Tears Guard

Drugs , Eye, Nose and Ear / September 25, 2016

Class: Eye, Nose and Ear
Dosage Form: Eye Drops
Description: Artificial tears and lubricant eye drops
Stock: Withdrawn
Manufacturer: Orchidia Pharma

Composition:

Active Ingredient
Methylhydroxypropyl Cellulose………..3 mg
Excipients
Sodium chloride, Boric acid, Potassium chloride, Sodium perborate

Properties:

Tears Guard is preserved with sodium peroborate. When in the dropper bottle, this generates a very low level hydrogen peroxide concentration of approximately 60 parts per million (ppm) or 0.006% this amount is imperceptible to the patient and is quickly converted into water and oxygen. Within 1 minute of instillation, the hydrogen peroxide is completely broken down into simple water and oxygen by the eye’s naturally occurring enzymes including catalase, superoxidase dismutase and glutathione peroxidase.
The remaining oxygen and water are absorbed into the tear film leaving only the soothing relief of the lubricant HPMC.
No trace of preservative and no harmful chemicals remain.

Indications:

Tears Guard offers tears-like lubrication for the relief of dry eye and eye irritation associated with deficient tears production, contact lenses and exposure to wind, sun or other irritants. Also used as ocular lubricant for artificial eyes.

Contraindicatons:

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

Side Effects:

Tears Guard is very well tolerated by the user but there have been some reports of burning or stinging, allergic reactions and red eyes after instillation.
If you notice any of these, discontinue use and consult your eye care professional.

Dosage and Administration:

Instill 1 or 2 drops into the eye(s) 3 or 4 times daily, as needed.

Warnings:

Once bottle is opened, discard any remaining solution after 1 month.
Do not use after expiry date.
Consult your eye care professional before changing solutions and before using any eye medication with contact lenses.
Never touch the dropper tip of the bottle to any surface including the eye, since this may contaminate the solution.
If you experience eye pain, change in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye, or if the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours, discontinue and consult your doctor.

Notes:

Clinical studies with patients wearing hydrogel contact lenses soaked in hydrogen peroxide at 50 ppm concentration, show that all traces of hydrogen peroxide where removed from the lenses within 60 seconds.

Packaging:

10 ml dropper bottle.

Storage:

Store at room temperature, below 25°C.

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