Eye drops are a common and essential product for many people dealing with various eye conditions. However, recently, there have been concerns about the safety of certain eye drops, particularly Pharmedica USA LLC: Purely Soothing, 15% MSM Drops. This article will discuss the risks associated with this product, the recall, and the importance of eye drop safety. We will also explore the symptoms of eye infections and provide expert advice on how to protect yourself from potential harm.
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Pharmedica USA LLC: Purely Soothing, 15% MSM Drops Recall
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a voluntary worldwide recall of Pharmedica USA LLC: Purely Soothing, 15% MSM Drops due to potential non-sterility. The product is an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory used to diminish irritation and/or swelling of the eyes. The recall affects two lots of the product. Consumers who have purchased the affected lots are advised to stop using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase.
Although there have not been any reports of illness or infection related to the product, using contaminated eye drops can result in the risk of eye infections that could lead to blindness. It is essential to be aware of this recall and take necessary precautions to ensure your eye health and safety.
Pharmedica USA LLC has taken the necessary steps to address the issue, but consumers should remain vigilant and informed about the potential risks associated with using these eye drops.
Symptoms of Eye Infections
Eye infections can be caused by various factors, including contaminated eye drops. It is crucial to recognize the symptoms of an eye infection to seek medical help promptly. Some common symptoms include:
- Blurry vision
- Discharge from the eye
- Pain or discomfort in the eye
- Redness of the eyelid or eye
- Feeling like there is something in the eye
- Increased sensitivity to light
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is essential to consult an eye care professional as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment can prevent severe complications and help protect your vision.
Expert Advice on Eye Drop Safety
While the recent recall of Pharmedica USA LLC: Purely Soothing, 15% MSM Drops raises concerns, it is essential to remember that most eye drops are safe when used correctly. Following expert advice on eye drop safety can minimize the risk of infection or other complications. Here are some tips:
- Wash your hands before touching your eyes or eye drops.
- Do not use eye-care products beyond their expiration date.
- Use preservative-free drops in disposable single-use vials and discard them after one day.
- Never share eye drops with others, as this can spread infections.
- Store eye drops in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Follow the recommended dosage and instructions provided by the eye care professional or the product label.
By following these guidelines, you can minimize the risk of eye infections and ensure the safety of your eye health.
Other Eye Drop Recalls
Pharmedica USA LLC: Purely Soothing, 15% MSM Drops is not the only eye care product that has been recalled recently. The following products have also been recalled due to potential risks:
- Apotex: Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.15%
- Delsam Pharma: Artificial Eye Ointment
- EzriCare: Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops
These recalls serve as a reminder that it is essential to stay vigilant and informed about the safety and potential risks associated with eye care products. If you have used any of these products and experienced adverse reactions, seek medical advice immediately.
Contact the Lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP to Fight for Your Rights
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or infection due to a contaminated or recalled eye drop product, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the experienced legal team at Alonso Krangle, LLP at (800) 403-6191 for a free consultation. Our attorneys will evaluate your case, help you understand your rights, and guide you through the legal process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Don’t let an eye care product compromise your health and well-being. Reach out to our lawyers today for the support and representation you need in this challenging time Call (800) 403-6191 or complete the form on this page to schedule a free consultation.