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Logo TEARGEL LIQUID GEL

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

TEARGEL LIQUID GEL

COMPOSITION:
Each 1 g contains:
Polyacrylic acid 2,0 mg
Cetrimide (as preservative) 0,01 % m/m

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

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