FDA expands infant ibuprofen recall

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If you have recently purchased store brand infants’ ibuprofen at Walmart, CVS or Family Dollar, you should check to see if your package is part of a newly expanded recall. 

The products were sold across the United States at local retail stores. 

The recalled ibuprofen oral suspension drops were found to contain as high as ten percent above the specified limit. 

The recalled infant ibuprofen can cause serious side effects in babies including permanent kidney damage.

“The serious complication is kidney problems that you worry about with ibuprofen but it can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, stomach upsetting and stomach bleeding, so it is not a medication to take very lightly,” Dr. Nyakabau, pediatrician at Family Healthcare of Hagerstown said.

The recalled infant ibuprofen includes 0.5 ounce bottles with Equate, CVS, and family wellness labels.

You can find the full list of recalls for the infant ibuprofen here on the FDA’s website. 

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