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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

D02559

Simple Eye Ointment
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or
pharmacist 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 or pharmacist. 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.

In this leaflet:
1. What Simple Eye Ointment is and what
it is used for
2. What you need to know before using
Simple Eye Ointment
3. How to use Simple Eye Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Simple Eye Ointment
6. Contents of the pack and other
Information

1. What Simple Eye Ointment is
and what it is used for:
Simple Eye Ointment belongs to a group of
medicines known as eye lubricants (ocular
lubricants).
Simple Eye Ointment is used to lubricate
and protect the eye in a wide variety of
conditions such as redness and swelling in
the eye area, scratches on and decreased
sensitivity of the cornea and in eye surgery.
It is also used for sticky eyes and to soften
and remove crusts from the eyelids.

2. What you need to know
before using Simple Eye
Ointment
Do not use Simple Eye Ointment if:
• You are allergic (hypersensitive) to any
of the ingredients which are listed in
section 6 of this leaflet.
• You are wearing contact lenses.
Warnings and precautions:
Do not touch the tube nozzle on the eyelid
or any other surface.
If you are unsure about taking this
medicine or you have any questions, go
and talk to your doctor or pharmacist first
and follow the advice given.
Other medicines and Simple Eye
Ointment
There are no known interactions between
Simple Eye Ointment and other medicines.
Pregnancy & breast-feeding
Simple Eye Ointment is suitable for use
during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Simple Eye Ointment can cause blurring
of vision after application. Wait until your
vision is clear before driving or using
machines.

Simple Eye Ointment contains
anhydrous lanolin (wool fat)
Anhydrous lanolin (wool fat) may cause
local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

3. How to use Simple Eye
Ointment
Always use Simple Eye Ointment exactly
as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if
you are not sure.
Contact lenses must not be worn during
treatment with Simple Eye Ointment.
Instructions for use
1. Before opening a new tube of Simple
Eye Ointment, please check that the
safety strip on the cap of the tube is
unbroken.
2. Tear off the safety strip to break the
seal.
3. Wash your hands well before use.
4. Remove the outer cap. If you are
putting in the ointment yourself, you
should use a mirror.
5. Tilt your head back and look up at the
ceiling.
6. Pull the lower lid of the eye down to
form a small pocket between your
eyelid and your eye.
7. Hold the tube between the thumb
and middle finger of the other hand,
turn the tube upside down near to the
eye, try not to touch the eye with the
nozzle.
8. Apply enough pressure to the tube to
release a thin line of ointment, or as
directed by your doctor.
9. Blink your eye a few times.
10. If you think that you have missed
the eye, then insert another line of
ointment.
11. Repeat steps 5-10 for the other eye if
you have been told to use Simple Eye
Ointment in both eyes.
12. Replace the outer cap on the container,
trying not to touch the applicator tip
with anything, including the eye or
your fingers.
13. Wash your hands.

How much to use
The usual dose is a thin line of ointment
placed in each eye whenever needed.
If there is no improvement see your doctor
or pharmacist.
If you use more Simple Eye Ointment
than you should
It will not cause you any harm. If you
are worried then talk to your doctor or
pharmacist.
Simple Eye Ointment is for external use
only. If you have swallowed or you suspect
someone else has swallowed any of this
medicine, contact your doctor.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Simple Eye Ointment
can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Possible side effects:
• Blurred vision.
• Skin reactions.
Reporting of side effects:
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via
the Yellow Card System
(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 Simple Eye
Ointment

6. Contents of the pack and
other Information
What Simple Eye Ointment contains:
The medicine contains yellow soft paraffin,
anhydrous lanolin (wool fat) and liquid
paraffin.
What Simple Eye Ointment looks like
and contents of the pack
Simple Eye Ointment is a soft amber
ointment supplied in plastic tubes. Each
tube contains 4 grams of sterile eye
ointment.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,
Bampton Road,
Harold Hill,
Romford Essex RM3 8UG
Manufacturers:
Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,
Bampton Road,
Harold Hill,
Romford Essex RM3 8UG and
Farmigea S.p.A,
Via G.B.Olivia - 56121,
Pisa, Italy
If you would like any more information, or
would like the leaflet in a different format,
please contact Medical Information at the
above address.
Product licence numbers:
Simple Eye Ointment PL 0156/0081
This leaflet was last updated in
September 2013

Keep this medicine out of the sight and
reach of children.
Make sure the container is properly closed
after each use.
Do not use Simple Eye Ointment after the
expiry date which is printed on the crimp
seal of the tube. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.
Dispose of this medicine four weeks after
opening.
Do not throw away any medicines via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away medicines
you no longer use. These measures will
help to protect the environment.

If you are unsure about how to use Simple
Eye Ointment talk to your doctor or
pharmacist.
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