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MURINE IRRITATION & REDNESS RELIEF

Active substance(s): NAPHAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Package Leaflet: Information for the User

Irritation & Redness Relief 0.012% w/v Eye Drops
naphazoline hydrochloride

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 ead all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this
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medicine because it contains important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as
your 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 pharmacist or doctor.
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 after 24 hours.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief is and what it is
used for
2. What you need to know before you use MURINE Irritation &
Redness Relief
3. How to use MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief is and what it
is used for
MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief is an eye drop solution. It is
used to clear redness and soothe eyes which have been irritated
by, for example, dusty atmospheres, wind, swimming, smoke, air
pollutants, or close work such as reading and computer use.
This medicine contains the active ingredient naphazoline
hydrochloride which belongs to the group of medicines called
local vasoconstrictors which act by narrowing the blood vessels in
the eye, thereby reducing redness and swelling.
MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief is fast acting and has a long
lasting action.
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel
worse after 24 hours.

2. What you need to know before you use MURINE
Irritation & Redness Relief
Do not use:
• if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients in this medicine
(see Section 6 for a full list of ingredients).
• if you suffer from an eye condition characterised by continued
redness, pain, or blurred vision
• if you suffer from raised pressure inside your eyeball
(glaucoma)
• if you suffer from damage to your corneas (outer layer of
the eyes)
• if you suffer from inflammation of the iris (the coloured part of
the eye)
• if you suffer from any other serious eye disease
Warnings and precautions
Consult your pharmacist or doctor before using this medicine if
you think you have, or are being treated for any of the following:
• high blood pressure (hypertension)
• diabetes
• over-active thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
• problems with your heart or your blood circulation
(cardiovascular abnormalities)
• thickening of the blood vessels (arteriosclerosis)
• any eye condition for which you are under the care of
your doctor.
Children
MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief is not recommended in children
under 12 years of age.
You should stop using this medicine if you are about to undergo
an operation during which you are to be given a general
anaesthetic.
Other medicines and MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief
You should wait at least 15 minutes between using Murine Irritation
& Redness Relief and administering any other product into the
eye and any eye ointment should always be applied last.
Use with contact lenses
MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief contains benzalkonium chloride
which may be absorbed by soft contact lenses and may change
the colour of the contact lenses. You should remove contact
lenses before using this medicine and put them back 15 minutes
afterwards.
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Driving and using machines
If you experience blurring of vision, do not drive or operate
machinery until your sight has cleared.
Murine Irritation & Redness Relief contains benzalkonium chloride
This medicine contains 0.034 mg benzalkonium chloride in each
drop which is equivalent to 0.1 mg/ml. Benzalkonium chloride
may also cause eye irritation, especially if you have dry eyes or
disorders of the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). If
you feel abnormal eye sensation, stinging or pain in the eye after
using this medicine, talk to your doctor.

3. How to use MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as
your pharmacist has told you. Check with your pharmacist if you
are not sure.
This medicine is for use only in the eyes.
This product is for intermittent or occasional use only.
Directions for use:
Adults and Children 12 years and over:
• Wash your hands before use.
• You should avoid touching the dropper on to any surface.
• Gently squeeze 1 or 2 drops into each eye 2 or 3 times daily.
If you use more of these eye drops than you should
If you accidentally overdose or swallow the contents of the
bottle, seek medical advice urgently and report any fall in body
temperature, drowsiness, and coma, particularly in a child.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
• After putting in the eye drops, you may notice a slight
widening of your pupil (the black circle in the centre of your
eye). This is an expected and temporary effect.
• If you experience any eye pain or persistent vision changes,
discontinue use and tell your pharmacist or doctor.
• If MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief is used every day, it could
cause increased redness of the eyes.
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 national reporting system listed below. By reporting side
effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
Ireland: HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL - Dublin 2.
Tel: +353 1 6764971, Fax: +353 1 6762517,
Website: www.hpra.ie, e-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie
Malta: ADR Reporting, The Medicines Authority, GŻR-1368 Gżira,
Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt,
e-mail: postlicensing.medicinesauthority@gov.mt
United Kingdom: Yellow Card Scheme:
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow
Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.

5. How to store MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Discard any unused contents one month after first opening the
bottle.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on
the carton and bottle after EXP or . The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
Do not use if the solution changes colour or becomes cloudy.
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 protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief contains
• The active ingredient is naphazoline hydrochloride 0.012%w/v.
• The other ingredients are benzalkonium chloride, boric acid
(E284), borax (E285), disodium edetate, and purified water.
What MURINE Irritation & Redness Relief looks like and contents
of pack
The eye drops solution is a clear, colourless liquid presented in a
white plastic bottle with drop-forming plug and cap. Each bottle
contains 5 or 10ml.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Prestige Brands (UK) Limited, 46 High Street, Yatton, Somerset,
BS49 4HJ, UK.
Manufacturer:
Tubilux Pharma S.p.A., Via Costarica 20/22, 00071 Pomezia
(Roma), Italy
This leaflet was last revised in November 2017.
©Prestige Brands (UK) Limited 2017 ®MURINE is a registered trademark.

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V11

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15.11.17

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Black only

Dimensions

120mm x 340mm

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