September 10, 2013
Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Recalls Ophthalmic Solution
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution, 30 mL because the preservative may not be effective through expiry.
The product is known generically as Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution and labeled as follows:
- equate Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5%, Sterile, 1 FL OZ (30 mL) - Distributed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.;
- Lubricant EYE DROPS FOR MILD TO MODERATE DRY EYE, STERILE, 1 FL OZ (30 mL), for Mild to Moderate Dry Eye - Distributed by CVS Pharmacy, Inc.; and
- lubricant eye drops for mild to moderate dry eye, STERILE, 1 FL OZ (30 mL) - Dist. by Target Corp.
Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution is a non-prescription (OTC) drug product used to relieve dryness of the eye and packaged in a plastic bottle inside a unit box. Lot numbers can be found printed horizontally on the side of the label and on the bottom flap of the box. The lots listed above were distributed between February 2012 and April 2013. The product was sold nationwide at retail stores.
The full recall including the lot numbers and expiration dates can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm367559.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.