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CELLUVISC 1% EYE DROPS SOLUTION

Active substance(s): CARMELLOSE SODIUM

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
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Celluvisc 1% w/v eye drops, solution
(carmellose sodium)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this
medicine because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. 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 feel
worse.
The name of your medicine is Celluvisc 1% w/v eye drops, solution,
but will be referred to as Celluvisc throughout this leaflet.
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. What Celluvisc is and what it is used for

3. How to use Celluvisc

Celluvisc is a tear substitute 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).
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel
worse.

Celluvisc is for ocular use (applied on the eye).
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.

2. What you need to know before you use Celluvisc
Do not use Celluvisc
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to carmellose sodium or any of
the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
If you wear contact lenses, these should be removed before using
Celluvisc. The lenses can be put back again 15 minutes after
you have applied your drops.
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 before
putting in Celluvisc.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Celluvisc can be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Celluvisc may cause short-lasting blurring of vision typically lasting
1-15 minutes. If you do experience temporary blurring, do not drive
or use machines until your sight is clear.

The recommended dose is 1-2 drops of Celluvisc in the affected
eyes as needed.
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 anything else. Wash your
hands before use.

1. Tear one single-dose container from the strip.
2. Hold the single-dose container upright (with the cap uppermost)
and twist off the cap.
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 times.

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.

Post-Marketing Data
The following adverse reactions or medically relevant adverse
events have been reported since the drug has been marketed:

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.

Uncommon side effects (occurring in between 1 and 10 patients
in every 1000) are:
Allergic reactions (including eye or eyelid swelling), blurring of
vision, increase in tear production (also known as tearing), sticky
eye, crusting of the eyelid and/or drug residue, a feeling that
something is in your eye, redness of the eye/eyelid, eyesight
worsening, eye injury to the surface of the eye due to the tip of the
vial touching the eye during use.

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.
If you forget to use Celluvisc
Apply your next dose as required or at the normal time as directed
by your pharmacist or doctor. Do not take a double dose to make
up for forgotten individual doses.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask
your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
The following adverse reactions or medically relevant adverse
events were reported during clinical trials:
Common side effects (occurring in between 1 and 10 patients in
every 100) are:
Eye irritation (including burning and discomfort), eye pain, itchy
eyes, visual disturbance.

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.
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.

Do not use if you notice that the vial cap has already broken off.
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.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Celluvisc contains
Each vial contains carmellose Sodium 1.0% w/v.
Other ingredients include sodium chloride, sodium lactate,
potassium chloride, calcium chloride and purified water.
What Celluvisc looks like and contents of the pack
Celluvisc is a clear, colourless to slightly yellow viscous eye drops
solution in plastic vials with twist-off ‘caps’.
This pack contains 30 x 0.4ml vials.
Manufactured by: Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland, Westport, Co.
Mayo, Ireland.
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: B&S Healthcare, Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip,
Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.
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Celluvisc 1% w/v eye drops, solution;

5. How to store Celluvisc

PL No: 18799/1354

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
labels after ‘Exp’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.

Leaflet date: 16.03.2015
Celluvisc is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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