ARTELAC 0.32% eye drops Application:
Artelac is a liquid that artificially replaces tears and moisturizes contact lenses.
Contains hypromellose and is used for:
· Symptomatic treatment of the phenomenon of drying of the cornea and conjunctiva, which is caused by impaired tear secretion and functional disorders due to local or systemic diseases or caused by insufficient or incomplete closure of the eyelid. Symptoms such as burning sensation, foreign body sensation and photophobia may occur in the presence of wind, heat and fatigue.
· Humidification and re-humidification of hard contact lenses.
Do not use Artelac if you are hypersensitive to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
Take special care with Artelac
Even when used as shown, this medicine has a short-term effect on visual perceptions and thus affects the ability to react. For these reasons, you should not drive, operate without a support or with machines at this time.
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, the effect of the previously administered medicinal product may be affected, as it may be diluted and / or displaced from the conjunctival sac when the next medicinal product is applied. Therefore, there should be an interval of approximately 15 minutes between applications of the various medicinal products, and Artelac should always be the last medicinal product administered. The longest possible stay in the eye leading to a lasting moisturizing effect is important for Artelac.
Pregnancy and lactation
There is no risk associated with the use of Artelak during pregnancy and lactation, as hypromellose is not absorbed and thus is not available systemically.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
ARTELAC 0.32% eye drops Dosage:
The clinical picture of "dry eye syndrome" requires an individual dosing regimen. Unless otherwise prescribed, place one drop in the conjunctival sac 3 to 5 times a day or more often (if necessary). Also applies to re-wetting hard contact lenses.
Duration of administration:
This medicinal product is usually administered as long-term or permanent therapy.
ARTELAC 0.32% eye drops Possible side effects:
Like all medicines, Artelac can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
In rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions may occur in the eye when Artelac is used.
Artelac contains cetrimide as a preservative, which may cause eye irritation (burning, redness, foreign body sensation), especially when used frequently, and may cause corneal damage when used for a long time.
If such hypersensitivity or eye irritation occurs, please discontinue treatment and consult your doctor. Patients who react with hypersensitivity to preservatives should switch to treatment with a product without any preservatives.
What measures should be taken if side effects occur?
If you experience a hypersensitivity reaction or eye irritation, please discontinue treatment and consult your doctor.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
The active substance is: 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 your neck back and gently pull down your lower eyelid with your index finger. With your other hand, take the single-dose pack, upright (without touching the eye), and place one drop in the conjunctival sac. Slowly close the eye and move it in all directions so that the liquid is evenly distributed.