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5/22/2020

Fluorescein Sodium and Proparacaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution

Products Affected - Description

    • Flucaine ophthalmic solution, OCuSOFT, 0.25%/0.5%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 54799-0507-21 - discontinued
    • Fluorescein sodium/proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, Altaire, 0.25%/0.5%, 5 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 59390-0205-05

Reason for the Shortage

    • Altaire has recalled several medications due concerns over lack of sterility assurance. More information can be found at: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/altaire-pharmaceuticals-inc-issues-voluntary-recall-multiple-ophthalmic-products-sold-ocusoft.
    • OCuSOFT discontinued Flucaine in January 2020.

Available Products

    • There are no presentations available

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Altaire has fluorescein/proparacaine 5 mL bottles on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.

Updated

Updated May 22, 2020 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created July 26, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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