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Polyvinyl Alcohol (Artificial Tears) Ophthalmic Solution

Last Updated: December 1, 2021
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Artificial Tears ophthalmic solution, Rugby Laboratories, 1.4%, 15 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 00536-1084-94
    • Liquitears ophthalmic solution, Major, 1.4%, 15 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 00904-6492-35
    • Tears Again ophthalmic solution, OCuSOFT, 1.4%, 15 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 54799-0904-15 - discontinued
    • Tears Again ophthalmic solution, OCuSOFT, 1.4%, 30 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 54799-0904-30 - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
    • Akorn has Artificial Tears solution available.
    • Altaire is not currently marketing polyvinyl alcohol 1.4% ophthalmic solution.
    • Major has Liquitears on shortage because they are looking for another API source. Major is not currently marketing Liquitears ophthalmic drops.
    • Ocusoft has discontinued Tears Again.
    • Rugby has Artificial Tears solution on shortage because they are looking for another API source. Rugby is not currently marketing Artificial Tears solution.
Available Products
    • Artificial Tears Solution ophthalmic solution, Akorn, 1.4%, 15 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 17478-0060-12

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • All marketed presentations are available.

Updated

Updated December 1, 2021 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created August 9, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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