Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

This recall for Quixin (levofloxacin) 0.5%, Sterile Topical Ophthalmic solution, 5 mL was issued at a warehouse and pharmacy level only. The FDA and the manufacturer have determined that any recalled product that may have been dispensed to patients does not pose a significant health risk. If you use Quixin and are concerned, you should consult with your doctor.

Quixin: Recall of Two Lots

Santen Inc. is recalling select lots of the antibiotic eye drop Quixin (levofloxacin) 0.5%, sold in 5 mL bottles. Lot numbers 114163 and 116626 are being recalled because samples from this lot did not pass the manufacturer's routine tests for impurities and by-products from chemical breakdown over time.

This recall alert only applies to the select lots of Quixin (levofloxacin) 0.5%, Sterile Topical Ophthalmic solution, 5 mL. No other levofloxacin products were involved in this recall.

To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2010-07-20
Last Updated: 2010-07-22

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