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Recall alert: 23 Walmart, Walgreens and Perrigo brand ophthalmic OTC and Rx drugs

UPDATE

As of July 17, there are ~120 different products under 14 brands that have been recalled.

We are now referring everyone to The Dry Eye Foundation where all of the recall information has been consolidated and is being updated daily as needed.

Altaire Ophthalmic Product Recalls

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Original blog post

Altaire Pharmaceuticals has recalled 23 different eye products, many of which are used by people with dry eye.

  • Please check your supplies carefully to see if you have any of the recalled products.

  • Use the links provided to look up lot numbers to see if the recalls apply to you.

Walmart (11 products)

FDA announcement with product names and lot numbers

ALERT: We are concerned about the accuracy of the information currently provided on the FDA site. The original announcement on PRNewswire and which originally showed on the FDA site listed 11 products, which are listed below. A correction was issued on July 15 indicating corrections to 6 products with additional lots being withdrawn. This correction specifically said “No corrections are required for the other products and lots sold at Wal-Mart as identified in the 07.03.19 Notice of Recall.” However, the FDA listing now has only the 6 CORRECTED line items. We are reaching out to Altaire and the FDA for a clarification.

  • Equate Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Twin Pack W-M item #: 552374320 NDC #: 49035-189-49 Package Size: 2 x 15 mL

  • Equate Eye Allergy Relief Drops W-M item #: 567371432 NDC #: 49035-887-13 Package Size: 15 mL

  • Equate Sterile Lubricant Stye Ointment W-M item #: 563031651 NDC #: 49035-875-50 Package Size: 3.5 gram

  • Equate Comfort Gel Lubricant Eye Gel Twin Pack W-M item #: 552374319 NDC #: 49035-197-49 Package Size: 2 x 15 mL

  • Equate Restore PM Nighttime Lubricant Eye Ointment W-M item #: 551282425 NDC #: 49035-191-50 Package Size: 3.5 gram

  • Equate Night & Day Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Pack W-M item #: 567368000 NDC #: 49035-883-59 Package Size: 3.5g and 15mL

  • Equate Support Advanced Twin Pack W-M item #: 567371433 NDC #: 49035-885-49 Package Size: 2 x 15 mL

  • Equate Support Advanced Lubricating Eye Drops Dose Preservative Free W-M item #: 563031654 NDC # 49035-882-54: Package Size: 25 count (0.6 mL fill)

  • Equate Support Advanced Lubricant Gel Drops Multi Dose Preservative Free W-M item #: 567367998 NDC #: 49035-882-52 Package Size: 7.5 mL

  • Equate Support Moisture Lubricant Eye Drops W-M item #: 553503238 NDC #: 49035-145-10 Package Size:10 mL

  • Support Harmony Lubricant Eye Drops W-M item #: 553503238 NDC #: 49035-145-10 Package Size: 10 mL (Note: Support Harmony packaging was discontinued in January 2018.)

Walgreens (5 products)

FDA announcement with product names and lot numbers

  • Lubricant Eye Drops Moisturizing Walgreens item #: 801483 NDC #: 0363-0185-13 Package Size: 15 mL

  • Lubricant Eye Drops Moisturizing Twin Pack Walgreens item #: 801477 NDC #: 0363-0185-49 Package Size: 2 x 15 mL

  • Sodium Chloride Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Ointment Walgreens item #: 801482 NDC #: 0363-7500-50 Package Size: 3.5 gram

  • Sodium Chloride Ophthalmic Solution, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Drops Walgreens item #: 801402 NDC #: 0363-0193-13 Package Size: 15 mL

  • Lubricant Eye Ointment PF Soothing Walgreens item #: 801486 NDC #: 0363-0191-50 Package Size: 3.5 gram

Perrigo (7 products)

FDA announcement with product names and lot numbers

  • Neomycin and Polymixin B and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4250-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

  • NEO-POLY DEX (Neomycin and Polymixin B and Dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4160-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

  • NEO-POLYCIN HC (Neomycin and Polymixin B and Bacitracin Zinc and Hydrocortisone Acetate) Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4144-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

  • POLYCIN (Polymixin B and Bacitracin Zinc) Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4021-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

  • Bacitracin Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4022-35 Package Size:3.5 gm

  • Sulfacetamide Sodium Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4190-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

  • Puralube Ophthalmic Ointment (OTC)