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Polyvinyl Alcohol/Povidone Ophthalmic Solution (EYE LUBRICANT - OPHTHALMIC)

For dry eyes.

Generic Name: Polyvinyl Alcohol/Povidone

Instructions

If you use contact lenses, remove the contacts before using the medicine. Wait 15 minutes after using the medicine before putting the contacts back on.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.

Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.

Do not let the tip of the container touch your eye. Do not touch the tip with your hands or let it touch other surfaces. This can cause a serious eye infection.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.

If you are using more than one drop of this medication, wait at least 5 minutes before using the second drop.

If you are using another eye medicine, wait at least 5 minutes before using the other medicine.

Do not use any other eye medicine without your doctor's knowledge.

Cautions

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions before starting this medicine, especially other eye conditions.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

This medicine may cause blurry vision.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • blurry vision
  • burning or stinging
  • discomfort in the eyes
  • irritation of the eyes
  • itching, redness or dryness of eyes

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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