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THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

VISCOTEARS® LIQUID GEL
(carbomer 980)
Patient Information Leaflet

4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Viscotears
6. Further information

1. WHAT VISCOTEARS IS AND WHAT IT'S USED FOR
Viscotears contains the active ingredient, carbomer (polyacrylic acid). Viscotears is used to make your eyes
more comfortable when they feel dry. It is one of a group of eye drops called 'artificial tears'.
2. THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU START TO USE VISCOTEARS
DO NOT use Viscotears if:
• you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients. (These are listed at the end of the
leaflet).

WARNING!

You should also ask yourself these questions before starting to use Viscotears:
• Do you wear contact lenses? Take your lenses out before you put the drops in your eyes.
Don't put the lenses back in for at least 30 minutes.
• Do you have problems with your eyes apart from sore or dry eyes? Talk to your doctor before
you start to use Viscotears.
• Are you using any other eye drops? If you need to use more than one kind of eye drops wait
5 minutes between treatments. Viscotears should always be the last of the eye drops used.
• Are you pregnant or breast-feeding? Discuss whether you should use Viscotears with your
doctor.

DATE:

CUSTOMER
APPROVED:

Take special care:
• In children and adolescents aged to 18 years, the safety and efficacy of Viscotears at the
posology recommended in adults has been established by clinical experience, but no clinical
trial data are available.

Will there be any problems with driving or using machinery?
Some people may find that their vision is blurred immediately after using Viscotears. If affected, wait until
your vision clears before you drive or use machinery.

DATE:

Children and adolescents aged to 18 years:
The safety and efficacy of Viscotears in children and adolescents at the posology recommended in adults
has been established by clinical experience, but no clinical trial data are available.

12/08/14

If you are not sure ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How to use your eye drops
1. Wash your hands.
2. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the drops
and do not replace for at least 30 minutes.

TVT CHECKED

DT

The usual dosage is:
Adults (including the elderly): One drop in each affected eye, three or four times a day.

DATE OF PROOF:

ARTWORKER:

PRE-PRESS NO.:

05-0440

Q.A.
APPROVED:

3. HOW TO USE VISCOTEARS
If your doctor has prescribed Viscotears he/she will tell you how and when to use it and the dose will be on
the pharmacist's label.

3. Hold the tube vertically (see figure 1).

UK PIL DATED MARCH 2013
REPORTING OF SIDE EFFECTS

6464/1923 A
CODE:

CUSTOMER: Waymade
PRODUCT: Viscotears liq gel

4. Tilt your head backwards (see figure 2).
5. Rest one hand on your cheek and gently pull down your lower
eye lid.

Figure 1
Figure 2

6. Look upwards.
7. Insert one drop by squeezing the tube gently (see figure 3).
8. Blink a few times to spread the liquid gel evenly over your eye.
9. Wipe away any excess gel from around the eyelids.
10. Repeat for your other eye if required.

Figure 3

NOTE: Do not touch your eye or the surrounding area with the tip of
the dropper as this may cause injury to the eye and contaminate the
gel. Follow the instructions carefully. If there is anything you don't
understand, ask your pharmacist or doctor.
Do not use Viscotears Liquid Gel later than four weeks after first
opening.

Colour
Swatch

Black

WARNING!

In this leaflet:
1. What Viscotears is and what it's used for
2. Things to consider before you start to use Viscotears
3. How Viscotears is used

WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS IN THIS PROOF AFTER APPROVAL. THE ARTWORK RECEIVED HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ADJUSTED, REVISED OR RESET BY US FROM DISK OR HARD COPY. WHILST WE TAKE EXTREME CARE AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU SIGN THIS PROOF YOU ARE SIGNIFYING FULL APPROVAL OF DESIGN AND TEXT.

ARIAL REGULAR FONT SIZE 8
ARIAL REGULAR BOLD FONT SIZE 8
BRIDGED TO
SERETIDE 6464/2342 6464/2343

Notes:

Your medicine is called Viscotears Liquid Gel but will be referred to as Viscotears throughout the remainder
of this leaflet.
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to use Viscotears. It contains important
information.
- Keep the leaflet in a safe place because you may want to read it again.
- Do not share these eye drops with anyone else just in case you have an eye infection which you could
pass on.
- If you have any other questions, or if there is something you don't understand, please ask your
pharmacist.
- 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.

PROOF HISTORY:
v.1 - waymade - 12/08/14

Leaflet Flat Size = 148 x 317
12/12

27mm

THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

ARIAL REGULAR FONT SIZE 8
ARIAL REGULAR BOLD FONT SIZE 8
BRIDGED TO
SERETIDE 6464/2342 6464/2343

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE VISCOTEARS
• Viscotears liquid gel should not be stored above 25°C. Store with the cap tightly closed. The tube
should be discarded one month after opening.
• KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.
• If your doctor tells you to stop using the drops, please take them back to the pharmacist for safe disposal.
• Only keep the medicine if your doctor tells you to.
• If the drops become discoloured or show any other signs of deterioration, you should seek the advice of
your pharmacist who will tell you what to do.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
Your medicine is called Viscotears liquid gel. Each gram of liquid gel contains 2mg of the active
ingredient carbomer 980 in a colourless and translucent gel.

