MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. - (12/06/18) - If you were planning to use ibuprofen to treat your sick baby, stop and look at the label.
A nationwide recall was just issued and involves some popular brands of the drug.
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.
"You may notice the little ones may have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort. Those are the most common signs for parents to be able to see about their little ones," said Pharmacist Tom Duesbout, Millington Pharmacy.
Duesbout says you should be looking for if you gave your child infant ibuprofen from one of the recalled brands.
Those brands are half ounce bottles of the Equate brand, which is sold at Wal-Mart, the CVS brand sold at CVS Pharmacy and the Family Wellness brand sold at Family Dollar.
There were three lots of this sold in Wal-Mart and one lot in the other two stores.
This was a voluntary recall by the parent company. So far, no one has been affected that we know of.
Check out a related links section of this article for details on the lot numbers.