HYPROMELLOSE 0.3% W/V EYE DROPS SOLUTION
HYPROMELLOSE 0.3% w/v EYE DROPS, SOLUTION
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use
Hypromellose Eye Drops carefully to get the best results from it.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
- You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after a
- If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet you will find the following information:
1. What Hypromellose Eye Drops are and what they are used for
2. Before you use Hypromellose Eye Drops
3. How to use Hypromellose Eye Drops
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hypromellose Eye Drops
6. Further information
Instructions for use:
Hypromellose Eye Drops is for use as eye drops only; do not swallow.
Always wash your hands before applying Hypromellose Eye Drops. Apply one drop
of Hypromellose Eye Drops in each affected eye in the following way:
1. Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling.
2. Gently pull the lower eyelid down until there is a pocket.
3. Squeeze the upturned dropper bottle with the other hand to release
a drop into your eye.
4. Release the lower eyelid. Blink a few times to spread the drop evenly
over your eye.
5. Replace and tighten the cap immediately after use.
To help keep the contents sterile, do not allow the dropper tip to touch your eyelids
or any other surface.
Throw away the unused contents of the bottle after 28 days from first opening it.
If you use more Hypromellose Eye Drops than you should:
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.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Hypromellose Eye Drops can cause side effects although not
everybody gets them.
Most of these side effects affect only the eye and do not last very long although it is
not known how commonly they occur. Side effects include:
1. WHAT HYPROMELLOSE EYE DROPS ARE & WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
• stinging or burning sensation
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 damage to the cornea when the ocular
surface is not properly lubricated and covered by the eyelids. Hypromellose 0.3%
w/v provides relief of dry eye conditions (including those associated with the use of
VDUs and TVs, infrequent blinking, certain medical treatments, atmospheric pollution
and drying atmospheres, e.g. air conditioning, central heating, wind and sun).
• blurring of vision
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.
If you have any severe or persistent side effects you should stop using the drops and
contact your doctor immediately.
5. HOW TO STORE HYPROMELLOSE EYE DROPS
2. BEFORE YOU USE HYPROMELLOSE EYE DROPS
Do not use Hypromellose Eye Drops
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients in this product
Take special care with Hypromellose Eye Drops
Before you use Hypromellose Eye Drops, tell your doctor if you wear soft
(hydrophilic) contact lenses.
Using other medicines
Before using Hypromellose Eye Drops, please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
have any other eye disorder. Also, if you are using or have recently used, any other
medicines for your eyes, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Hypromellose may increase the time other medicines stay in the eye.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Hypromellose Eye Drops after the expiry date (EXP) which is stated on
the label of the bottle and on the carton.
Discard the bottle 28 days after first opening, even if the bottle is not empty.
Do not store the bottle at a temperature above 25 °C.
Keep the container tightly closed.
Keep bottle in the outer carton to protect from light.
A slight haziness which may develop in the unopened product is normal; the product
can be used safely.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer required. These
measures will help protect the environment.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
If you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, breast-feeding or intend to breast-feed
you should discuss this with your doctor before you start using Hypromellose Eye Drops.
Driving and using machines
Do not drive or operate machines if you have blurred vision after using
Hypromellose Eye Drops. You should wait until this clears before driving or using
Important information about some of the ingredients of
Hypromellose Eye Drops
Hypromellose Eye Drops contain the preservative benzalkonium chloride which may
cause eye irritation and is known to discolour soft contact lenses.
3. HOW TO USE HYPROMELLOSE EYE DROPS
Always use Hypromellose Eye Drops exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told
you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Avoid contact with soft contact lenses. If you wear soft contact lenses, remove
them prior to the application of Hypromellose Eye Drops and then wait at least
15 minutes before reinsertion.
Adults, Children and Infants of all ages
The dose depends upon the need for eye lubrication. Usually 1-2 drops should be
instilled into each eye three times daily, or as directed by your doctor.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Hypromellose Eye Drops contain
- The active substance is Hypromellose 0.3% w/v.
- The other ingredients are benzalkonium chloride (preservative), potassium
chloride, sodium chloride, borax, boric acid, purified water, and sodium hydroxide
and hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH).
What Hypromellose Eye Drops look like and contents of the pack
It is a clear to slightly opalescent, colourless, practically free of particles and slightly
viscous eye drops solution. Each bottle contains 10 ml of the solution.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Blumont Pharma Ltd., 23 Moortown Close, Grantham, NG31 9GG United Kingdom
Tubilux Pharma SpA, Via Costarica 20/22, 00040 Pomezia, Italy
PL number 31103/0016
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This leaflet was last revised in 12/2012
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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