Over-the-Counter Medications Can Be Recalled Due to Potential Dangers
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we often emphasize the potential dangers of prescription medications, especially when they’re subject to recalls by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their manufacturers.
However, prescription drugs aren’t the only medications that can be recalled. Over-the-counter medications can also be recalled when it’s discovered that they pose risks to consumers. Recently, Tris Pharma, Inc., recalled its infant ibuprofen product after it discovered that some batches may contain higher dosages than what are indicated on the packaging.
According to reports, the lots of the drug are sold as store brands at both CVS pharmacies and Walmart stores. The manufacturer initially released a warning concerning the infant ibuprofen last December that included three store brands sold at Family Dollar stores.
The FDA indicated that some batches of the recalled medications contained ibuprofen levels that were up to 10 percent higher than indicated on their packaging. No serious adverse effects have been reported as a result of the increased levels of medication in the products. However, consumers who purchased the affected medications are advised to return them to the stores where they were purchased or to throw them away.
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