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HYPROMELLOSE 0.3% W/V EYE DROPS

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

HYPROMELLOSE
0.3% W/V EYE DROPS

Please read this leaflet carefully
before you start to take your
medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to
read it again.
• If you have any further questions,
please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed
for you. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
• 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.
In this leaflet:
1. What Hypromellose 0.3% w/v
Eye Drops are and what they are
used for
2. Before you use Hypromellose
0.3% w/v Eye Drops
3. How to use Hypromellose 0.3% w/v
Eye Drops
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hypromellose 0.3%
w/v Eye Drops
6. Further information

1. What Hypromellose 0.3% w/v
Eye Drops are and what they
are used for
Hypromellose 0.3% w/v Eye Drops
are a soothing emollient solution used
as artificial tears. It may be used to
help moisten hard contact lenses and
to lubricate ocular prosthetics
(artificial eyes)It prevents damageto
the cornea when the ocular surface is
not prperly lubricated and covered by
the eyelids.
Hypromellose 0.3% w/v provides
relief of dry eye conditions (including
those associated with the use of
Video Display Units and TVs,
infrequent blinking, certain medical
treatments, atmospheric pollution and
drying atmospheres, e.g. air
conditioning, central heating, wind and
sun).

2. Before you use Hypromellose
0.3% w/v Eye Drops
Do not use Hypromellose 0.3% w/v
Eye Drops:
• are allergic/sensitive to hypromellose
or to any of the other ingredients in
this product,
• if you wear soft contact lenses
because this medicine contains
benzalkonium chloride solution and it
can react with soft contact lenses.
• for children under three years.

Take special care with Hypromellose
0.3% w/v Eye Drops if you:
• are pregnant or breast-feeding,
• are using other medicines in the eye.
Hypromellose may increase the time
other medicines stay in the eye.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are applying any other type of
eye drops or eye ointment before you
start to use this medicine. Your
medicine may affect their action and
could alter their effect.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a
prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
you should discuss this with your
doctor before you start to apply the
eye drops.
Driving and using machines
Do not drive or operate machines if
you have blurred vision after using
Hypromellose 0.3% w/v Eye Drops.
You should wait until this clears
before driving or using machines.
Important information about some
ingredients of Hypromellose 0.3%
w/v Eye Drops
Hypromellose 0.3% w/v Eye Drops
contains Benzalkonium chloride as
preservative which may cause irritation
and discolour soft contact lenses. If
you wear soft contact lenses remove
them prior to application and wait at
least 15 minutes before reinsertion.
Please tell you doctor if any of the above
applies to you, or if you are unsure.

3. How to use Hypromellose
0.3% w/v Eye Drops
Always use Hypromellose 0.3% w/v Eye
Drops exactly as your doctor has told
you. You should check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The dose depends upon the need for
lubrication. Usually 1-2 drops should be
administrated into each eye three times
daily, or as directed by your doctor.
Always wash your hands before
applying eye drops.
Apply your eye drops in the
following way:
1. Open the bottle. Take special care
that the tip of the dropper bottle
does not touch your eye, the skin
around your eye or your fingers.
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2. Tilt your head backwards while
seated, or lie down on your back.
3. Place the tip of the bottle close to
your eye. Pull the lower eyelid
downwards and look up.
4. Press the bottle slightly and let one
drop fall into the space between the
lower eyelid and the eye.
5. Close your eye for a moment.
6. When both eyes are to be treated,
repeat steps 3 to 6 for the other eye.
Replace the cap securely after use.

4000 0.3% w/v. This product also
contains: Potassium Chloride, Sodium
Chloride, Benzalkonium Chloride
Solution, Borax, Boric Acid sodium
hydroxide, hydrochloric acid and
purified water as excipients.
What Hypromellose 0.3% w/v Eye
Drops look like and contents of the
pack
One bottle of Hypromellose 0.3% w/v
Eye Drops contains 10 ml solution.

Overdose
There is no experience of an
overdosage with Hypromellose Eye
Drops which is unlikely when given as
eyedrops. If you accidentally swallow
them contact your doctor.

Marketing Authorisation Holder
Bausch & Lomb (UK) Ltd
Bausch & Lomb House
106 London Road
Kingston-Upon-Thames
Surrey
UK

4. Possible side effects

Manufacturer
TUBILUX PHARMA S.p.A.
Via Costarica 20/22
00040 Pomezia (RM)
ITALY

Like all medicines, Hypromellose 0.3%
w/v Eye Drops can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Most of these side effects affect only
the eye and may not last very long. If
you have any severe or persistent
side effect you should stop using the
drops and contact your doctor
immediately.
Side effects include:
• sensitivity to any of the components
• stinging,
• blurring of vision,
• burning sensation.

PL number 03468/0024
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This leaflet was last approved in: 08/2010

Please tell your doctor, if you are
using this medicine and develop signs
of irritation or sensitivity.
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 Hypromellose
0.3% w/v Eye Drops
Keep out of the reach and sight of
children.
Do not store at a temperature above
25 °C.
Keep the container tightly closed.
Discard the bottle 28 days after
opening, even if there is solution
remaining.
Do not use Hypromellose 0.3% w/v
Eye Drops after the expiry date which
is stated on the bottle and on the
carton the bottle is packed in.
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. Further information
What Hypromellose 0.3% w/v Eye
Drops contain
The active ingredient is Hypromellose

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