and 00717024A with expiration date August 2019.
  • CVS ibuprofen national code 59779-925-23, include lot number 00717024A with expiration date August 2019.
  • Family Dollar ibuprofen branded as Family Wellness has national code 55319-250-23 including lot number 00717024A with expiration date August 2019.

Consumers are be urged to return or dispose.