Tris Pharma has recalled their Infant’s Ibuprofen from nationwide stores of Family Dollar, CVS and Walmart. The recall was announced mid-day yesterday and is still news to families in Syracuse today.
“We need to check to see if we have it in our medicine cabinet,” said father of two children, Mark Trumbo. “That will probably be the first thing I do when I get home. Because this is the first time I’ve even heard about it.”
Trumbo, who has a two-year-old son, says ibuprofen is usually the safest way to go when dealing with teething.
“When my two-year-old is teething, he generally will need something to calm him down, especially at night. But it’s (ibuprofen) generally a safe way usually to go with to help with pain relief,” said Trumbo.
Family Physician, James Tucker believes Tris Pharma is being extra cautious with the recall because the side effects can be severe.
“Well the concern is, there’s more of the active drug in a teaspoon, or in a half of teaspoon, than it says on the label,” said Dr. Tucker. “And therefore, they could potentially overdose a child and cause anything from vomiting and diarrhea to internal bleeding.”
Thus far, no cases have been reported from consuming the ibuprofen.
Any consumer who has taken the drugs and believes they are experiencing any problems related should contact their doctor or health care provider.
All three business refused to comment about the recall.