Artelac contains the active ingredient hypromellose which acts as a lubricant to treat symptoms of dry eye. It is a soothing solution that is used as an artificial tear when the eyes are lacking in natural tears. Your eyes will normally produce just enough natural tears to allow them to move easily and comfortably. If your eyes do not produce enough tears they can become dry, red and painful.
Your drops keep the surface of the eye lubricated (moist) when production of tears is less than normal, and has a refreshing, cooling action. The hypromellose in these drops increases the thickness of the solution which has a moisturising effect and helps the solution to stay in contact with your eye for a longer period of time. Artelac can be used by children, adults and the elderly.
The active ingredient is: hypromellose 3.2 mg/ml (0.32 % w/v).
Other ingredients are: cetrimide, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate, disodium edetate, sorbitol and water for injections. The preservative in your eye drops is cetrimide, which means that Artelac can be used if your eyes are sensitive to other preservatives such as benzalkonium chloride.
Always use your solution exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you to. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
This medicine is only to be used as drops applied into one or both eye(s).
The usual dose is to apply 1 drop in the corner of the eye, nearest the nose, 3 to 5 times each day or as required to give enough lubrication. Ensure the dropper tip does not touch any surface including the eye surface.
Dry eye is a condition that varies from person to person. Use the drops as often as you think necessary.
Directions for use:
• Wash your hands before using your drops.
• Sit down in front of a mirror so that you can see what you are doing.
• Wipe your eyes to clear any residual wateriness or discharge.
• Unscrew the cap from the bottle and check the dropper is clean.
• Pull your lower eyelid gently down, and then carefully place one drop inside the lower eyelid, in the corner nearest the nose. Take care not to touch the dropper with your eye or fingers
• Release the lower eyelid, and blink a few times to make sure the eye is covered by the liquid.
• Repeat the procedure for your other eye.
• When you have finished, put the cap back on the bottle tightly.
lf you accidentally use a larger dose than recommended, this may cause some blurring of vision, which will soon pass.
If you forget to take Artelac do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
See leaflet for full details.
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