Eye Drops, Ointments Sold at Walgreens Recalled
As a precautionary measure, Altaire is initiating the recall due to issues with product sterility
MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A number of over-the-counter eye products sold at Walgreens have been recalled by manufacturer Altaire Pharmaceuticals because the products may not be sterile.
The use of nonsterile products could result in serious and potentially life-threatening infections or death. No problems associated with the recalled eye products have been reported, according to Altaire.
The recalled products include: 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 g; 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 g.
Altaire said it notified Walgreens about the recalls on July 3, 2019, and asked Walgreens to notify its customers. For more information, consumers can call Altaire at 1-800-258-2471.