WARNING!

Viscotears liquid gel also contains the following:
cetrimide, sorbitol, sodium hydroxide and purified water.
Viscotears liquid gel are available as tubes of 10g.
PL No: 6464/1923

This product is manufactured by Dr Winzer Pharma GmbH, Berlin, Germany and is procured within the EU
and repackaged by the Product Licence holder:
Waymade plc, Miles Gray Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3FR

DATE:

Leaflet revision and issue date (Ref.) 12.08.2014

DATE:

UK PIL DATED MARCH 2013
REPORTING OF SIDE EFFECTS

DT

12/08/14
TVT CHECKED
6464/1923 A
CODE:

DATE OF PROOF:

ARTWORKER:

CUSTOMER: Waymade
PRODUCT: Viscotears liq gel

PRE-PRESS NO.:

05-0440

Q.A.
APPROVED:

Viscotears is a registered trademark of NOVARTIS AG

Colour
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Black

WARNING!

CUSTOMER
APPROVED:

P

WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS IN THIS PROOF AFTER APPROVAL. THE ARTWORK RECEIVED HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ADJUSTED, REVISED OR RESET BY US FROM DISK OR HARD COPY. WHILST WE TAKE EXTREME CARE AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU SIGN THIS PROOF YOU ARE SIGNIFYING FULL APPROVAL OF DESIGN AND TEXT.

Notes:

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

PROOF HISTORY:
v.1 - waymade - 12/08/14

Leaflet Flat Size = 148 x 317

27mm

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Viscotears is suitable for most people, but, like all medicines, it can sometimes cause side effects.
Sometimes people notice that the drops make their eyes burn or sting slightly. This usually quickly passes.
Viscotears can make your eyelids feel sticky.
Sometimes your vision may be blurred for a short time. This will gradually clear (but do not drive or
operate machinery while affected).
There have been reports of allergic reactions, eyelid swelling, eye redness, swelling, pain and itching
following the use of Viscotears.
These effects are often mild. If they are severe, or if you notice anything else not mentioned here,
please go and see your doctor.

THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

CARBOMER 0.2% w/w LIQUID GEL
(carbomer 980)
Patient Information Leaflet

In this leaflet:
1. What Carbomer is and what it's used for
2. Things to consider before you start to use Carbomer
3. How Carbomer is used

4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Carbomer
6. Further information

1. WHAT CARBOMER IS AND WHAT IT'S USED FOR
Carbomer contains the active ingredient, carbomer (polyacrylic acid). Carbomer is used to make your
eyes more comfortable when they feel dry. It is one of a group of eye drops called 'artificial tears'.
2. THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU START TO USE CARBOMER
DO NOT use Carbomer if:
•you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients. (These are listed at the end of the
leaflet.)

WARNING!

You should also ask yourself these questions before starting to use Carbomer:
• Do you wear contact lenses? Take your lenses out before you put the drops in your eyes.
Don't put the lenses back in for at least 30 minutes.
• Do you have problems with your eyes apart from sore or dry eyes? Talk to your doctor before
you start to use Carbomer.
• Are you using any other eye drops? If you need to use more than one kind of eye drops wait
5 minutes between treatments. Carbomer should always be the last of the eye drops used.
• Are you pregnant or breast-feeding? Discuss whether you should use Carbomer with your
doctor.

DATE:

CUSTOMER
APPROVED:

Take special care:
• In children and adolescents aged to 18 years, the safety and efficacy of Carbomber at the
posology recommended in adults has been established by clinical experience, but no clinical
trial data are available.

Will there be any problems with driving or using machinery?
Some people may find that their vision is blurred immediately after using Carbomer. If affected, wait until
your vision clears before you drive or use machinery.

DATE:

Children and adolescents aged to 18 years:
The safety and efficacy of Carbomer in children and adolescents at the posology recommended in adults
has been established by clinical experience, but no clinical trial data are available.

12/08/14

If you are not sure ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How to use your eye drops
1. Wash your hands.
2. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the drops
and do not replace for at least 30 minutes.

TVT CHECKED

DT

The usual dosage is:
Adults (including the elderly): One drop in each affected eye, three or four times a day.

DATE OF PROOF:

ARTWORKER:

PRE-PRESS NO.:

05-0440

Q.A.
APPROVED:

3. HOW TO USE CARBOMER
If your doctor has prescribed Carbomer he/she will tell you how and when to use it and the dose will be on
the pharmacist's label.

