Health Canada recalls eye drops over ingredients not labeled

The Pharmasave Advanced Relief Eye Drops and Compliments Advanced Relief Eye Drops are seen in these handout images. (Photo viaHealth Canada)

Health Canada has recalled one lot each of Pharmasave Advanced Relief Eye Drops and Compliments Advanced Relief Eye Drops because of a packing error.

The health agency says some bottles may contain ingredients not listed on the label.

According to the agency, affected bottles may contain undeclared Naphazoline HCl or glycerine, which can cause an allergic reaction, including a rash and itching or swelling, especially of the face, tongue, and throat.

The recalled bottles may be labelled with either lot number AR21C03 or RL21D01.

The products distributed by Teva Canada Ltd. are commonly used for the temporary relief of eye redness due to minor eye irritation, burning and dryness. They are labelled for use by adults and children six years of age and older.

Health Canada says the product was recalled after a complaint involving the Pharmasave eye drops.