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TEARS NATURALE SINGLE DOSE EYE DROPS SOLUTION

Active substance(s): DEXTRAN 70 / HYPROMELLOSE

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HOW TO USE TEARS NATURALE SINGLE DOSE (continued)

Package Leaflet – Information for the User

TEARS NATURALE

®

Dextran, Hypromellose

How to use

SINGLE DOSE eye drops, solution

● Wash your hands before you start.

plastic vial (picture 1).

2. Before you use TEARS NATURALE
Single Dose
3. How to use TEARS NATURALE
Single Dose

(picture 2).

● Tilt your head back.

should do not worry as it will not cause you any
problems. If necessary TEARS NATURALE can be
washed out of your eye with warm water.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, TEARS NATURALE can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.

6. Further information

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Replacement of the missing natural tears with an
artificial tear helps to soothe and lubricate your eyes
and provide relief from irritation.

If you are allergic to dextran 70, hypromellose or any
of the other ingredients listed in section 6.
If any of these apply, ask your doctor for advice.



Take special care...

Only use TEARS NATURALE in your eye(s).
This medicine is available without a prescription.
However, you still need to use TEARS NATURALE
carefully to get the best results from it.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or might get pregnant, or if you are
breast-feeding a baby, talk to your doctor before you
use TEARS NATURALE.
TEARS NATURALE can be used during pregnancy

or breast-feeding.

● You may experience some or all of the following
effects in your eye(s):
Very common (affects more than 1 user in 10): blurred
vision
Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100): dryness,
discomfort, abnormal sensation, feeling of something in
the eye, eyelid problem
Uncommon (affect 1 to 10 users in 1,000): sensitivity to
light, decreased sensation, redness, itching, irritation
Not known (cannot be estimated from the available data):
pain, swelling, discharge, eyelid redness or crusting,
increased tear production
● Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
● Do not freeze or store above 25°C.
● Do not use the drops after the expiry date (marked

You may experience blurred vision after using TEARS
NATURALE. Do not drive or use any machines
unless your vision is normal.

‘Exp’) on the sachet and the carton. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
● Once the pouch has been opened, any unused vials
should be stored in the opened pouch.

Using other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or
have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
If you are using more than one type of eye medicine,
the medicines must be used at least 5 minutes apart.
Eye ointments should be used last.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION

What TEARS NATURALE contains

● The active substances are dextran 70, 1 mg/ml and

Important Information if you wear
Contact Lenses

hypromellose, 3 mg/ml.

● The other ingredients are sodium chloride,

Do not use the drops while wearing contact lenses.
Wait at least 15 minutes after use before putting your
lenses back in.

potassium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium
chloride, zinc chloride, sodium hydrogen carbonate,
carbon dioxide (to adjust pH) and purified water.

3. HOW TO USE TEARS NATURALE SINGLE DOSE
The usual dose

If you experience eye pain, headaches, changes in
The usual dose is 1 or 2 drops in your eye(s) every one vision, persistent redness or irritation of your eyes, or if
your condition worsens or does not improve within
to two hours as required to relieve the irritation.
3 days, stop using TEARS NATURALE and consult a
Always use TEARS NATURALE exactly as recommended.
doctor.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure.

Marketing authorisation holder:
Alcon Laboratories (UK) Ltd.
Frimley Business Park
Frimley, Camberley
Surrey, GU16 7SR,
United Kingdom

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● If you swallow TEARS NATURALE do not worry, it

will not harm you.
If you have any further questions on the use of
TEARS NATURALE, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

● You may also experience effects in other areas of
your body including:
Uncommon: headache, discomfort (skin)
Not known: hypersensitivity
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.

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● Use all unopened vials within four days of opening

the pouch.

● Dispose of the vial after use. Do not keep an open

vial to use again.

● Medicines should not be disposed of via waste

water or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how
to dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

What TEARS NATURALE looks like and
contents of the pack

TEARS NATURALE is a clear, colourless eye drops,
solution supplied in a plastic single dose dispenser
containing 0.4 ml. Four vials are enclosed in a foil
overwrap. Each pack contains 28 vials.
The solution should not be used if it has changed
colour or become cloudy.
TEARS NATURALE is suitable for people who are
sensitive to preservatives.

This leaflet was last revised in February 2016

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Manufacturer:
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Rijksweg 14, B-2870 Puurs, Belgium.

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● Now release the lower eyelid and keep closed for

5. HOW TO STORE TEARS NATURALE SINGLE DOSE

Driving and using machines

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accurate translation of the English
Corporate Standard text, and is in
compliance with the registered
information and the legal rules.
Please also carefully check :
- local barcodes if any
- formula
- components if mentionned
- shelflife if mentionned
- storage conditions
- trademarks

● Gently squeeze the vial so that one drop falls into the

your other eye. Dispose of vial after use. Do not
keep to use again.

● If a drop misses your eye, try again.
● If you use more TEARS NATURALE than you

5. How to store TEARS NATURALE
Single Dose

areas or other surfaces with the tip of the vial. It
could infect the drops.

● If you use drops in both eyes, repeat the steps for

finger, until there is a 'pocket'
between the eyelid and your eye.
The drop will go in here.

2. BEFORE YOU USE TEARS NATURALE SINGLE DOSE
Do not use TEARS NATURALE ...

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● Pull down your lower eyelid with a

4. Possible side effects

front of a mirror if it helps.

gap between the eye and lower eyelid (picture 3).

● Hold the vial upside down.

1. WHAT TEARS NATURALE SINGLE DOSE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
TEARS NATURALE is a slightly viscous solution that
acts as an artificial tear.
It is used to treat dry eyes caused by a lack of tears
in the eye(s).

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● Twist off the cap of the plastic vial

IN THIS LEAFLET

● Bring the tip of the vial close to the eye. Do this in
● Do not touch your eye or eyelid, surrounding

● Open foil pouch and remove the

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without a prescription. However, you still need to use
TEARS NATURALE 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 3 days.
● If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed
in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What TEARS NATURALE Single Dose
is and what it is used for

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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