ARTELAC 10 ml
ARTELAC 10 ml
ARTELAC WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Artelac is fluid replacement artificial tears and moisturizing contact lenses.
Fields of application:
Symptomatic treatment of the phenomenon of the drying of the cornea and conjunctiva, which is caused by abnormal secretion of tear and functional disorders due to local or systemic diseases, or caused by insufficient or incomplete lid closure. May show symptoms such as burning sensation, feeling of a foreign body and photophobia in the presence of wind, heat and fatigue.
Humidification and reordering hard contact lenses.
2. BEFORE YOU USE ARTELAC
Do not use Artelac:
• if you have hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients of the medicinal product.
Take special care with Artelac
Even when used as shown in, this product has a short-term effect on the visual perception, and thus affect the responsiveness. For these reasons, then you should not drive, operate without support or secure machines.
Using other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
If other eye drops / eye ointments are used together with the medicinal product before the impact of the medicinal product may be affected, as it can be diluted and / or shifted from the conjunctival sac when placed next product. Therefore, there must be a space between the applications of different medicinal products of approximately 15 minutes, and Artelac should always be the last medications. Possibly the longest waiting period in the eye leading to a prolonged moisturizing effect is important for Artelac.
Pregnancy and lactation
There is no risk associated with the use of Artelac during pregnancy and lactation, as hypromellose not absorbed and thus is not available systematically.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Keep out of reach of children.
3. HOW TO USE ARTELAC?
Always use Artelac exactly as your doctor tells you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Instructions for dosage, frequency, duration of administration and method of use
The clinical picture of the "dry eye syndrome" requires individual dose regimen. Unless otherwise indicated, place one drop into the conjunctival sac 3 to 5 times daily or more often (if necessary). Also refers to the reordering of hard contact lenses.
Duration of treatment:
This product is typically applied as a continuous or permanent therapy.
If you use more than the amount Artelac
No such data and measures are needed.
If you forget to use Artelac
Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop using Artelac
No discontinuance of Artelac without consultation. Usually you should consult an ophthalmologist when therapy "dry eye syndrome" requires continuous or permanent treatment.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Artelac can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
In rare cases, when it is used can be Artelac hypersensitivity reactions occur in the eye.
Artelac contains cetrimide as a preservative, which can cause eye irritation (burning, redness, foreign body sensation), especially when used frequently and may cause damage to the cornea when used continuously.
If there is such hypersensitivity reactions or eye irritation, please discontinue treatment and consult your doctor. Patients who respond with hypersensitivity to preservatives should be treated with a product without any preservatives.
What measures can be taken if you experience side effects?
If you have a hypersensitivity reaction or eye irritation, please discontinue treatment and consult your doctor.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE ARTELAC?
Keep out of reach of children.
Should not be used Artelac after the expiry date stated on the carton and label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Discard any remaining six weeks after first opening.
Do not store above 30 ° C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What does Artelac?
The active substance is hypromellose (hypromellose). 1 ml of solution contains 3,20 mg hypromellose. The viscosity of the solution is between 7 and 11 mPa s.
The other ingredients are. cetrimide, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate, sorbitol, edetate disodium and purified water.
Instructions for use
Tilt back your neck and gently pull down your lower eyelid with your index finger. With the other hand take a single use container, down vertically (without touching the eye) and place one drop into the conjunctival sac. Slowly close your eye and move it in all directions, so that the liquid is evenly distributed.
Your ophthalmologist has diagnosed that you are suffering from dry eye syndrome '. This syndrome is a very common disorder: one of five patients who have been examined by an eye doctor suffering from dry eye disease. There are many reasons for this such as: reduced production of tears in the elderly, work in air-conditioned room, computer work, hormonal changes during menopause. Finally, the development of dry eye syndrome plays a role, and the negative impact on the environment and climate.
What do we mean by the term syndrome "dry eye"?
During the day we blink our approximately 14,000 times. With each nictitating movement on the surface of the eyeball is distributed very thin tear film that makes it smooth, clean and moist and protects the eye from contaminants. When we violate the volume or composition of the tear film. phenomenon occurs drying of the cornea and conjunctiva, and the patient experiences symptoms such as burning sensation, feeling of dry eye, and foreign body, a feeling of tension and sensitivity to light.
What can you do?
Your doctor has appointed a substitute for tears to relieve your symptoms. In addition to the consistent use of the product as directed, you should follow these recommendations:
• Ventilate the room several times a day
• Make sure you drink enough (at least 2 liters a day)
• Often, open-air
• Do not point the blower to her eyes
• Relax at work with a monitor