Medicines Recall Alert - Carbomer Eye Drops

We have been made aware of a medicines recall concerning some brands of Carbomer eye drops; these can be prescribed or purchased over the counter.  Any individual with Cystic Fibrosis, awaiting a lung transplant or who is severely immunocompromised is advised to STOP using Carbomer eye drops of ANY brand and contact your specialist for advice.

 Other patients who have been issued with AACARB eye gel, PUROPTICS eye gel or AACOMER eye gel should stop using this until they have checked with a community pharmacist if they have one of the affected batches.

 If you have any concerns, please discuss this with a community pharmacist in the first instance.

Published on 28 November 2023