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Eye drops recall at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens

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If you're using eye drops or eye ointments, you should check your medicine cabinet, nightstand or desk drawer in the wake of voluntary recalls by Altaire Pharmaceuticals.

The maker of eye drops for dry eye, rewetting drops and eye ointments sold at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart cited concerns about sterility of the ophthalmic products made at its manufacturing facility, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Why is sterility important?

As the FDA notes, "administration of a non-sterile product intended to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life-threatening infections or death."

The FDA news releases issued early in July 2019 detail Altaire's voluntary recalls of eye care products made for CVS Health , Perrigo , Walgreens  and Walmart .

The voluntary recall has since expanded to include over-the-counter and prescription eye care products sold under the Altaire  brand name and products labeled exclusively for Accutome, Focus Laboratories, Grandall Distributing  Co. Inc., Natural Ophthalmics , OCuSOFT , Prestige  and TRP  Co.

Altair reports that to date it has not received any reports of adverse effects from the voluntarily recalled products, nor has Altaire found any out-of-specifications outcomes of sterility testing for the products.

The voluntarily recalled products are:

Accutome

Accutome Accu-Wash, Product Size: 4 oz.

Altaire brand eye drops and products recalled

ActivEyes Nighttime Lub Eye Ointment Preservative Free, Product Size: 3.5 g

Altaire Altacaine Solution, Product Size: 15 mL

ActivEyes Altachlore Ointment, Product Size: 3.5 gram

ActivEyes Altachlore Solution, Product Size: 15 mL

ActivEyes Altalube Ointment, Product Size: 3.5 gram

Altaire Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%, Product Size: 2.5 mL

Altaire Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%, Product Size: 5 mL

Altaire Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%, Product Size: 10 mL

Altaire Diclofenac Sodium Solution 1%, Product Size: 2.5 mL

Altaire Diclofenac Sodium Solution 1%, Product Size: 5 mL

Altaire Fluorescein Sodium with Proparacaine HCl Ophthalmic Solution, Product Size: 5 mL

Altaire Eye Wash, Product Size: 15 mL

Altaire Eye Wash, Product Size: 1 oz.

Altaire Eye Wash, Product Size: 4 oz.

Altaire Goniotaire, Product Size: 15 mL

Altaire Homatropaire, Product Size: 5 mL

NanoTears HA PF Multi Dose Lubricant Gel Drops, Product Size: 10 mL

Nano Tears MO Clear Emollient Mineral Oil Lipids, Product Size: 10 mL

Nano Tears MXP Forte Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops, Product Size: 10 mL

Nano Tears MXP Forte Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops Twin Pack: 2 x 10 mL

Nano Tears TF Clear Emollient Tear Film Replenishment Essential Lipids Preservative Free Multi-Dose, Product Size: 7.5 mL

Nano Tears MXP Forte Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops Preservative Free, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 32 ct.

Nano Tears TF Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops Preservative Free, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 32 ct.

Nano Tears TF Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops Twin Pack, Product Size: 2 x 15 mL

Nano Tears TF Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops, Product Size: 15 mL

Nano Tears XP Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops Twin Pack, Product Size: 2 x 10 mL

Nano Tears XP Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops, Product Size: 10 mL

Altaire Ofloxacin 0.3% Ophthalmic Solution, Product Size: 5 mL

ActivEyes Preservative Free Multi-Dose Lubricant Gel Drops Long Lasting PF, Product Size: 7.5 mL

ActivEyes Preservative Free Multi-Dose Lubricant Drops Sensitive PF, Product Size: 7.5 mL

ActivEyes Lubricant Eye Ointment Preservative Free, Product Size: 3.5 gram

CVS brand eye drops and products recalled

CVS Health Natural Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 32 ct

CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops for Mild to Moderate Dry Eye, Product Size: 15 mL

CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops for Mild to Moderate Dry Eye, Product Size: 30 mL

CVS Health Dry Eye Relief Eye Drops, Product Size: 15 mL

CVS Health Dry Eye Relief Eye Drops, Product Size: 30 mL

CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 60 ct

CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution, Product Size: 0. 6 mL x 30 ct

CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Gel Drops Dry Eye Relief, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 30

CVS Health Lubricating Gel Drops for Anytime Use, Product Size: 10 mL

CVS Health Overnight Lubricating Eye Ointment, Product Size: 3.5 gram

CVS Health Lubricant Eye Ointment, Product Size: 3.5 gram

CVS Health Extra Strength Lubricant Gel Drops, Product Size: 15 mL

CVS Health Extra Strength Lubricant Gel Drops Twin Pack, 2 x 15 mL

CVS Health Fast Acting Lubricant Eye Drops Dry Eye Therapy, Product Size: 15 mL

CVS Health Fast Acting Lubricant Eye Drops Dry Eye Therapy Twin Pack, Product Size: 2 x 10 mL

CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 30ct

CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 70ct

CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Advanced Relief, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 30

CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Advanced Relief, Product Size: 10 mL

CVS Health Fast Acting Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 24 ct

CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Fast Acting, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 60 ct

CVS Health Lubricant Gel Drops-Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Relief, Product Size: 30 mL

CVS Health Lubricant Gel Drops-Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Relief, Product Size: 30 mL

CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Lasting Dry Eye Relief, Product Size: 10 mL

CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Lasting Dry Eye Relief Twin Pack, Product Size: 2 x 10 mL

CVS Health Maximum Redness Relief Eye Drops, Product Size: 15 mL

CVS Health Redness Relief, Product Size: 15 mL

CVS Health Redness Relief, Product Size: 30 mL

CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Multi-Symptom Eye Relief, Product Size: 15 mL

