Recalled infant ibuprofen products reach expiration dates

Per FDA recommendations, recalled or not, do not use expired meds

The remaining products of a recall of liquid ibuprofen for infants because some batches were found to have higher levels of ibuprofen concentration have expired.

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Tris Pharma, the manufacturer of the affected batches of the Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, which were distributed at CVS and Walmart made the recall in January of 2019. An earlier version of this story indicated that it was this January.

Between the recall and the expiration dates (all of the expired products and expiration dates can be found here) consumers should not use these products. The last recalled product with the 12/19 expiration dates are:

Lot No             NDC                  Expiration                                                         

4718            59779-925-23       12/19       

CVS Health: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral   Suspension, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, in 0.5 oz. bottle                                                             

00717005A     49035-125-24    12/19

Equate: Infants’ Suspension, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, in USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, in 1.0 oz.bottle (sold at Wal-mart)

00717006A   59779-925-2        12/19

CVS Health: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral  Suspension, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, in 0.5 oz. bottle                                                                       

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The FDA offers articles as well as a video on how to dispose of expired drugs. “Once the expiration date has passed there is no guarantee that the medicine will be safe and effective,” said Ilisa Bernstein, Pharm.D., J.D., Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Bernstein. “If your medicine has expired, do not use it.”

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