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- Information leaflet
- What is Optrex Double Action Drops
- What is the difference between Optrex Double Action Eye Drops and Systane Ultra Lubricant Eye Drops/Hycosan Extra?
- How effective is Optrex Double Action Eye Drops?
- Can I buy Optrex Double Action Eye Drops online?
- What dose should I choose?
- How does Optrex Double Action Eye Drops work?
- How should I use Optrex Double Action Eye Drops?
- How long do I Use Optrex Double Action Eye Drops for before I notice a difference?
- What are the side effects of Optrex Double Action Eye Drops?
- When shouldn’t I use Optrex Double Action Eye Drops?
What is Optrex Double Action Drops
The active ingredient in Optrex Double Action Eye Drops For Dry & Tired Eyes is sodium hyaluronate that helps lubricating and hydrating the eyes.
What is the difference between Optrex Double Action Eye Drops and Systane Ultra Lubricant Eye Drops/Hycosan Extra?
Systane Ultra Lubricant Eye Drops is an eye treatment that provides protection for the eyes and relief for dry eyes. Its active ingredients are polyethene glycol and propylene glycol.
Secondly, Hycosan Extra is suitable for more severe cases of dry eye symptoms. It is preservative-free and more costly.
How effective is Optrex Double Action Eye Drops?
Optrex Double Action Eye Drops is a useful product for treating dry and tired eyes. The active ingredient sodium hyaluronate plays a crucial role in maintaining the health of the corneal epithelium.
Can I buy Optrex Double Action Eye Drops online?
Optrex Double Action Eye Drops can be purchased online and in local pharmacies without a prescription. You can also feel at ease to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how to best use this product. This eye medication is typically sold in 10ml bottles, and if you purchase in bulk, your package will be sent discreetly and directly to you for free by Next Day Delivery.
What dose should I choose?
Optrex Double Action Eye Drops is typically sold in 10ml bottles. You can apply 1-2 drops of this medication in each of your eyes whenever you feel the discomfort of dry and tired eyes. Do not administer more than 10 doses of this product per day. Suitable for use by people suffering from dry eyes, this product can be used by those who wear contact lenses as well. This medicine should be kept out of reach and sight of children.
How does Optrex Double Action Eye Drops work?
Optrex Double Action Eye Drops For Dry & Tired Eyes is an eye treatment medication. It is formulated to restore moisture in the eyes. This product, being “double-action” contains twice as many hydrating ingredients than the regular Optrex Eye Drops. One of the main ingredients of this medicine is sodium hyaluronate, and it helps in lubricating and hydrating the eyes. This product is free of preservative and phosphate content. It can also be used by anyone who wears contact lenses.
How should I use Optrex Double Action Eye Drops?
Wash your hands thoroughly before administering this product. When using for the first time, remove its tamper-evident seal followed by removing the cap.
While tilting your head backwards, slowly squeeze the medicine bottle until 1 to 2 drops fall into each eye. Make sure that you cover the whole of your eyes by blinking a few times.
Please get rid of any residual drops on the bottle by shaking it.
Tightly replace the cap of the bottle after use.
Only a maximum of 10 doses of this medicine can be applied per day. Carefully read the product leaflet to understand the full instructions, along with the warnings and precautions for use.
Check that the tamper-evident seal is intact before the first use of this product. Avoid using if it is broken.
Check the expiration date on the product package. Refrain from using if it has lapsed.
This medicine is for use only on the eyes.
Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Store this medication in a cool, dry place, away from heat or moisture.
Do not use if you have a known allergy to the product or any of its ingredients.
Call your doctor and seek medical attention right away if you experience allergic reactions when using the product.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you need further information about the use of this medication.
Consult your doctor to ensure your safety to use this medicine when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any other medications that you may be using before taking this product.
How long do I Use Optrex Double Action Eye Drops for before I notice a difference?
This product is safe for everyday use. You can administer 1 to 2 drops of it in each of your eye whenever you feel dry and tired eyes discomfort. However, you must not exceed administering 10 doses of this medication per day. It is also safe for use by people wearing contact lenses.
What are the side effects of Optrex Double Action Eye Drops?
Medicines may have side effects, but different people experience them in different ways. Optrex Double Action Eye Drops may have side effects as well, but not all users experience them.
Severe side effects from using this product are unlikely, and most often, they are due to allergic reactions.
Stop using the eye drops and seek medical attention immediately if you experience allergic symptoms after using it. Symptoms of eye drops allergy include:
A burning sensation in your eye
A sensation that something is in your eye
Red or bloodshot eye
Itchiness in the eye
Teary or watery eyes
Consult your doctor to ensure your safety to use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Please speak to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.
When shouldn’t I use Optrex Double Action Eye Drops?
Do not begin this treatment if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Talk to your doctor about any underlying condition that you may be suffering from before using this product. Inform your doctor as well about any other medications or complementary therapies that you may be resorting to. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor to ensure their safety to use this product.
What are Optrex Double Action Drops used for?
Optrex Double Action Drops are used to treat symptoms of dry and itchy eyes.
What is the active ingredient in Optrex Double Action Drops?
The active ingredient in Optrex Double Action Drop is sodium hyaluronate. This ingredient is effective at providing hydration and moisture to dry eyes.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Optrex Double Action Drops?
No, you do not need a prescription to purchase Optrex Double Action Drops. If you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.
How often should I use Optrex Double Action Drops?
You should use one to two drops of Optrex Double Action Drops whenever your eyes feel dry or irritated. You should not exceed any more than 10 doses of Optrex Double Action in a 24 hour period.
Can children use Optrex Double Action Drops?
Optrex double Action Drops are suitable for adults and children over the age of 12 years old.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Optrex Double Action Drops?
You should consult with a GP, pharmacist or midwife before using Optrex Double Action Drops if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
Can I drive or operate machinery after using Optrex Double Action Drops?
After using Optrex Double Action Drops there is a chance you may experience blurred vision as a side effect. This side effect is often temporary, for the duration of this side effect you should not participate in activities such as driving or operating machinery.
How should I use Optrex Double Action Drops?
Prior to using Optrex Double Action Drops you should wash and thoroughly dry your hands to prevent any germs from spreading. After your hands are dry you should use a fingertip to pull down the eyelid and put in one to two drops of Optrex Double Action Drops in the lower eyelid. You should then close your eyes for a few seconds to allow the eye drops to settle. You should continue this process with the other eye and repeat no more than ten times a day.
What causes dryness in the eyes?
Dryness can be caused by a number of reasons which usually vary from allergies to irritants. Common causes of dry eyes include the following:
- Eye strain
- Hay fever
- Pet allergies
- Allergies to plants
Are Optrex Double Action Drops suitable for everyone to use?
Although Optrex Double Action Drops are generally safe to use, they are not suitable for everyone to use. You should not use Optrex Double Action Drops if you have any of the following:
- Eye surgery
- Any eye disease
- High blood pressure
Like all medicines, after using Optrex Double Action Drops you will experience a number of side effects. Side effects are often mild and not everyone experiences the same side effects. Common side effects include the following:
- Watery eyes
- Blurred vision
If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Optrex Double Action Drops immediately and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist as soon as possible.
Authored by Jana Abelovska
Last reviewed 20 April 2021
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