Inc. has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of infant ibuprofen amid
concerns the medication, which was destined to be sold at several major
retailers, may contain a higher concentration of ibuprofen than labeled. The
lots were sold under Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar. As of now, the
company has not received any reports of serious adverse events related to the
Why is it being recalled?
Pharma, “The reason for the recall was a potential higher concentration of
Ibuprofen of less than 10% above the specified limit in some bottles from these
three batches. Safety issues or toxicity is generally accepted to be a concern
in infants at doses more than 700% of the recommended dose.” If Ibuprofen is
taken in excess, a side effect could be permanent kidney injury, nausea,
vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, tinnitus, headaches or possible stomach
What products are recalled?
Affected products are labeled “Infants’
Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension” and were labeled to contain 50
mg. of ibuprofen per 1.25 mL.
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Equate: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
CVS Health: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle
Family Wellness: Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1.25 mL, 0.5 oz. bottle
Family Dollar Services Inc.
Next steps you should take
To determine whether a specific product has been recalled, patients should look at the drug name and see if the NDC, Lot, and expiration dates matches those listed above.
If you have one of the recalled medicines, follow the recall instructions provided by the specific company. This information will be posted to the FDA’s website.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Tris Customer Service at 732-940-0358 (Monday through Friday, 8:00am ET- 5:00pm PT) or via email at Customer Service Email. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
Contact your Tria Health pharmacist today for
additional assistance with the recall process: 1.888.799.8742
National Wear Red Day is February 1st. Go Red for
Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement that advocates for
more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The movement also
challenges people to know their risk for heart disease and act to reduce their
personal risk. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each
year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80
percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and
the Signs and Symptoms?1
While there are many similarities in the symptoms
of heart disease in men and women, there are even more differences. Listed
below are the signs and symptoms, specific to women, that are important to
watch out for:
Heart Attack Symptoms:
Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or
pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes or goes away
and comes back.
Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the
back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath with or without chest
Other signs such as breaking out in a cold
sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom
is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to
experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath,
nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or
leg, especially on one side of the body
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or
Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one
or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of
balance or coordination
Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk2
Not only can you wear red to raise awareness but
you can also take steps to reduce your own risk. The American Heart Association
has developed an online tool called My Life Check. My Life Check allows you to
find out your heart score and see if you’re at risk based on Life’s Simple 7:
Tria Health offers Chronic Condition Management
through our Pharmacy Advocate Program. Heart Disease and stroke are two of the
many chronic conditions that Tria Health targets. Clinical Pharmacists provide
one-on-one telephonic counseling for members and act as their personal advocate
to help them navigate through the health care system. Through reviewing a
member’s medications and lifestyle habits, Tria Pharmacists can make
recommendations that will help control their chronic conditions and help them
With winter weather sweeping across the country,
many individuals are experiencing winter-onset depression also known as
seasonal affective disorder (SAD). While the cause of SAD is not known, brain
chemicals that affect your mood can change according to the amount of light you
get each day.1 While some may be more susceptible to SAD than
others, there are ways of preventing and managing SAD until you get through the
Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of
depression that happens during a change of seasons, usually occurring during
autumn and winter months when there is less sunlight. Symptoms usually go away
in late spring or early summer.1
How is SAD
There are four primary treatment methods for SAD:
Light therapy, medications, psychotherapy, and mind-body connection techniques.2
Light Therapy: A method that mimics natural outdoor light using a special light box with the goal of changing the brain chemicals linked to mood. It typically takes a few days to a few weeks before becoming effective. Your doctor will be able to help determine if this is the best option for you and identify which product would be the most effective.
Medications: Individuals with depression are more susceptible to SAD, making antidepressant treatment a good option.
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, is another option to treat SAD. Therapy can help you learn coping mechanisms to manage your stress and changing your negative thoughts and behaviors.
Mind-Body Connection: This includes a variety of techniques such as meditation, guided imagery and music or art therapy.
Tria Health Help?
If Tria Health is offered through your benefits plan, you have the option of receiving a one-on-one, private consultation with one of Tria Health’s pharmacists over the phone. During your consultation, your pharmacist will review all your current medications, including vitamins and supplements. If you’re interested in exploring medication treatments for SAD, Tria’s pharmacist will be able to provide you with recommendations and coordinate with your doctor(s).
January 12th is National Pharmacist Day!
Pharmacists do so much more than just dispense prescriptions. They have a
wealth of knowledge to assist patients with safe medication use, potential drug
interactions as well as preventative services and over the counter medications.
Take the time this Saturday to thank your pharmacist for everything they do!
Pharmacists are Easily Accessible
Pharmacists are often available when other health
care providers are not, and most often do not require you to schedule an
appointment to ask questions about your healthcare needs.
Safe and Effective Medication Use
Pharmacists help ensure that medications control
conditions the right way. They help minimize any side effects and safeguard
against any possible interactions with other medications that lead to more
expensive health care costs such as emergency room visits, hospitalization,
OTCs and Supplements
Pharmacists are experts in prescription
medications, supplements and over the counter medications. They can tell you
about potential interactions with foods, other drugs, or dietary supplements.
And they can help you pick the perfect product. With over 100,000
over-the-counter products on the market, your pharmacist is always there to
lend a helping hand!1
Tria Health’s Pharmacists
Tria Health was founded on the belief that
pharmacists play a vital role in the management of high-risk patients that
drive the majority of health care spend. If Tria Health is currently a part of
your healthcare plan, call the Tria Health Help desk today for any of your
While exercising can be beneficial for anyone, people
with chronic conditions can significantly improve their health and manage their
symptoms. If you’re concerned about how often you can exercise or which
exercises are safe, talk to your doctor before starting your routine. Find out
what you need to know about chronic conditions and exercise!
Exercise Improve Your Symptoms?
There are four main types of exercise that can
help you manage your symptoms and improve your health; Aerobic, High-intensity,
Strength training and flexibility exercises (You can find descriptions of each,
By practicing one or more of these exercise methods, you’ll be able to directly
impact your chronic conditions symptoms.
disease. Regular exercise can help improve your heart health. Recent
studies have shown that interval training is often tolerated well in people
with heart disease, and it can produce significant benefits.
Regular exercise can help insulin more effectively lower your blood sugar
level. Physical activity can also help you control your weight and boost your
Often, exercise can help control the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.
Regular low-impact aerobic activities can increase strength and endurance in
your back and improve muscle function. Abdominal and back muscle exercises
(core-strengthening exercises) may help reduce symptoms by strengthening the
muscles around your spine.
Check with Your Doctor & Get Started Today!
Checking with your doctor before exercising is
never a bad idea, depending on your condition(s) there could be some important
precautions you need to take. They will also be able to provide recommendations
with pain reduction and necessary dietary adjustments. If you feel nervous
starting alone, you might want to consider a group exercise program. You might
also find condition-specific programs at your local hospital or clinic.
Have any Questions?
Contact the Tria Health Help Desk at