Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

Although the recalled product is unlikely to cause any health problems, Bausch + Lomb is urging consumers who currently have product matching the affected lots of Murocel Methylcellulose Lubricant Ophthalmic Solution, 1% to return the product to Bausch + Lomb.

If you have this product in your home, you should call Bausch + Lomb customer service center for instructions on returning and reimbursement: 1-800-553-5340. Bausch + Lomb’s customer service line is open to consumers 9am-5pm EST Monday through Friday.

If you use Murocel (methylcellulose) Lubricant Opthalmic Solution (USP, 1%) and have concerns or think you are experiencing side effects, you should speak to your doctor.

Bausch & Lomb, Inc. Recalls Several Lots of Murocel Lubricant Eye Drops

Bausch & Lomb, Inc. is recalling all lots of Murocel (methylcellulose) Lubricant Opthalmic Solution (USP, 1%). The following lot numbers are being recalled because these lots did not meet the manufacturer's quality standards and may not be sterile: Lot Numbers and Expiration Dates: LOT: 467061 EXP: 09-30-2011

LOT: 487551 EXP: 11-30-2011

LOT: 548051 EXP: 05-31-2012

LOT: 132171 EXP: 08-31-2012

LOT: 136571 EXP: 11-30-2012

LOT: 140181 EXP: 01-31-2013

Following this voluntary product recall, Bausch + Lomb will discontinue the Murocel product entirely. Murocel is an over-the-counter ophthalmic solution indicated for the temporary relief of burning and irritation due to dryness of the eye. Bausch + Lomb offers other products that address these eye symptoms.

Murocel contains the active ingredient methylcellulose. Methylcellulose is also sold under other brand names. This recall alert only applies to the select lots of Murocel (methylcellulose) Lubricant Opthalmic Solution (USP, 1%). No other methylcellulose products were involved in this recall.

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

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2012-07-22
Last Updated: 2012-07-22

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