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Allergan Recalling Contaminated Eye Ointments
We are passing along some news about recalls on eye ointments manufactured from Allergan. If you or anyone you know are using these products, you should stop using them and return them to Allergan.
Allergan is voluntarily recalling certain lots of various eye ointments, because some users reported them to be contaminated, the pharmaceutical company announced.CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION
A small number of customers found a small black particle attached to the product's cap, the company said Monday in a news release posted on the FDA web site. Unscrewing the cap from the aluminum tube can create the particle. Users run the risk of the particle getting into the ointment.
Problems reported by customers include foreign bodies in the eye, superficial eye injury, pain, swelling, and blurred vision.
Two of the recalled ointments, the Refresh products, are sold over the counter. The ointments in question are:
The lots subject to the recall have expiration dates that range from April 2017 to March 2018.
- Refresh Lacri-Lube, 3.5 g and 7 g, for dry eye
- Refresh P.M., 3.5 g, for dry eye;
- FML (fluorometholone ophthalmic ointment) 0.1%, 3.5 g, an anti-inflammatory agent
- Blephamide (sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone acetate ophthalmic ointment) 10%/0.2%, 3.5 g, which combines an antibiotic and a corticosteroid
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Gordy EyeCare team.