PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION: A 15.4 Ophthalmological Preparation - Other.
PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: Teargel liquid gel is a highly viscous, clear gel. After local administration, it spreads over the conjunctiva and cornea and forms a protective film. The tear film break-up time is extended to several hours.
INDICATIONS: As a substitute for tear fluid in the case of dry eyes eg keratoconjunctivitis sicca, infrequent blinking as occurs in anaesthesia and coma.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS: Known hypersensitivity to any of the components of the gel. Should be used by soft contact lens wearers only when lenses are not in place.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE: On average, one drop is instilled into the conjunctival sac 3-4 times daily. If required, Teargel may be administered more frequently.
Hold the tube vertically. This results in the formation of a small drop which readily becomes detached from the tube opening. This drop is instilled into the conjunctival sac.
Close the tube immediately after use.
SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Transient mild burning, sticking of the eyelids and blurred vision may occur at onset of therapy.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT: None expected.
IDENTIFICATION: Clear to slightly turbid, colourless, aqueous gel without visible particles.
PRESENTATION: Polyfoil tube containing 10 g of liquid gel.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Store below 30°C, away from direct heat.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Discard 30 days after opening.
REGISTRATION NUMBER/ REFERENCE NUMBER: W/15.4/269
NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT: Adcock Ingram Limited
Adcock Ingram Park
17 Harrison Avenue, Bryanston Ext 77
Private Bag X69, Bryanston, 2021
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT: 03.03.1989
New addition to this site: April 2004
Source: Pharmaceutical Industry