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Allergan Refresh Tears Lubricating Eye Drops 15ml is specially formulated to be similar to normal tears and helps to store and protect your soft and hard contact lenses. Also helps to relieve irritation and discomfort.
Refresh Tears Lubricating Eye Drops 15 ml
Refresh Tears® (carboxymethylcellulose). Scheduling status: Schedule 0. Proprietary name (and dosage form): Refresh Tears lubricating eye drops. Composition: Refresh Tears lubricating eye drops contain: carboxymethylcellulose sodium 5 mg/ml. Stabilised oxychloro complex (Purite™) equivalent to 0.005% m/v stabilised chlorine dioxide a, mild, non-sensitising preservative that, when used, ultimately changes into components of natural tears. Pharmacological classification: Conventional medicine: A 32.5 artificial tear and contact lens solutions. Pharmacological action: Refresh Tears is a lubricating formulation similar to normal tears, containing a, mild non-sensitising preservative that, when used, ultimately changes into components of natural tears. Pharmacodynamic properties: The pharmacological effect of the active substance, carboxymethylcellulose sodium is not receptor-mediated, but is due to its property as viscosity enhancer resulting in increasing the retention time of Refresh Tears. Pharmacokinetic properties: Due to its high molecular weight carboxymethylcellulose sodium is unlikely to penetrate the cornea. Indications: Refresh Tears is used as a lubricant to relieve irritation and discomfort due to dryness of the eye or due to exposure to wind or sun. Identification: A clear, colourless to slightly straw-coloured solution, practically free from particulate matter. Presentation: Refresh Tears is a sterile solution supplied in teal green opaque plastic dropper bottles with a cap, containing 15 ml of solution. Allergan®. Allergan Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd Johannesburg, South Africa. Patient information leaflet: Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you. This medicine is available without a doctor's prescription, for you to treat a mild illness. Nevertheless you still need to use Refresh Tears carefully to get the best results from it. Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice. You must see a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve. Scheduling status: Schedule 0. Classification: Conventional medicine - A 32.5 Artificial tear and contact lens solutions (MCC) S01XA20 artificial tears and other indifferent preparations (ATC). Refresh Tears lubricating eye drops; carboxymethylcellulose sodium. 2. What Refresh Tears is used for: Refresh Tears is a tear substitute and contains a lubricant called carboxymethylcellulose sodium. It is used for the treatment of the symptoms of dry eye (such as burning, irritation, dryness or eye pain). 7. Presentation of Refresh Tears: Refresh tears is available in teal green opaque plastic dropper bottles with a screw cap, containing 15 ml of solution. 8. Identification of Refresh Tears: Refresh tears is a clear, colourless to slightly straw-coloured solution, practically free from particulate matter.
Quantity in pack:
Mild to moderate dry eye. Refresh Tears®. Lubricating eye drops. For use with all contact lenses (soft and hard). Sterile. 15 ml.
Dosage and directions for use: Unless otherwise prescribed, instil 1 drop in the affected eye/s 4 times a day or as needed. 4. How to use Refresh Tears: Follow these instructions unless your pharmacist or doctor gave you different advice. The usual dose is 1 drop of Refresh Tears in each affected eye, 4 times a day or as needed. You do not need to remove contact lenses before using Refresh Tears. To avoid contamination, do not let the bottle tip touch your eye or anything else. Always wash your hands before applying eye drops. Apply your eye drops in the following way: 1. Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling. Hold the bottle, tip lowermost, over your eye. 2. Gently pull the lower eyelid down until there is a small pocket between the inside of the lower eyelid and the eyeball. 3. Squeeze the upturned dropper bottle to release a drop into your eye. Replace and tighten the cap immediately after use. If you use more Refresh Tears than you should: It will not cause you any harm. If you are however worried, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Always use Refresh Tears exactly as your doctor has instructed you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.