Altaire Pharmaceuticals Recalls Veterinary Ophthalmic Products

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announces today that it is voluntarily recalling veterinary ophthalmic drug products and lots, within expiry, identified below. This recall is only for the specific lots listed. No other lots are being recalled.

Altaire is initiating the recall due to concerns regarding some QA controls in the manufacturing facility. The recalled products will be evaluated as part of Altaire’s review. As of this date, Altaire is pleased to state that they have not received any reports of adverse events from the use of the recalled products and lot #’s.

Product Description: Vetropolycin Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 17033-028-38  Package Size: 3.5 gm 

Lot #:/ Exp. Date: 17245/RHG (08/19), 17246/RHH (08/19), 17265/RHQ  (09/19), 17305/RJE (10/19), 17329/RKD (11/19), 17330/RKE (11/19), 17331/RKF (11/19), 17245/RHG (08/19), 17246/RHH (08/19), 17265/RHQ  (09/19), 17305/RJE (10/19), 17329/RKD (11/19), 17330/RKE (11/19), 17331/RKF (11/19), 17382/RLJ (12/19), 17383/RLK (12/19), 18010/SAF (01/20), 18011/SAG (01/20), 18233/SIG (09/20), 18234/SIH (09/20), 18270/SKA (11/20), 18271/SKB (11/20), 18312/SLH (12/20), 18313/SLI (12/20), 19019/TAI (01/21), 19020/TAJ  (01/2), 19024/TAL (01/21), 19067/TCE (03/21), 19097/TDA (04/21).

Product Description: Vetropolycin HC Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number: 17033-030-88 Package Size: 3.5 gm

Lot #:/ Exp. Date: 17243/RHF (08/19), 17324/RJQ (10/19), 17326/RKA (11/19), 17327/RKB (11/19), 17328/RKC (11/19), 17389/RLN (12/19), 18013/SAH (01/20), 18028/SAQ (01/20), 18039/SBD (02/20), 19118/TDK (04/21).

Product Description: Puralube Vet Ophthalmic Ointment NDC Number:  17033-211-38  Package Size: 3.5 gm

Lot #:/ Exp. Date: 17246/RHH (08/19), 17265/RHQ (09/19), 17305/RJE (10/19), 17329/RKD (11/19), 17330/RKE (11/19), 17331/RKF (11/19), 17382/RLJ (12/19), 17383/RLK (12/19), 18010/SAF (01/20), 18011/SAG (018/20), 18233/SIG (09/20), 18234/SIH (09/20), 18270/SKA (11/20), 18271/SKB (11/20), 18312/SLH (12/20), 18313/SLI (12/20), 19019/TAI (01/21), 19020/TAJ (01/21), 19024/TAL (01/21), 19067/TCE (03/21), 19097/TDA (04/21)

The products are manufactured and labeled exclusively for Dechra Veterinary Products. Altaire ships the products only to Dechra Veterinary Products. The products are distributed by Dechra Veterinary Products.

Altaire has notified Dechra by e-mail on August 22, 2019 announcing the recalls of the products/lots identified herein, with specific directions to recall all units of the impacted lots. Altaire has also asked  Dechra to notify their downstream supply chain partners of the recall, and perform a sub-recall to the retail level. 

Dechra customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Dechra directly by calling (866) 933-2472 or e-mailing support@dechra.com. Pet owners should contact their veterinary care provider if they have any questions.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) program by using FORM FDA 1932a "Veterinary Adverse Experience, Lack of Effectiveness or Product Defect Report" as follows:

  • Complete and submit the report online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call (800) 332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to (800) FDA-0178.

Updated: 2019-08-23 07:00:00

Source: FDA