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HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Allergan Australia are conducting a recall of Ircal® Eye Ointment and Refresh Night Time® Eye Ointment.

The affected batches are:

Product

Batch Number

Expiry

Ircal® Ointment 2 x 3.5g 86908 December 2017
Refresh Night® Time Ointment 3.5g 85422 June 2017
Refresh Night® Time Ointment 3.5g 86516 September 2017
Refresh Night® Time Ointment 3.5g 87052 November 2017
Refresh Night® Time Ointment 3.5g 87437 February 2018
Refresh Night® Time Ointment 2 x 3.5g 84683 April 2017
Refresh Night® Time Ointment 2 x 3.5g 85422 June 2017
Refresh Night® Time Ointment 2 x 3.5g 85432 June 2017
Refresh Night® Time Ointment 2 x 3.5g 86514 September 2017
Refresh Night® Time Ointment 2 x 3.5g 86934 December 2017

 

This recall is a precautionary measure in response to concerns regarding small black particles being formed when the plastic cap is unscrewed. If these particles contaminate the ointment, potential side effects may include eye pain, discomfort or corneal abrasions.

Please inspect your stocks and quarantine all products from the batches listed above for return to your supplier for a refund.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units for one month. Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies, or Allergan Australia on 1800 252 224.

Information regarding expected dates for supply may vary subject to delays which are out of our control. HPS Pharmacies does not accept responsibility for such changes but will endeavour to keep our clients updated as information is made available from drug manufacturers or wholesalers.

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