Sodium hyaluronate eye drop:
What Sodium hyaluronate is used for:
Sodium hyaluronate eye drops act as artificial tears.
They make dry eyes feel more comfortable.
They are used to relieve eye dryness and soreness.
They moisten, soothe and lubricate the surface of your eye, making it feel more comfortable.
Do not use Sodium hyaluronate:
Do not use if you have hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Warnings and precautions:
To make sure this is the right treatment for you, before you start using the eye drops it is important that your doctor or pharmacist knows:
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a preservative in eye drops.
Possible side effects:
Stop using the product and seek immediate medical attention if you develop throat tightness or swelling of the eyes, face, lips or tongue, feel faint, or have difficulty breathing.
Stop using the product if you develop hives or itching of the face or body.
Other medicines and Sodium hyaluronate:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without any prescription.
How to use Sodium hyaluronate:
Wash your hands well before you use the drops.
Remove the cap from the bottle (or the tip of the unit if you are using a single-use unit).
Tilt your head back a little and pull the lower lid of your eye downwards to form a pocket.
Hold the bottle (or single-use unit) upside down near to your eye. Try not to touch your eye as you do this.
Apply enough pressure to release one drop into your eye. Only use a second drop if the first drop missed going into your eye.
Close your eye for a minute or two, and press gently on the side of your nose where the corner of your eye meets your nose.
This helps to stop the drop from draining away and keeps it in your eye.
Repeat the process in your other eye if you have been told to use the drops in both eyes.
Replace the cap (or if you are using a single-use dose unit, throw the used unit away).
How to store Sodium hyaluronate:
Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Always check the expiry date on the label, and for how long you can use the drops once the container has been opened.
Many eye drops only keep for four weeks once the container has been opened, in order to reduce the risk of eye infections