Artelac Eye Drops 10ml

Artelac Eye Drops 10ml


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Brand: Artelac
Code: 3327327
Weight: 5g (includes packaging)


Methylhydroxypropylcellulose or Hypromellose is a mixed ether of cellulose which is used as a tear substitute and lubricant when applied to the eye.

Artelac drops are used to treat ”dry eye“, which is a dehydration of the surface of the eye because no natural tears are being produced. If you are not able to close your eyes properly, this can also cause dry eye.

Artelac is a soothing solution which moistens the eye and gives tear-like lubrication to the eyes and eye lids. The Hypromellose in the solution increases the thickness of the solution which has a moisturising effect and assists the solution in remaining in contact with the eye for a longer period of time.


The medicine is to be used only as eye drops.

Unless your doctor has told you differently, the standard dose is that one drop should be instilled into the corner of the eye, nearest the nose, 3 to 5 times each day or as required to provide sufficient lubrication.

As dry eye is a condition which varies from person to person, the drops should be used as often as you think necessary, to relieve your dry eye(s). This may be more often than the standard dose but this should not cause any unwanted effects.

Instructions For Use

– Sit down in front of a mirror so that you can see what you are doing.

– Wipe your eyes to clear any residual wateriness or discharge.

– Unscrew the cap from the bottle, check the dropper is clean.

– Pull your lower eyelid gently down, and then carefully instil one drop inside the lower eyelid, in the corner closest to the nose.

– Release the lower eyelid, and blink a few times to make sure the eye is covered by the liquid.

– Repeat the procedure for your other eye.

– When you have finished, replace the protective cap tightly to prevent spilling or spoilage.



Do not use Artelac Eye Drops if you have been told or know that you have had a reaction to any of its ingredients, check by reading the list of ingredients above.

If you wear soft contact lenses you should remove these before using Artelac drops and wait for at least 15 minutes after using the drops before putting them back into the eye.

All eye drops can cause a short term blurring of vision when first used so you should wait until your eyes are clear before driving or using machines.

Artelac eye drops are sterile until first opened, so it is important to keep the drops as clean as possible during use. Make sure that the dropper tip does not touch any surface including the eye surface.

Artelac can be used in pregnancy and lactation.

Artelac contains cetrimide as a preservative and is therefore suitable for patients who are hypersensitive to benzalkonium chloride.

* Always read the label before using the medicine.

* lf you accidentally use a larger dose than recommended, this may cause some blurring of vision, but this will soon subside.

Make sure that you know how and when to use your medicine. If you are not sure about using Artelac then please talk to your pharmacist.

Usually Artelac does not cause side effects, occasionally some people may experience unwanted effects. If you experience any difficulty stop using Artelac and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Like all eye drops you may briefly have blurred vision or a slight stinging sensation after applying Artelac. There is a slight possibility that irritation and itching of the eye may occur in a very small number of people.

If such irritation is severe or if the drops make your symptoms worse, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not store above 25 °C.

Artelac eye drops are sterile until first opened, it is important to keep the drops as clean as possible during use.

Once opened the drops should not be used for longer than 28 days before being discarded or returned to your pharmacist.

Do not use this medicine after its expiry date.  If the “expiry date”, which is printed on the carton and bottle label has passed, take the medicine back to your pharmacist.

This medicine is for you, you should never give it to anyone eise, even if they appear to have the same symptoms as you.

Always keep your medicine in a safe place out of reach of children.

Return any unused medicine to your pharmacist.



The active ingredient is Hypromellose. Each millilitre of solution contains 3.2 mg hypromellose equivalent to 0.32 % w/v. Artelac also contains Sorbitol E420, Disodium Phosphate Dodecahydrate, Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate Dihydrate, Cetrimide, Disodium Edetate, and Water for Injections in Bulk.  The preservative in your eye drops is Cetrimide

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