RECALL ALERT: Six prescription ointments and one OTC ointment from Altaire Pharmaceuticals

Posted by Rebecca Petris on

This is the second in a series of major recall announcements about ophthalmic products from Altaire Pharmaceuticals:

Which products are affected?

7 products (70 lots) manufactured by Altaire Pharmaceuticals and distributed by Perrigo have been recalled. The reason cited for the recall is "potential for nonsterility".

Click here for specific lots affected - to look up your products

 Product Lots & expirations
Neomycin and Polymixin B and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4250-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

SAC (1/2020)

SLK (12/2020)

NEO-POLY DEX (Neomycin and Polymixin B and Dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4160-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

 28 lots expiring between 7/2019 and 3/2021

NEO-POLYCIN HC (Neomycin and Polymixin B and Bacitracin Zinc and Hydrocortisone Acetate) Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4144-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

 4 lots expiring between 5/2020 and 11/2020

POLYCIN (Polymixin B and Bacitracin Zinc) Ophthalmic Ointment  NDC Number: 0574-4021-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

12 lots expiring between 7/2019 and 3/2021

Bacitracin Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 0574-4022-35 Package Size:3.5 gm

 11 lots expiring between 7/2019 and 4/2021

Sulfacetamide Sodium Ophthalmic Ointment  NDC Number: 0574-4190-35 Package Size: 3.5 gm

 2 lots expiring between 10/2019 and 8/2020

Puralube Ophthalmic Ointment NDC 
0574-4025-35 3.5g size

7 lots expiring between 10/2019 and 1/2022 

Puralube Ophthalmic Ointment NDC 
0574-4025-20 1g size

 4 lots expiring between 11/2019 and 11/2020

What should I do?

CHECK your supplies for any matches.

FOLLOW the manufacturer's instructions:

"Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc., by calling 1-800-258-2471, or e-mailing otcdruggist@aol.com Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. Customers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product."

Related recalls

5 Walgreens products, including drops, ointment and sodium chloride ointment and drops
11 Walmart Equate brand over-the-counter ointments and drops


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