Recall issued on some brands of infant ibuprofen; Valsartan recall expanded again
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There are a couple of big recalls involving medication. One is important for parents of young children; the other involves blood pressure medicine.
Infant ibuprofen is part of one of the recalls. The maker of the store brands of infant ibuprofen -- from Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar -- is voluntarily recalling three lots of concentrated oral suspension infant ibuprofen (50 mg per 1.25 mL).
The brands recalled are "Equate" from Walmart and CVS Health and "Family Wellness" at Family Dollar. Tris Pharma says the concentrations may be too high. This could make infants more vulnerable to renal or kidney problems.
Another recall is an expansion of blood pressure medications. Mylan has dramatically expanded a nationwide recall of blood pressure medications containing valsartan. The ingredient is contaminated with trace amounts of a chemical linked to cancer.
Multiple batches of valsartan-based medicines have been recalled since July. The FDA says the risk is very small, so affected patients should continue taking their medication until their doctor replaces the pills.
Mylan said its decision to expand the recall was done out of an abundance of caution.