Infant ibuprofen recalled at stores in the Valley

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live)- Infant ibuprofen that could be found at stores here in the valley is being recalled.

People are concerned that the recommended dosage might be too high for children and experts say it can be harmful to the kidneys.

There are a total of nine stores right here in the Fargo-Moorhead area that once had the recalled medication on their shelves.

Those stores are Family Dollar, CVS Pharmacy and Walmart.
The recall also includes three different brands, CVS Health, Family Wellness and Equate.

Family Dollar on 13th Ave in Fargo pulled the medicine off their shelves. Just down the road, CVS on 13th Ave still has their brand in stock and Walmart on 13th Ave says they're not selling the medication.

Parents in the Valley say the recall is concerning because it could make their kids really sick.

"We're using it to try to help them and we don't want it to have worse affects on them at all. It's kind of scary," says Nicole Spaid, Mom.

Doctors say if this recalled ibuprofen is used, kids could have nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, gastrointestinal pain, headache, ringing in the ears or even kidney problems.

But Tris Pharma, the pharmaceutical company says there haven't been any reports of people getting sick, yet.

"I want my kids to be safe with the medicines we're using," says Hayley Letvin, Mom.

To check to see if your ibuprofen is the one that's being recalled look at the expiration date, lot number and drug code on the medication.

If you have this recalled infant ibuprofen experts say you should return it or throw it away.

Below is a list of the recalled ibuprofen:

The Equate ibuprofen packages sold at Walmart have an national drug code of 49035-125-23 and include lot numbers 00717009A with an expiration date of February 2019, 00717015A with an expiration date of April 2019 and 00717024A with an expiration date of August 2019.

The CVS ibuprofen packages have a national drug code of 59779-925-23 and include lot number 00717024A with an expiration date of August 2019.

The ibuprofen sold at Family Dollar and branded as Family Wellness has a national drug code of 55319-250-23 and include lot number 00717024A with an expiration date of August 2019.