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11/6/2019

Bacitracin Ophthalmic Ointment

Products Affected - Description

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

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

    • There are no presentations available

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Perrigo has bacitracin ophthalmic ointment 3.5 gram tubes on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-December 2019 to early-January 2020.

Updated

Updated November 6, 2019 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created July 26, 2019 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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