• Eyedrops sold at Walmart, Walgreens recalled over possible contamination concerns

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    Certain eyedrops manufactured exclusively for sale at Walgreens are being recalled over concerns about possible contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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    Company officials for Altaire, which makes the products for Walgreens and Walmart, had concerns about sterility at the manufacturing facility and decided to pull specific lots shipped to stores from May 8 to May 24. 

    The items under the Walgreens recall include: 

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    19095 04/21  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    19095 04/21  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    TCI 03/21  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    19105 04/22  
    19050 02/22  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    TDB 04/22  

     

    The company also supplied eyedrops for Walmart under the Equate brand.

    The items under the Walmart recall include:

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    17196 07/19  
    17292 09/19  
    17355 11/19  
    19040 02/21  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    19128 05/21  
    19009 01/21  
    19003 01/21  
    19034 01/21  
    19060 02/21  
    19061 02/21  
    18252 10/20  
    18058 03/20  
    18224 09/20  
    18185 07/20  
    18152 06/20  
    18159 06/20  
    18091 04/20  
    18090 04/20  
    18069 03/20  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    SAJ 01/21  
    SFE 06/21  
    SIA 09/21  
    RIE 09/20  
    REH 05/20  
    RAD 01/20  
    TAH 01/22  
    TDD 04/22  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    17384 12/19  
    17259 08/19  
    19002 01/21  
    19041 02/21  
    18222 09/20  
    18084 04/20  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date
    SKG 08/21
    SHK 08/21
    SHJ 08/21
    SEC 05/21
    SCB 03/21
    SBC 02/21
    RLB 12/20
    RBB 02/20
    RHR 08/20
    RFK 06/20
    RAB 01/20
    TAD 01/22
    TAQ 01/22
    TBI 02/22
    TDB 04/22
    QHE 08/19
    QJD 10/19
    SGE 07/21

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    KT19146 02/21  
    KT18133 04/20  
    KT18194 07/20  
    KT18129 02/20  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    19137 05/22  
    19022 01/22  

     

    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).

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    RKP 11/19  
    RIN 09/19  
    SLC 12/20  
    RIF 09/19  
    TBE 02/21  
    TBI 02/21  
    SHB 08/20  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    19015 01/21  
    19117 04/21  
    18080 07/20  
    18111 05/20  

     

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

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    19011 01/21  
    18052 02/20  
    18266 10/20  
    18178 07/20  
    17385 12/19  

     

    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.).

    Lot Number Expiration Date  
    17290 09/19  

     

    There have not been any reports of adverse effects from using the affected eyedrops. Customers are asked to return the recalled products.

    If you have any questions about the recall, you can contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-800-258-2471 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

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