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Mercury in Drug and Biologic Products

The information in this list is derived from submissions made by manufacturers+ in response to the agency's call-for-data notices of December 14, 1998 (63 FR 68775), April 29, 1999 (64 FR 23083) and February 3, 2003 (68 FR 5299), the agency's Drug Registration and Listing System, and other agency sources. Products submitted in response to any of the call-for-data notices are preceded by an asterisk (*). The mercury ingredients are abbreviated as TM for thimerosal, PMA for phenylmercuric acetate, PMN for phenylmercuric nitrate, MA for mercuric acetate, MN for mercuric nitrate, MB for merbromin, and MOY for mercuric oxide yellow. The list includes nonhomeopathic human and veterinary drug products and human biological products. Homeopathic drug products are not included because of the low amounts of mercury present in the products. The abbreviation NS under the % column means that the information was "not stated" in the agency's Drug Registration and Listing System.

Thimerosal content for biological products can be found at  Thimerosal in Vaccines and  Mercury in Plasma-Derived Products.

+  manufacturers, repackers, relabelers, and distributors

  Manufacturer Name of Product Ingredient %
  Akorn Inc. AK Spore Ophthalmic Solution TM .001
  Akorn Inc. AK Spore HC Ophthalmic Combo Drops TM NS
  Akorn Inc. Fluoracaine Ophthalmic Solution TM NS
  Akorn Inc. AK Spore HC Otic Suspension TM NS
* Alcon Laboratories Profenal 1% Ophthalmic Solution TM .005
* Alcon Laboratories Adsorbonac 2% Ophthalmic Solution TM .004
* Alcon Laboratories Adsorbonac 5% Ophthalmic Solution TM .004
  Allergan America Ocufen Ophthalmic Solution TM .005
  Allergan America Poly Pred Ophthalmic Suspension TM .001
  Allergan Inc. Blephamide SOP Ophthalmic Ointment PMA .0008
  Allergan Inc. Bleph-10 Ophthalmic Ointment 10% PMA .0008
  Allergan Inc. FML SOP Ophthalmic Ointment 0.1% PMA .0008
  Allergan Inc. Poly Pred Ophthalmic Suspension TM .001
  Altaire Pharmaceuticals Nasal Relief 12 Hour Spray PMA NS
  American Assn. Retired Persons Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray PMA .002
  American International Chemical Thimerosal (bulk chemical) TM 100
  American International Chemical Thimerosal (bulk chemical) TM 100
  American International Chemical Thimerosal USP 97% (bulk chemical) TM 97
  American Pharmaceutical 12 Hour Nasal Solution PMA NS
  Appletree Markets Long Lasting Nasal Spray PMA NS
* Bausch & Lomb Flurbiprofen Sodium Ophthalmic Solution TM .005
* Bausch & Lomb Neomycin & Polymyxin B Sulfates & Gramicidin Ophthalmic Solution TM .001
* Bausch & Lomb Neomycin & Polymyxin B Sulfates & Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension TM .01
* Bausch & Lomb Sulfacetamide Sodium & Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate Ophthalmic Solution 10%/.23% TM .01
* Bristol-Myers Squibb Fungizone Lotion TM .01
* Bristol-Myers Squibb Fungizone Cream TM .01
  C.O. Truxton Inc. Bio-Cot Otic Suspension TM .01
  C.O. Truxton Inc. Decongest Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Cheshire Pharmaceutical Otocort Otic Suspension TM .01
  Cheshire Pharmaceutical Ocutricin Ophthalmic Solution TM .01
  Cheshire Pharmaceutical Sulfapred Ophthalmic Solution TM NS
  CVS Nasal Spray Pump PMA NS
  CVS Revco DS Inc. 12 Hour Decongestant Pump Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Dolder Ltd. Thimerosal (bulk chemical) TM 100
  Dorex International Corp. Long Acting Nasal Spray PMA .002
  Drug Guild Distributors Long Acting Nasal Spray Kolex LA PMA .002
  DRX Pharmaceutical Blephamide Ophthalmic Ointment PMA NS
  DRX Pharmaceutical Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension TM .001
  DRX Pharmaceutical Neomycin Polymyxin B Sulfates Hydrocortisone Ophthalmic Suspension TM NS
  DRX Pharmaceutical Neomycin Polymyxin B Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension TM .01
  DRX Pharmaceutical Neomycin Polymyxin B Gramicidin Ophthalmic Solution TM .01
  DRX Pharmaceutical Vasocidin Ophthalmic Solution TM NS
  DRX Pharmaceutical Colymycin S Otic Suspension TM .002
  DRX Pharmaceutical Pediotic Otic Suspension TM NS
  Dysers Sal Thimerosal (bulk chemical) TM NS
  Family Independent Pharmacy 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Spray PMA NS
  Family Independent Pharmacy Long Acting Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Farm Fresh Inc. Hemorrhoid Relief Ointment PMN .01
  Fays Drug Services 12 Hour Nasal Spray Pump PMA NS
  Federated Foods Long Acting Nasal Spray PMA .002
  Fleming Companies 12 Hour Nasal Spray PMA .002
  Foxmeyer Drug Co. Nasal Spray Pump PMA NS
  Global Source Nasin Long Acting Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Harco Drug Mercurochrome Aqueous Solution MB 2
  Harris-Teeter Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray PMA .002
  Hi Tech Pharmacal Co. Long Acting Nasal Spray PMA .002
