B + L recalls dry eye drop

July 13, 2011

Bausch + Lomb (B+L) has voluntarily recalled one lot of a 1% methylcellulose lubricant ophthalmic solution (Murocel) after routine stability testing showed that its preservative was ?out of specification? for efficacy.

Madison, NJ-Bausch + Lomb (B + L) has voluntarily recalled one lot of a 1% methylcellulose lubricant ophthalmic solution (Murocel) after routine stability testing showed that its preservative was “out of specification” for efficacy.

No adverse events attributed to the issue have been reported, the company said, adding that potential adverse events could include eye pain, change in vision, redness or irritation of the eye, or ocular infection.

The over-the-counter eye drop has been available for more than a decade for the temporary relief of burning and irritation due to dry eye. It is sold only in the United States.

B + L has informed eye-care professionals of the recall and has told U.S. retailers how they can return the product. Consumers who have purchased the recalled eye drop should return it to B + L; they may call 800/553-5340 for instructions on how to do so and obtain reimbursement. The customer service line is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Details about the recalled solution:

Lot number: 507521
Expiration date: Jan. 31, 2012
UPC code: 3 24208 28015 7
Case code: (01)50324208280154(30)00144

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