Hypromellose, is an artificial tear used to relieve dry eye conditions (e.g. conditions 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). It is also used to moisten hard contact lenses and to lubricate artificial eyes.
Uses / Instructions
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is one or two drops three times daily as needed, or as directed by your doctor.
If you are using in combination with another eye drop medicine, wait 5-15 minutes before applying the second eye drops.
For more details on how to apply see the patient information leaflet.
Do not use Hypromellose
• If you are allergic to Hypromellose or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Warnings and Precautions
• Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Hypromellose.
• If you develop an eye infection during this treatment.
• If you are wearing contact lenses.
For a full list read the patient information leaflet.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible side effects include:
• vision blurred
• eye pain
• foreign body sensation in eyes
• eye irritation
• redness of eye
These effects should wear off after a short time. If these effects persist or get worse, or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet stop using Hypromellose and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active substance is Hypromellose 0.3% w/v.
The other ingredients are Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Borax, Boric Acid, Benzalkonium Chloride Solution (as preservative) 0.01% w/v, Sodium Hydroxide Solution, Hydrochloric Acid and Water for njections.
See the patient information leaflet for more details