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Check your medicine cabinet: Eye drops sold at CVS recalled because they may not be sterile

Eye drops sold at Walgreens, Walmart also recalled
Posted: 6:31 AM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 06:33:57-04
Eye Drops

INDIANAPOLIS — A new recall was issued this week for more eye drops that may not be sterile.

Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. has voluntarily recalled 30 different types of over-the-counter eye drops that were sold at CVS.

The newest recall comes after several other eye drops and ointments by the same company that were recalled from Walgreens and Walmart. The recall included various Equate products, including for allergy relief, solutions, eye drops and gel drops -- all manufactured and labeled for Walmart. The company also recalled several Perrigo prescription ointments listed on the FDA website.

For Walgreens, Altaire recalled several over-the-counter and prescription eye drops and ophthalmic ointments, including moisturizing eye drops, sodium chloride ophthalmic ointment, sodium chloride ophthalmic solution and lubricant eye ointment. The products were under the brand name Walgreens.

The company says all recalls are precautionary and they have not had any illnesses or adverse side effects reported at this time.

The newest recalled eye drops were manufactured and labeled exclusively for CVS. You can find a full list of the affected eye drops here.

  • CVS Health Natural Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free
  • CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops for Mild to Moderate Dry Eye
  • CVS Health Dry Eye Relief Eye Drops
  • CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution
  • CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Gel Drops Dry Eye Relief
  • CVS Health Lubricating Gel Drops for Anytime Use
  • CVS Health Overnight Lubricating Eye Ointment
  • CVS Health Lubricant Eye Ointment
  • CVS Health Extra Strength Lubricant Gel Drops
  • CVS Health Fast Acting Lubricant Eye Drops Dry Eye Therapy
  • CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Sensitive Solution
  • CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Advanced Relief
  • CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Advanced Relief
  • CVS Health Fast Acting Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free
  • CVS Health Preservative Free Lubricant Eye Drops Fast Acting
  • CVS Health Lubricant Gel Drops-Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Relief
  • CVS Health Multi-Action Relief Drops
  • CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Lasting Dry Eye Relief
  • CVS Health Maximum Redness Relief Eye Drops
  • CVS Health Redness Relief
  • CVS Health Lubricant Eye Drops Multi-Symptom Eye Relief
  • CVS Health Lubricant Eye Ointment Sensitive Formula

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178