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CVS has recalled some over-the-counter eye drops over concerns of sterility

Posted: 4:05 PM, Jul 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-16 16:17:39-04
CVS has recalled some over-the-counter eye drops over concerns of sterility

A pharmaceutical company has announced a voluntary recall of its over-the-counter eye drops sold at CVS Pharmacies due to concerns with sterility.

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced the recall Wednesday. According to a release, 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.

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

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

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

To report adverse actions from using any of these products, complete and submit a report online 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.

This aritcle was originally published by WXYZ .