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Eye drops sold at CVS Pharmacy added to nationwide recall due to sterility concerns

Posted: 6:24 AM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 07:56:23-04
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A pharmaceutical company has announced a voluntary recall of its over-the-counter eye drops sold at CVS Pharmacies due to concerns with sterility.

According to Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., using a non-sterile product that is intended to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life-threatening infections or death.

The recall, on a retail level, is only limited to products currently in inventory at the CVS chain.

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There have been no reports, as of yet, regarding the adverse effects of this product.

Below is a list of affected eye drops:

Product Description Item # Product Size 
      
CVS Health Natural Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free 538397 0.6 mL x 32 ct 
      
CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops for Mild to Moderate Dry Eye 317916 15 mL 
      
CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops for Mild to Moderate Dry Eye 247887  30 mL 
      
CVS Health Dry Eye Relief Eye Drops 317914 15 mL 
      
CVS Health Dry Eye Relief Eye Drops 457802 30 mL 
      
CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution 495334 0.6 mL x 60 ct 
      
CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution 994883 0.6 mL x 30 ct 
      
CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Gel Drops Dry Eye Relief  634634 0.6 mL x 30 
      
CVS Health Lubricating Gel Drops for Anytime Use 563420 10 mL 
      
CVS Health Overnight Lubricating Eye Ointment 881532  3.5 gram 
      
CVS Health Lubricant Eye Ointment 247881 3.5 gram 
      
CVS Health Extra Strength Lubricant Gel Drops 799143 15 mL 
      
CVS Health Extra Strength Lubricant Gel Drops Twin Pack 258587 2 x 15 mL 
      
CVS Health Fast Acting Lubricant Eye Drops Dry Eye Therapy 895160 15 mL 
      
CVS Health Fast Acting Lubricant Eye Drops Dry Eye Therapy Twin Pack 994881 2 x 10 mL 
      
CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution 495301 0.6 mL x 30 ct 
      
CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution 457791 0.6 mL x 70 ct 
      
CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Advanced Relief 563442 0.6 mL x 30 
      
CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Advanced Relief 563419 10 mL 
      
CVS Health Fast Acting Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free 994882 0.6 mL x 24 ct 
      
CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Fast Acting 258625 0.6 mL x 60 ct 
      
CVS Health Lubricant Gel Drops-Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Relief  799145 30 mL 
      
CVS Health Multi-Action Relief Drops 694954 15 mL 
      
CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Lasting Dry Eye Relief 968210 10 mL 
      
CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Lasting Dry Eye Relief Twin Pack 495323 2 x 10 mL 
      
CVS Health Maximum Redness Relief Eye Drops 994880 15 mL 
      
CVS Health Redness Relief 317912  15 mL 
      
CVS Health Redness Relief 457799  30 mL 
      
CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Multi-Symptom Eye Relief 563431 15 mL 
      
CVS Health Lubricant Eye Ointment Sensitive Formula  247885 3.5 gram 
      

Click here to view a full list of lot numbers and expiration dates for the affected products.

More Recalled Eye Drops:

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has also announced a voluntary recall of the following over-the-counter eye drops:

Product Description NDC # Product Size 
      
ActivEyes Nighttime Lub Eye Ointment Preservative Free 59390-190-50 3.5 g 
      
Altaire Altacaine Solution 59390-181-13 15 mL 
      
ActivEyes Altachlore Ointment 59390-184-50 3.5 gram 
      
ActivEyes Altachlore Solution 59390-183-13 15 mL 
      
ActivEyes Altalube Ointment 59390-198-50 3.5 gram 
      
Altaire Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%  59390-217-02 2.5 mL 
      
Altaire Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% 59390-217-05 5 mL 
      
Altaire Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Solution 0.3% 59390-217-10 10 mL 
      
Altaire Diclofenac Sodium Solution 1% 59390-149-02  2.5 mL 
      
Altaire Diclofenac Sodium Solution 1% 59390-149-05  5 mL 
      
Altaire Fluorescein Sodium with Proparacaine HCl Ophthalmic Solution 59390-205-05 5 mL 
      
Altaire Eye Wash 59390-175-13 15 mL 
      
Altaire Eye Wash 59390-175-18 1 Fl. Oz. 
      
Altaire Eye Wash 59390-175-35 4 Fl. Oz. 
      
Altaire Goniotaire 59390-182-13 15 mL 
      
Altaire Homatropaire 59390-192-05 5 mL 
      
NanoTears HA PF Multi Dose Lubricant Gel Drops 59390-208-10 10 mL 
      
Nano Tears MO Clear Emollient Mineral Oil Lipids 59390- 145-10 10 mL 
      
Nano Tears MXP Forte Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops 59390-144-10 10 mL 
      
Nano Tears MXP Forte Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops Twin Pack 59390-144-51 2 x 10 mL 
      
Nano Tears TF Clear Emollient Tear Film Replenishment Essential Lipids Preservative Free Multi-Dose 59390-141-52 7.5 mL 
      
Nano Tears MXP Forte Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops Preservative Free 59390-147-56 0.6 mL x 32 ct. 
      
Nano Tears TF Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops Preservative Free 59390-141-56 0.6 mL x 32 ct. 
      
Nano Tears TF Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops Twin Pack  59390-142-49 2 x 15 mL 
      
Nano Tears TF Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops 59390-142-13 15 mL 
      
Nano Tears XP Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops twin pack  59390-143-51  2 x 10 mL 
      
Nano Tears XP Clear Emollient Lubricant Gel Drops 59390-143-10 10 mL 
      
Altaire Ofloxacin 0.3% Ophthalmic Solution 59390-140-05  5 mL 
      
ActivEyes Preservative Free Multi-Dose Lubricant Gel Drops Long Lasting PF 59390-148-52 7.5 mL 
      
ActivEyes Preservative Free Multi-Dose Lubricant Drops Sensitive PF 59390-146-52 7.5 mL 
      
ActivEyes Lubricant Eye Ointment Preservative Free 59390-189-50 3.5 gram 
      

Click here to view a full list of lot numbers and expiration dates for the affected products.

Report Adverse Reactions:

To report adverse actions from using any of these products, complete and submit a report online by clicking here. You can also download a form or call 1-800-332-1088 to make a report, or submit a fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.