Safety Alerts & Recalls

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This recall for Acuvail was issued at a warehouse and pharmacy level only. The FDA and the manufacturer have determined that any recalled product that may have been dispensed to patients does not pose a significant health risk. If you use Acuvail and are concerned or are experiencing side effects, you should speak with your doctor.

Allergan Recalls Acuvail Eye Drops

Allergan Inc. has recalled select lots of Acuvail 0.45% ophthalmic solution in 0.4 mL bottles. The recall was issued because samples from the recalled lots measured outside of the acceptable pH range during routine testing. Eye drops with the wrong pH may cause eye irritation for some people.

The following lot numbers were recalled: 62348, 62377, 62385, 62386, 62391, 62438, 62815, 63191, and 64040.

Acuvail is an eye drop that contains the active ingredient ketorolac. It is used in the eye to treat pain and inflammation following cataract surgery. Ketorolac is also sold under the other brand names and different formulations such as tablets. This recall alert only applies to the select lots of Acuvail. No other ketorolac products were involved in this recall.

To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2010-08-15
Last Updated: 2010-08-15

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