CELLUVISC 0.5% W/V EYE DROPS SOLUTION
CELLUVISC® 0.5% w/v, eye drops, solution, unit dose
Your medicine is available as the above name but will be
referred to as CELLUVISC throughout this leaflet.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this
medicine because it contains important information for
This medicine is available without prescription from pharmacies.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or
as your pharmacist or nurse has told you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in
this leaflet. See section 4.
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you
How to use CELLUVISC
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or
as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. Check with
your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.
Eye irritation (including burning and
discomfort), eye pain, itchy eyes, visual
The recommended dose is 1-2 drops of CELLUVISC in the
affected eye/each affected eye, 4 times a day or as often as
Allergic reactions (including eye allergy),
blurred vision, sticky eye, watery eye, redness
of the eye, eye injury to the surface of the eye
due to the tip of the vial touching the eye during use.
You do not need to remove contact lenses before using
Make sure that the single-dose container is intact before use.
The solution should be used immediately after opening. To
avoid contamination or possible eye injury, do not let the
open-end of the single-dose container touch your eye or
Wash your hands before use.
What is in this leaflet
1. What CELLUVISC is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use CELLUVISC
3. How to use CELLUVISC
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store CELLUVISC
6. Contents of the pack and other information
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
What CELLUVISC is and what it is used for
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 you not producing enough tears to keep the
What you need to know before you use CELLUVISC
Do not use CELLUVISC
If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to carmellose sodium or
any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
Warnings and precautions
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.
Other medicines and CELLUVISC
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have
recently used or might use 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.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You can use CELLUVISC if you are pregnant and when you are
Driving and using machines
CELLUVISC may cause temporary blurring of vision. If you do
experience temporary blurring, do not drive or use machines
until your sight is clear.
Read all the information in this leaflet before using CELLUVISC.
If you are unsure about anything, discuss it with your doctor,
nurse or pharmacist.
The following side effects may be seen with CELLUVISC :
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.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via: UK Yellow
Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
How to store CELLUVISC
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use CELLUVISC after the expiry date which is stated on
the carton and the container label. This expiry date (EXP)
refers to the last day of that month.
If the eye drops become discoloured or shows any signs of
deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist
who will tell you what to do.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
Contents of the pack and other information
What CELLUVISC contains
The active substance is carmellose sodium. Each 1ml
contains 5mg carmellose sodium.
The other ingredients are sodium chloride, sodium lactate,
potassium chloride, calcium chloride dihydrate, magnesium
chloride hexahydrate and purified water.
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.
The ingredients in CELLUVISC were designed to match your
natural tear composition.
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 earlier.
What CELLUVISC looks like and contents of the pack
CELLUVISC is a clear, colourless solution in a small
see-through (bubble-like) casing (known as a 'single-dose
The single-dose container has a twist-off top. Each single-dose
container contains 0.4 ml of solution.
Each pack contains 10 or 30 single-dose containers.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine,
ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
CELLUVISC is manufactured by: Allergan Pharmaceuticals
Ireland, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland. Procured from within
the EU and repackaged by the Parallel Import Product Licence
holder: G-Pharma Ltd., Dakota Avenue, Salford M50 2PU.
The side effects are classified into the following categories,
depending on how often they occur:
may affect more than 1 in 10 people
may affect up to 1 in 10 people
may affect up to 1 in 100 people
may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people
frequency cannot be estimated from the
Date of revision of this leaflet: 4th March 2015
CELLUVISC is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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