Artear Eye Drops
povidone 5%
Artear Eye Drops

Artear® is a sterile ophthalmic solution containing Povidone (polymer) with electrolytes (inorganic salts) for topical administration to the eyes.

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Pharmacology/Description

Artearreg; is an almost colorless, clear aqueous solution administered in the form of drops. After topical application Artear® eye drops spreads rapidly over the conjunctiva and cornea forming a lubricating and protective film. The composition of this eye drops, containing the active compound Povidone and the electrolytes magnesium, potassium and sodium, is very similar to natural tears.

Indication

Artear® is used for the symptomatic treatment of dry eye conditions including keratoconjunctivitis sicca. It is also given as a substitute of tear fluid in case of unstable tear film or insufficient moistening of the eye surface.

Dosage And Administration

1 drop 4 times daily or as required, depending upon the severity of the disease, to be instilled into the conjunctival sac.

Side Effects

Occasionally mild, transient burning or sticky sensation and very rarely irritation or hypersensitivity reactions reported. Blurred vision after application may occur.

Contraindications

This eye drops is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient of the product.

Drug Interactions

If several medicines are to be administered to the eye, there should be an interval of at least 5 minutes between each application.

Precautions

Patients, who experience blurred vision after application of the Artear® eye drops, should not drive or use machinery until their vision has cleared. Contact lenses should not be worn during instillation of the drug. After instillation, there should be an interval of at least 30 minutes before reinsertion. Use in Pregnancy & Lactation There is no experience regarding the safety of the Povidone eye drops in human pregnancy or lactation. Administration during pregnancy and lactation is therefore not recommended, except for compelling reasons.

Over Dosage

Not known and not likely.

Pharmaceutical Precautions

Store at room temperature. It is desirable that the contents should not be used more than 4 weeks after first opening of the bottle.

Commercial Pack

Dropper bottle of 10 ml.