Some infant ibuprofen are recalled after the manufacturer has found three batches that may contain higher levels of active ingredient than previously announced. Although this does not sound like a major problem, ibuprofen in high levels can cause kidney damage in some people, and babies may be more sensitive to these problems. Although there are no reports of any illnesses related to the affected batches, Tris Pharma Inc. voluntarily recalls them and warns consumers of potential problems.
Recalled Products Include:  Equal: Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension for Infants, USP (NSAID), 50 mg per 1
"Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or uncommon diarrhea," according to Tris publication of Pharma Inc. . "Tinnitus, headaches and gastrointestinal bleeding are also potential side effects."
For more information, including lot numbers, see the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website .
Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter analgesic, but like all medications it can cause side effects.
In adults, the most common mild side effects of ibuprofen include constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas [Med. Plus] . In rare cases, an allergic reaction can occur, which can be severe.
People taking ibuprofen also also have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes says Medline. Ibuprofen, like all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), is usually hard in the stomach and kidneys . In rare cases, they can cause stomach ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney damage and even kidney failure.
That's why it's so important to take them only at the recommended dosages and talk to your doctor if necessary. You realize that you or your baby needs to take them frequently.