LIPOSIC EYE GEL 2MG/G EYE GEL

Active substance: CARBOMER

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
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Liposic Eye Gel, 0.2% w/w, Eye Gel
Carbomer
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for
you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Liposic
Eye Gel 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 contact an ophtalmologist if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
- If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Liposic Eye Gel is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Liposic Eye Gel
3. How to use Liposic Eye Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Liposic Eye Gel
6. Further information
1. What Liposic Eye Gel is and what is it used for?
Liposic Eye Gel is a whitish highly viscous gel which contains a lubricant that is used
as a substitute for natural tears. Your eyes will normally produce just enough natural
tears to allow them to move easily and comfortably. If your eyes do not produce
enough tears they can become dry, red and painful. Liposic will help keep your eyes
comfortable.
Liposic is a highly viscous gel that forms a protective layer over the eye, which keeps
the surface of the eye moist.
It is easy and comfortable to use, and is particularly suitable for the symptomatic
treatment of severe dry eye symptoms.
2. Before you use Liposic Eye Gel
Do not use Liposic Eye Gel if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Carbomer or any of
the other ingredients of Liposic Eye Gel. These are listed in the section ‘What Liposic
Eye Gel contains?’
Using other medicines
If Liposic Eye Gel is used at the same time with other eye drops/eye ointments,
there should be an application time interval of approximately 15 minutes between use
of such other medications and Liposic Eye Gel should always be the last medication
to be applied.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any
other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding,
Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine.>. It is possible that you will
still receive it, but it is also possible that an alternative may be used.
Contact lenses
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In order to avoid streaks or clumps of gel collecting on the contact lenses, lenses
should be taken out before application of Liposic Eye Gel. They can be replaced after
30 minutes.
Driving and using machines
As with all eye preparations, you may have blurred vision for a little while after putting
the gel in. Wait until your vision is clear before driving or using machines.
3. How to use Liposic Eye Gel
Always use Liposic eye Gel exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check
with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual dose is to place one
drop of gel in the corner of the eye, nearest the nose, 3 to 5 times each day and
approximately 30 minutes before going to bed.
Follow these instructions carefully.
1. Wash hands thoroughly.
2. Twist off the cap.
3. Look upwards and gently pull down the lower eyelid.
4. Hold the Liposic Eye Gel tube just above your eye and gently squeeze until some
gel
falls into the gap between your eyeball and lower eyelid.
5. Release the lower eyelid, and move your eye while open to ensure the gel
covers the eye completely.
6. Repeat the process in the other eye if necessary.

Use in children
No data available. There is no relevant use of Liposic Eye Gel in children aged
10-18 in the indication dry eye.
If you use more Liposic eye Gel than you should,
If you have instilled too much of Liposic Eye gel the gel will rinse off your eyes.
If you forget to use Liposic Eye gel
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop using Liposic Eye Gel
Dry eye conditions may worse if they are treated incorrectly or inadequately.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Liposic Eye gel can cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them. Your eyes may sting a little when the gel is put in and your vision may
become blurred. These effects will wear off within a few minutes. A few reports of
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allergy (hypersensitivity) have been received following use of Liposic eye gel. This is
due to one of the ingredients in the formulation. Other side effects that have been
reported rarely include sticky eyelids, conjunctivitis (red eyes), speckling (or dots) on
the cornea (the surface of the eye), swollen eyes, burning, itching, and irritation of
the eye.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Liposic eye gel
• Do not use the eye gel after the expiry date. This is marked on the tube and the
carton after the letters “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Store Liposic eye gel below 25º C (normal room temperature).
• Liposic is sterile until first opened. It is important to keep the tube as clean as
possible during use.
• The tube has a flat cap, which allows it to stand in an upright position.
• Dispose of any remaining contents 28 days after first opening the tube. It may
be helpful to make a written record on the tube of the date on which you
opened it.
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• Remember this medicine is for you. Do not give it to someone else.
6. Further information
What Liposic eye gel contains
The active ingredient is carbomer. Each tube contains 2.0 mg of carbomer in each 1
g of gel. The other ingredients are cetrimide, sorbitol, medium-chain triglycerides,
sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment) and purified water.
Liposic Eye gel is preserved with Cetrimide.
What Liposic looks like and contents of the pack
Each tube contains 10 g of eye gel.
Liposic Eye Gel is a whitish highly viscous gel.
Package size:
Tubes of 5 g gel.Packs with one or three tubes of 5 g eye gel.
Tubes of 10 g gel.Packs with one or three tubes of 10 g eye gel.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Dr. Gerhard Mann
Chem.-pharm. Fabrik GmbH
Brunsbuetteler Damm 165-173
13581 Berlin
Germany
Tel:
+49 – 30 – 33093-170
Fax:
+49 – 30 – 33093-473
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under
the following names:>
RMS:
UK

Liposic Eye Gel
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CMS:
Belgium
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Spain

Liposic

Lipovisc
Lipolac

This leaflet was last approved in 07/2010
A copy of this Patient Information Leaflet is available in large print and audio format
at www.xpil.medicines.org.uk
For detailed information about this medicine, please contact the local representative
of the Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Chauvin Pharmaceuticals Ltd
106 London Road, Kingston-upon-Thames
Surrey, KT2 6TN
England
United Kingdom
Tel:
(01748) 828864
E-mail:
bl@professionalinformation.co.uk
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Additional INFORMATION
Liposic eye gel is used for the symptomatic treatment of ‘dry eye’, which is a
dehydration of the surface of the eye resulting from disturbances in tear secretion or
tear quality. The dry eye condition can also be caused when it is not possible to close
your eyelids either partly or completely.
This condition is so common that one in five patients who go to see an
ophthalmologist suffers from a dry eye condition. There are many causes, such as
reduced tear production in old age, air-conditioned rooms, computer work, hormonal
changes during menopause, etc. Environmental and climatic effects can also play a
role in the development of dry eye conditions.
What do we understand by the term ‘dry eye’?
During the course of the day we blink 14,000 times on an average. With each blinking
motion of the eye, a very thin tear film is distributed over the surface of the eyeball,
which keeps it smooth, clean and moist, and protects the eye from pollutants. When
the volume or the composition of the tear film is disturbed, desiccation phenomena
(drying out) of the cornea and conjunctiva occur and the patient experiences
symptoms such as burning, dry eye sensation, gritty feeling, feeling of pressure, and
sensitivity to light.
Liposic eye gel is a soothing gel which moistens the eye and provides tear-like
lubrication to the eyes and eyelids. The carbomer in Liposic eye gel increases the
thickness of the gel, which assists the gel in remaining in contact with the eye for a
longer period of time.

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Your ophthalmologist prescribed a tear substitute for the alleviation of your eye
complaints. In addition to using the preparation consistently as directed, you should
follow the recommendations below:
• Let fresh air into your apartment or house several times a day
• Take care that you drink sufficiently
• Go out into the fresh air frequently
• Do not direct air vents towards your eyes
• Take breaks when working in front of a computer screen.
It is, however, also important that you consult your ophthalmologist regularly for
follow-up examinations, because dry eye conditions may lead to a serious disease if
they are treated incorrectly or inadequately.

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