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3/24/2020

Mineral Oil and Petrolatum Ophthalmic Ointment

Products Affected - Description

    • Refresh Lacri-Lube, Allergan, 42.5%/56.8%, 3.5 g NDC 00023-0312-04
    • Refresh Lacri-Lube PM, Allergan, 42.5%/56.8%, 7 g NDC 00023-0312-07 - discontinued
    • Refresh PM, Allergan, 42.5%/57.3%, 3.5 g NDC 00023-0240-04

Reason for the Shortage

    • Allergan did not provide a reason for the shortage. The Lacri-Lube SOP 7 gram tubes have been discontinued.
    • Bausch Health has Soothe Night Time ointment available.
    • Major has Lubrifresh PM available.
    • Alcon states the shortage was due to manufacturing issues and increased demand.
    • Perrigo discontinued Puralube ointment products in early-2019.
    • Rugby discontinued Artificial Tears 3.5 gram tubes in January 2019.

Available Products

    • Genteal Tears Severe Nighttime Ointment, Alcon Labs, 3%/94%, 3.5 g Product 00065-0518-01
    • Lubrifresh PM, Major, 15%/83%, 3.5 g NDC 00904-6488-38
    • Soothe Night Time, Bausch Health, 20%/80%, 3.5 g NDC 10119-0223-99
    • Systane Nighttime Ointment, Alcon Labs, 3%/94%, 3.5 g Product 00065-0509-35

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Allergan has Refresh PM and Refresh Lacrilube in 3.5 gram tubes on back order and the company estimates a release date of early-April 2020 for Refresh PM and late-March 2020 for Refresh LacriLube.

Updated

Updated March 24, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created June 6, 2018 by Anthony Trovato, PharmD, BCPS. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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