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Povidone / Tetrahydrozoline Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 22, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.6%-0.05%; 1%-0.05%

Usual Adult Dose for Eye Dryness/Redness

1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day

Comment: Patients should stop use and contact their healthcare provider if their condition worsens OR the condition lasts longer than 72 hours.

Uses:
-For the relief of redness of the eye due to minor eye irritations
-For use as a protectant against further irritation OR to relieve dryness of the eye

Usual Adult Dose for Eye Redness/Itching

1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day

Comment: Patients should stop use and contact their healthcare provider if their condition worsens OR the condition lasts longer than 72 hours.

Uses:
-For the relief of redness of the eye due to minor eye irritations
-For use as a protectant against further irritation OR to relieve dryness of the eye

Usual Pediatric Dose for Eye Dryness/Redness

6 years and older: 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day

Comment: Patients should stop use and contact their healthcare provider if their condition worsens OR the condition lasts longer than 72 hours.

Uses:
-For the relief of redness of the eye due to minor eye irritations
-For use as a protectant against further irritation OR to relieve dryness of the eye

Usual Pediatric Dose for Eye Redness/Itching

6 years and older: 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day

Comment: Patients should stop use and contact their healthcare provider if their condition worsens OR the condition lasts longer than 72 hours.

Uses:
-For the relief of redness of the eye due to minor eye irritations
-For use as a protectant against further irritation OR to relieve dryness of the eye

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-This drug should be used for external use only.
-The tip of the container should not be allowed to touch any surface during application.
-The cap should be replaced after use.

Storage requirements:
-Store at 15 to 30C
-Some experts recommend discarding any unused drug after 4 weeks.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be instructed to avoid using solutions that have changed color or become cloudy.
-Advise patients to speak to their healthcare provider if they become pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.