3. Hold the tube vertically (see figure 1).

UK PIL DATED MARCH 2013
REPORTING OF SIDE EFFECTS

6464/1923 A
CODE:

CUSTOMER: Waymade
PRODUCT: Carbomer liq gel

4. Tilt your head backwards (see figure 2).

Figure 1
Figure 2

5. Rest one hand on your cheek and gently pull down your lower
eye lid.
6. Look upwards.
7. Insert one drop by squeezing the tube gently (see figure 3).
8. Blink a few times to spread the liquid gel evenly over your eye.
9. Wipe away any excess gel from around the eyelids.

Figure 3

10. Repeat for your other eye if required.
NOTE: Do not touch your eye or the surrounding area with the tip of
the dropper as this may cause injury to the eye and contaminate the
gel. Follow the instructions carefully. If there is anything you don't
understand, ask your pharmacist or doctor.
Do not use Carbomer Liquid Gel later than four weeks after first opening.

Colour
Swatch

Black

WARNING!

ARIAL REGULAR FONT SIZE 8
ARIAL REGULAR BOLD FONT SIZE 8
BRIDGED TO
SERETIDE 6464/2342 6464/2343

Notes:

Your medicine is called Carbomer 0.2% w/w liquid Gel but will be referred to as Carbomer throughout the
remainder of this leaflet.
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to use Carbomer. It contains important
information.
- Keep the leaflet in a safe place because you may want to read it again.
- Do not share these eye drops with anyone else just in case you have an eye infection which you could
pass on.
- If you have any other questions, or if there is something you don't understand, please ask your
pharmacist.
- 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.

PROOF HISTORY:
v.1 - waymade - 12/08/14

Leaflet Flat Size = 148 x 317

27mm

WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS IN THIS PROOF AFTER APPROVAL. THE ARTWORK RECEIVED HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ADJUSTED, REVISED OR RESET BY US FROM DISK OR HARD COPY. WHILST WE TAKE EXTREME CARE AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU SIGN THIS PROOF YOU ARE SIGNIFYING FULL APPROVAL OF DESIGN AND TEXT.

000-0000A

THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

ARIAL REGULAR FONT SIZE 8
ARIAL REGULAR BOLD FONT SIZE 8
BRIDGED TO
SERETIDE 6464/2342 6464/2343

Leaflet Flat Size = 148 x 317

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE CARBOMER
• Carbomer 0.2% w/w liquid gel should not be stored above 25°C. Store with the cap tightly closed. The
tube should be discarded one month after opening.
• KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.
• If your doctor tells you to stop using the drops, please take them back to the pharmacist for safe disposal.
• Only keep the medicine if your doctor tells you to.
• If the drops become discoloured or show any other signs of deterioration, you should seek the advice of
your pharmacist who will tell you what to do.

PROOF HISTORY:
v.1 - waymade - 12/08/14

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
Your medicine is called Carbomer 0.2% w/w liquid gel. Each gram of liquid gel contains 2mg of the
active ingredient carbomer 980 in a colourless and translucent gel.

WARNING!

Carbomer 0.2% w/w liquid gel also contains the following:
cetrimide, sorbitol, sodium hydroxide and purified water.
Carbomer 0.2% w/w liquid gel are available as tubes of 10g.

This product is manufactured by Dr Winzer Pharma GmbH, Berlin, Germany and procured within the EU
and repackaged by the Product Licence holder:
Waymade plc, Miles Gray Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3FR
Leaflet revision and issue date (Ref.) 12.08.2014

UK PIL DATED MARCH 2013
REPORTING OF SIDE EFFECTS

CODE:

6464/1923 A

TVT CHECKED

Colour
Swatch

Black

WARNING!

DATE:
DATE:

PL No: 6464/1923

12/08/14
DATE OF PROOF:

ARTWORKER:

DT

CUSTOMER
APPROVED:
CUSTOMER: Waymade
PRODUCT: Carbomer liq gel

PRE-PRESS NO.:

05-0440

Q.A.
APPROVED:

P

WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS IN THIS PROOF AFTER APPROVAL. THE ARTWORK RECEIVED HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ADJUSTED, REVISED OR RESET BY US FROM DISK OR HARD COPY. WHILST WE TAKE EXTREME CARE AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU SIGN THIS PROOF YOU ARE SIGNIFYING FULL APPROVAL OF DESIGN AND TEXT.

Notes:

27mm

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Carbomer is suitable for most people, but, like all medicines, it can sometimes cause side effects.
Sometimes people notice that the drops make their eyes burn or sting slightly. This usually quickly passes.
Carbomer can make your eyelids feel sticky.
Sometimes your vision may be blurred for a short time. This will gradually clear (but do not drive or
operate machinery while affected).
There have been reports of allergic reactions, eyelid swelling, eye redness, swelling, pain and itching
following the use of Carbomer.
These effects are often mild. If they are severe, or if you notice anything else not mentioned here,
please go and see your doctor.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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