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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:
    • 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 estimates a release date in March 2024.


Updated December 6, 2023 by Rachael Freeman, PharmD, BCPS. Created July 26, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2023, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.



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