Children’s Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar expanded

Press Release, Tris Pharma

UPDATE 1/31/2019- Monmouth Junction, NJ, Tris Pharma, Inc. is expanding the scope of its November 2018 recall by adding three (3) additional lots of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail (pharmacy) level. Some units from these batches have been found to have higher levels of Ibuprofen concentration.

Infants already susceptible to the adverse effects of ibuprofen may be at a slightly higher risk if they receive medication from an impacted bottle. There is a remote probability that infants, who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of drug, may be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury. Some units from these six (6) lots have been found to contain Ibuprofen as high as 10% above the specified limit. Studies have shown that safety issues or toxicity is generally accepted to be a concern in infants at doses in excess of 700% of the recommended dose.1 To date, no serious adverse events have been reported related to this recall.


MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –– Monmouth Junction, NJ, Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three (3) lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen.

There is a remote possibility that infants, who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of drug, and therefore may be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury. Adverse effects that may be experienced are nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or more rarely, diarrhea. Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible adverse effects. To date, Tris Pharma, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to the lots of product that are the subject of this recall.

The product is used as a pain reliever/fever reducer and was packaged in 0.5 oz. bottles for the recalled lots listed below:

NDCLOTEXPIRATIONDESCRIPTIONCOMPANY
49035-125-2300717009A00717015A00717024A02/1904/1908/19Equate: Infants’IbuprofenConcentrated OralSuspension,USP (NSAID), 50mg per 1.25 mL,0.5 oz. bottleWal-MartStores Inc
59779-925-2300717024A08/19CVS Health:Infants’ IbuprofenConcentrated OralSuspension,USP (NSAID), 50mg per 1.25 mL,0.5 oz. bottleCVSPharmacy
55319-250-2300717024A08/19Family Wellness:Infants’ IbuprofenConcentrated Oral Suspension,USP (NSAID), 50mg per 1.25 mL,0.5 oz. bottleFamily DollarServices Inc.

Tris Pharma, Inc. sold the affected lots of Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL to one customer, which distributed the lots into the US market. Tris Pharma, Inc. has notified its customer by urgent recall notice and is arranging for the return of the recalled product.

CVS Brand Ibuprofen
Equate/Walmart Brand Ibuprofen
Family Dollar Brand Ibuprofen

Wholesalers and retailers of the product should stop further distribution of the affected lots of Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, which are being recalled.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Tris Customer Service at 732-940-0358 (Monday through Friday, 8:00am ET- 5:00pm PT) or via email at Customer Service Email .  Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of the product lots subject to this recall may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.                                                                                 

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About Tris Pharma

Tris Pharma is a fully integrated pharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative medicines that address unmet patient needs. Using its proprietary technology platform, LiquiXR®, Tris has pioneered the delivery of sustained release in the liquid, chewable, orally disintegrating tablet, and other dosage forms that benefits a wide variety of patients and their unique needs. Tris’ Nobuse™ technology provides abuse deterrence for opioids and other abuse-prone drugs. Tris’ research, manufacturing and commercial facilities are located in Central New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.trispharma.com.