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2/20/2020

Bacitracin Ophthalmic Ointment

Reason for the Shortage

    • In early-July 2019, Altaire recalled several lots of certain ophthalmic ointments, including bacitracin ophthalmic ointment. The products were recalled due to a potential for nonsterility. Additional information, including the specific lots affected, is available at https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/altaire-pharmaceuticals-inc-issues-voluntary-recall-multiple-ophthalmic-products.
    • Altaire manufactures bactracin ophthalmic ointment and Perrigo distributes the product.

Available Products

    • Bacitracin ophthalmic ointment, Perrigo, 500 unit/gram, 3.5 gram tube, NDC 00574-4022-35

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Perrigo has bacitracin ophthalmic ointment in 3.5 gram tubes available.

Updated

Updated February 20, 2020 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created July 26, 2019 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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