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Logo TEARS PLUS Artificial Tears Ophthalmic Solution (discontinued)

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Schedule 0

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

TEARS PLUS Artificial Tears Ophthalmic Solution (discontinued)

COMPOSITION:
TEARS PLUS Ophthalmic Solution contains:

  Polyvinyl alcohol         14,0 mg/mL
  Povidone         6,0 mg/mL
Preservative:
  Chlorobutanol 0,5% m/v

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
A.15.4 Ophthalmic preparations. Other.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION
TEARS PLUS combines the effects of the polymers polyvinyl alcohol and povidone in a non-buffered, isotonic solution to produce an artificial tear preparation.

INDICATIONS
TEARS PLUS provides relief to dry eye sufferers by moisturizing and soothing irritated eyes. It also relieves discomfort and irritation caused by hard contact lens wear.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Not for use with soft contact lenses. Hypersensitivity to one or more of the components of this preparation.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE
One drop in the eye as needed or directed.

How to apply eye drops:
A Wash your hands.
B Stand in front of a mirror, and with your forefinger, gently pull the lower eyelid down to form a small pocket for the eye drops.
C Tilt the head back and look up.
D Holding the dispenser between thumb and forefinger, rest your hand against the nose and gently squeeze the recommended number of drops into the pocket formed. Do not touch the dropper tip to hands, eye or any surface, since this may contaminate the solution.
E Close the eye and move the eyeball from side to side.
F Wipe off any excess medication from around eyes. Close the dispenser tightly and wash the hands again.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
There are no known side effects.

Special Precautions :
Do not touch dropper tip to any surface since this may contaminate the solution. If irritation persists for more than 24 hours or increases, discontinue use and consult an eye specialist.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
There are no known symptoms of overdosage.

IDENTIFICATION
A clear, colourless solution.

PRESENTATION
TEARS PLUS Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is supplied in sterile plastic dropper bottles containing 15 mL solution.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store below 25°C
Do not use more than 30 days after opening.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
T/15.4/103

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT
Allergan Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
Mount Royal, Industrial Park
James Crescent
Halfway House
South Africa

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT
30 December 1985

Product discontinued: January 2008
Source: Pharmaceutical Industry

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