  Hudson Corp. Nasal Spray Extended Relief PMA NS
  Hurst Pharmaceutical Duomycin-HC Otic Suspension TM .01
  K and B Distributors Mercurochrome Aqueous Solution MB 2
* King Pharmaceuticals Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension TM .001
* King Pharmaceuticals Neosporin Ophthalmic Suspension TM .001
* King Pharmaceuticals Viroptic Ophthalmic Solution TM .001
  King Pharmaceuticals Neomycin Polymyxin B Sulfates Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension TM NS
* King Pharmaceuticals Pediotic Suspension TM .001
* King Pharmaceuticals Cortisporin Otic Suspension TM .01
  Kinray Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray PMA .002
  Laboratori Derivati Adrenal Cortex Injection TM .01
  Leader 12 Hour Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Leader Nasal Pump Spray PMA NS
  LS Raw Materials Ltd. Mercurochrome NF 12 100% (bulk chemical) MB 100
  Major Pharmaceuticals Cortomycin Ophthalmic Suspension TM NS
  Major Pharmaceuticals Sulfacetamide Sodium & Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate Ophthalmic Solution TM .01
  Major Pharmaceuticals Cortomycin Otic Suspension TM .01
  Major Pharmaceuticals Neocidin Ophthalmic Solution TM .01
  Martin Surgical Supply Testosterone Injection Suspension 50 mg TM .008
  Martin Surgical Supply Testosterone Injection Suspension 100 mg TM NS
  Mays Drug Stores Hemorrhoid Relief Ointment PMN .01
  Medalist Laboratories Long Lasting Nasal Spray Pump PMA NS
  Meyers Supply Inc. Long Acting Nasal Spray PMA .002
  Navresso Long Acting Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Omicron Quimica SA Thimerosal USP 97% (bulk chemical) TM 97
  Parade (Grocer's Supply) Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray PMA .002
* Parkedale Pharmaceuticals Coly-Mycin S Otic Suspension TM .002
  Pay N Save Corp. Decongestant Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Pharmedix Bleph 10 Ophthalmic Solution 10% TM .005
  Pharmedix Viroptic Ophthalmic Solution 1% TM .001
  Pharmedix Blephamide Ophthalmic Ointment PMA NS
  Pharmedix Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Solution TM .01
  Pharmedix Colymycin S Otic Solution TM .002
  Pharmedix Neo Poly with HC Otic Suspension TM .01
  Physicians Total Care Inc. Neomycin Polymyxin B Sulfates Hydrocortisone Ophthalmic Suspension TM NS
  Physicians Total Care Inc. Viroptic Ophthalmic Solution TM .001
  Physicians Total Care Inc. Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension TM .001
  Physicians Total Care Inc. Ocufen Ophthalmic Solution TM .0005
  Physicians Total Care Inc. Vasocidin Ophthalmic Solution TM NS
  Ping On Ointment Co. Ltd. Ping On Topical Ointment Mercury NS
  Prime Natural Health 12 Hour Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Primedics Laboratories Testerone Injection Suspension 50 mg TM .008
  Publix Inc. Long Acting Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Publix Supermarkets Long Acting Decongestant Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Nasal Spray Solution PMA NS
  Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Antibiotic HC Otic Suspension TM NS
  RDS Acquisition Corp. 12 Hour Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Republic Drug Co. 12 Hour Nasal Spray PMA .002
* Schering-Plough Animal Health Gentocin Durafilm Ophthalmic Solution (for dogs only) PMN .002
  Scrivner, Inc. Hemorrhoid Relief Ointment PMN .01
  Sight Pharmaceuticals Neomycin Polymyxin B Sulfates Hydrocortisone Otic Suspension TM NS
  Sight Pharmaceuticals Sulfacetamide Sodium & Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate Ophthalmic Solution TM .01
  Spectrum Quality Products Merbromin (bulk chemical) MB 100
  Spectrum Quality Products Mercuric Oxide Yellow (bulk chemical) MOY 100
  Spectrum Quality Products Thimerosal (bulk chemical) TM 100
  Spectrum Quality Products Thimerosal (bulk chemical) TM 100
  Super Laboratories Long Acting Nasal Spray PMA NS
* Taro Pharmaceuticals Taro Nasal Decongestant Spray PMA .002
  Teral Laboratories Oticin HC Otic Suspension TM .01
  Thames Pharmacal Co. 12 Hour Nasal Spray PMA NS
  Thrifty Payless Inc. Nasal Spray Pump Formula PMA NS
  Thrifty Payless Inc. Decongestant Nasal Spray Pump PMA NS
  United Research Labs Antibiotic Ear Suspension TM .01
  United Research Labs Neomycin Polymyxin B Sulfates Gramicidin Ophthalmic Solution TM .01
  US Ophthalmics Fluorescein Sodium Ophthalmic Solution TM NS
  US Ophthalmics Sulf-10 Ophthalmic Solution TM NS
  US Ophthalmics Vasocidin Ophthalmic Solution TM NS
  US Ophthalmics Phenylephrine HC1 Ophthalmic Solution 10% TM NS
  USCO Logistics Procofen Ophthalmic Solution TM .005
  USCO Logistics Profenal Ophthalmic Solution TM .005
  VEDCO Inc. Tribiotic Ophthalmic Solution TM NS
  Waldbaum Inc. Hemorrhoidal Ointment MN NS
  Weeks and Leo Co. Inc. Long Acting Nasal Spray Solution PMA .002
* Whitehall-Robins Dristan 12-Hour Nasal Spray TM .002

 

 

 

Date created: August 5, 2003; updated June 13, 2006.