Published On: Tue, Jul 9th, 2019

Eye Drops Sold At Walmart, Walgreens Recalled Because They May Not Be Sterile

Select over-the-counter eye drops and ointments sold at Walgreens and Walmart stores as well as some prescription ointments sold at other retailers have been recalled over concerns the products may not be sterile.

Eye drops

New York-based Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued voluntary recalls for Walgreens and Walmart store brand products and a third recall for Perrigo prescription ointments, according to recall notices posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

According to the recall notices, there are 23 affected products under different product name and brands and 150 affected lots that have the “potential for nonsterility.”

The recalls are being called a “precautionary measure,” and “Altaire has received no reports of adverse events, nor has Altaire obtained any out of specifications results including sterility testing, for the products.”

“Administration of a non-sterile product intended to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life-threatening infections or death,” the recall notices state.

Walgreens recalled products

Altaire has recalled five different products from Walgreens that were produced for the drugstore chain, with six lots affected, according to the recall notice. Here are the products with their National Drug Code (NDC) listed and lot numbers:

If you’ve experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using the products, Altaire recommends contacting your doctor.