CVS Health Lubricant Eye Ointment Sensitive Formula, Product Size: 3.5 gram

Perrigo eye drops and products recalled

Neomycin and Polymixin B and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment, Package Size: 3.5 gm

NEO-POLY DEX (Neomycin and Polymixin B and Dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment, Package Size: 3.5 gm

NEO-POLYCIN HC (Neomycin and Polymixin B and Bacitracin Zinc and Hydrocortisone Acetate) Ophthalmic Ointment, Package Size: 3.5 gm

POLYCIN (Polymixin B and Bacitracin Zinc) Ophthalmic Ointment, Package Size: 3.5 gm

Bacitracin Ophthalmic Ointment, Package Size: 3.5 gm

Sulfacetamide Sodium Ophthalmic Ointment, Package Size: 3.5 gm

Puralube Ophthalmic Ointment (Please note: Puralube is an OTC product), Package Size: 3.5 gm

Puralube Ophthalmic Ointment (Please note: Puralube is an OTC product), Package Size: 1 gm

Focus Laboratories

FreshKote Lubricant Eye Drops , Product Size: 15 mL

Grandall Distributing Co. Inc.

Grandall Colirio Ojo De Aguila Eye Drops , Product Size: 15 mL

Grandall Colirio Oftal-Mycin Redness Relief Eye Drops, Product Size: 15mL

Grandall Oftal-Mycin Ophthalmic Ointment , Product Size: 3.5 gm

Natural Ophthalmics

Natural Ophthalmics Ortho-K Thick Comfort Gel , Product Size: 15 mL

Natural Ophthalmics Women's Tear Stimulation Dry Eye Drops, Product Size: 15 mL

Natural Ophthalmics Ortho-K Thin Eye Drops, Product Size: 15 mL

Natural Ophthalmics Tear Stimulation Forte Dry Eye Drops, Product Size: 15 mL

Natural Ophthalmics Cataract Eye Drops with Cineraria, Product Size: 15 mL

Natural Ophthalmics Allergy Desensitization Eye Drops , Product Size: 15 mL

OCuSOFT

OCuSOFT Homatropine Hydrobromide Ophthalmic Solution 5%, Product Size: 5 mL

OCuSOFT Tetcaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0. 5%, Product Size: 15 mL

OCuSOFT Goniosoft Hypromellose 2.5% Ophthalmic Demulcent Solution, Product Size: 15 mL

OCuSOFT Tetravisc Forte, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 12 pcs

OCuSOFT Tetravisc Forte, Product Size: 5 mL

OCuSOFT Tetravisc, Product Size: 0.6 mL x 12 pcs

OCuSOFT Tetravisc , Product Size: 5 mL

OCuSOFT Flucaine, Product Size: 5 mL

OCuSOFT Eye Wash, Product Size: 1 oz

OCuSOFT Eye Wash, Product Size: 4 oz

OCuSOFT Tears Again Lubricant Eye Drops , Product Size: 15 mL

OCuSOFT Tears Again Lubricant Eye Drops, Product Size: 30 mL

OCuSOFT Tears Again Lubricant Eye Ointment Nighttime Relief, Product Size: 3.5 g

OCuSOFT retaine NaCl Ophthalmic Ointment , Product Size: 3.5 g

OCuSOFT retaine NaCl Ophthalmic Solution, Product Size: 15 mL

Prestige

Clear Eyes Redness Relief , Product Size: 15 mL

Clear Eyes Redness Relief , Product Size: 30 mL

Clear Eyes Redness Relief (Handy Pocket Pal), Product Size: 0.2 oz.

Clear Eyes Redness Relief (Little Drug) , Product Size: 0.2 oz.

Clear Eyes Redness Relief (Select Corp) , Product Size: 0.2 oz.

TRP

TRP/TARGET up & up intensive relief lubricating eye drops, Product Size: 10 mL

TRP Blur Relief , Product Size: 15 mL

TRP Stye Relief , Product Size: 4 g

TRP Pink Eye Relief , Product Size: 10 mL

Walgreens brand eye drops and ointments recalled

Lubricant Eye Drops Moisturizing, Package Size: 15 mL

Lubricant Eye Drops Moisturizing Twin Pack, Package Size: 2 x 15 mL

Sodium Chloride Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Ointment, Package Size: 3.5 gram

Sodium Chloride Ophthalmic Solution, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Drops, Package Size: 15 mL

Lubricant Eye Ointment PF Soothing, Package Size: 3.5 gram

Walmart brand eye drops and ointments recalled

Equate Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Twin Pack, Package Size: 2 x 15 mL

Equate Eye Allergy Relief Drops, Package Size: 15 mL

Equate Sterile Lubricant Stye Ointment, Package Size: 3.5 gram

Equate Comfort Gel Lubricant Eye Gel Twin Pack, Package Size: 2 x 15 mL

Equate Restore PM Nighttime Lubricant Eye Ointment, Package Size: 3.5 gram

Equate Night & Day Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Pack, Package Size: 3.5g and 15mL

Equate Support Advanced Twin Pack, Package Size: 2 x 15 mL

Equate Support Advanced Lubricating Eye Drops Dose Preservative Free, Package Size: 25 count (0.6 mL fill)

Equate Support Advanced Lubricant Gel Drops Multi Dose Preservative Free, Package Size: 7.5 mL

Equate Support Moisture Lubricant Eye Drops, Package Size:10 mL

Support Harmony Lubricant Eye Drops, Package Size: 10 mL (Note: Support Harmony packaging was discontinued in January 2018.)

July 2019

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