- Assured Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled
- December 11, 2014 | Author: Stephen J. Burg
- Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
Assured-brand naproxen sodium tablets are being recalled by repackaging firm Contract Packaging Resources, Inc. because of a filing error.
The boxes that should contain bottles of naproxen actually contain 220 milligram ibuprofen softgels, according to the press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The affected boxes are labeled Naproxen Sodium Tablets 220mg, 15 count, and have the UPC 639277223685. They were sold nationwide at Dollar Tree retail stores.
Risks associated with taking ibuprofen
The mix-up creates health risks for many consumers, some of whom may be allergic to ibuprofen and others who should avoid it for other medical reasons, according to Drugs.com. People who are allergic to ibuprofen can experiences hives or anaphylaxes.
The pain reliever is associated with additional health risks such as increased risk of circulatory problems, heart attacks and stroke - particularly if used by people who are going to have heart bypass surgery soon or just underwent the procedure, according to Drugs.com. Ibuprofen is also associated with digestive issues such as bleeding or forming holes in the stomach or intestines.
Pregnant women should also avoid ibuprofen in the last three months of the pregnancy because it can negatively affect the baby.