Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Parents listen up, you may want to double check your medicine cabinets if you haven't already. An infant liquid ibuprofen has been recalled.
"It's like with food poisoning or questionable food, when in doubt throw it out, Director of Palmetto Poison Center Jill Michels said. "If you have it or you're concerned about about it just replace it with something that is going to be safe for your child."
Several brands of infant liquid ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, and the Family Dollar have been recalled. This version of medication may contain higher concentration which could end up leaving your toddler sick. Some side effects could be vomiting, diarrhea and other stomach like symptoms. Michels said some may not have any reaction.
"There is two liquid formulations for infants vs children, Michels said. "The infants has 50 milligrams per 1.25 ml's of ibuprofen and the children's has 100 milligrams per 5 ml's so if you have the children's as far as we know you're OK that's not part of the recall."
Michels said it is important to know what the recall entails no matter what it is for.
"The particular one we are dealing with recently the infants ibuprofen the concentration is too strong, there is too much drug in it," Michels said. "But sometimes recalls can have eggs or milk in it when it is not supposed to be in a particular product. So if you know what the recall is and you know what the potential harm is for you."
If you find that you have any of these brands of infant ibuprofen throw it out and contact your physician or pharmacist.
"If you pay attention to these things as we do in this business there's recalls through out the year whether its medication, whether it's food, and it's for safety reasons," Michels said. "Sometimes the manufacture will be the one who does the recall sometimes the FDA will actually pose the recall when they are receiving reports of people getting sick or other issues associated with it."
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