Celluvisc Dry Eye Preparation 1% (0.4ml) Pack of 30
CELLUVISC is a substitute for tears, and contains the lubricant called carmellose sodium. It is used for the treatment of the symptoms of dry eye (such as soreness, burning, irritation or dryness) caused by your not producing enough tears to keep the eye wet.
Follow these instructions unless the pharmacist or your doctor gave you different advice.
The usual dose is 1-2 drops of CELLUVISC in the affected eye/each affected eye, 4 times a day or as often as needed.
You do not need to remove contact lenses before using CELLUVISC.
Make sure that the single-dose container is intact before use. The solution should be used immediately after opening. To avoid contamination, do not let the open-end of the single-dose container touch your eye or anything else. Wash your hands before
1. Tear one single-dose container from the strip.
2. Hold the single-dose container upright (with the top uppermost) and twist off the top.
3. Gently pull down the lower eyelid to form a pocket. Turn the single-dose container upside down and squeeze it to release one drop into each eye. Blink your eyes a few times.
Do not re-use the single-dose container even if there is some solution left. It is most important that you throw it away and do not keep it.
Do not use CELLUVISC if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to carmellose sodium or any of the other ingredients of CELLUVISC.
If irritation, pain, redness or changes in vision occur or if you feel your condition is getting worse, stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
If you are using other eye drops, leave at least 15 minutes between putting in the other drops and CELLUVISC.
You can use CELLUVISC if you are pregnant and when you are breast-feeding.
CELLUVISC does not usually cause blurred (unclear) vision. If you do experience temporary blurring, do not drive or use machines until your sight is clear.
If you are unsure about anything, discuss it with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
If you use more CELLUVISC than you should, it will not cause you any harm. If you are worried, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use CELLUVISC, use a single drop in each eye that needs treatment as soon as you remember, and then go back to your regular routine. Do not use a large number of drops to make up for forgetting to put drops in your eye or eyes
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, CELLUVISC can cause side (unwanted) effects, although not everybody gets them.
You may have a feeling of burning, for a short time.
If this side effect goes on for some time or worries you, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use CELLUVISC after the expiry date (use by date) which is stated on the single-dose container tab and the carton after EXP:. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Used CELLUVISC eye drop containers can be disposed of as household waste. Any unused containers can be returned to the pharmacist or he can tell you how to dispose of them safely (in order to protect the environment).
1 ml contains 10 mg carmellose sodium.
One drop (≈ 0.05 ml) contains 0.5 mg of carmellose sodium.
List of excipients