Without a Prescription
Hypromellose is a common eye medical remedy, which is generally purchased under the form of clinical eye drops. This is one of the most effective (and one of the most well known) ocular lubricants on the market. The generic name of this product is Hypromellose. The main manufacturer of Hypromellose is Nucare. You can acquire more information concerning the ingredients of this eye remedy from the drug's medical leaflet.
Numerous patients from all over the world who were suffering from tear deficiency (and any of the common eye-related symptoms which are commonly associated with the presence of this clinical disorder) have benefited from a therapy course with Hypromellose. Furthermore, most patients who were being treated with this eye remedy were more than satisfied with the results of their treatment course. However, this medication can also be prescribed to patients who are diagnosed with other clinical conditions (apart from tear deficiency). In other words, if you have been prescribed the regular use of Hypromellose, you do not necessarily have to be suffering from this eye-related medical disorder. If you have any questions concerning this clinical matter you should refer to your main prescriber.
The use of contact lenses may interfere with one's therapy course with Hypromellose. Patients who are known to employ such products should be extra careful during their treatment trial with this eye remedy, especially if they are using soft contact lenses. One should not apply his or her contact lenses for at least 15 minutes after the administration of a dose of this product. Patients who are allergic to Hypromellose's ingredients should not be prescribed a therapy course with this medication. In order to accurately determine whether a certain individual is allergic to this product or not, certain allergy tests may have to be performed. This matter should be discussed with your main medical prescriber in detail.
The correct administration of a dose of this medication requires the individual to be familiar with a set of basic steps. Furthermore, several clinical precautions ought to be taken into consideration in order to ensure that the patient will have a safe and beneficial experience with Hypromellose. First of all, each patient should be aware of the importance of keeping this product's dropper germ-free (uncontaminated). The dropper is initially sterile, we strongly recommend you to keep it this way in order to avoid experiencing an unpleasant eye infection. Maintaining the medicine's dropper sterile is easily achieved, as the patient simply has to avoid touching it with any surface (including the individual's hands or eyes). If you suspect that your Hypromellose dropper has accidentally become contaminated, you should go to the nearest pharmaceutical location and purchase a new pack of this medication.
When you apply a dose of Hypromellose you should not look straight towards the dropper. Each patient ought to purchase a new pack of this eye remedy on a monthly basis, even if not all the product has been prescribed (after the drug's seal has been broken, in time, the medication's quality diminishes).
A dose of Hypromellose generally consists of 1 or 2 drops of Hypromellose. The use of more drops (more than 3) is not recommended, as the extra medication will probably run out of the patient's eye. You should refer to your main prescriber in order to find out the exact number of doses of Hypromellose which you are to employ on a regular basis. Furthermore, your personal health care professional will also help you establish a therapy routine which should suit your daily activities.
Over-dosage with this eye remedy can lead to the development of a set of severe eye clinical manifestations. Apart from blurred vision, eye irritation or redness, a patient who has overdosed with Hypromellose and does not receive the adequate professional support in due time may also experience blindness. Depending on the severity of the individual's condition (on the amount of Hypromellose which has been prescribed), the patient's symptoms may be temporary or irreversible. The ingestion of a certain amount of this medication is also considered a severe medical emergency. In such cases, the patient should be immediately transported to the nearest medical facility.
Neglecting your prescribed doses of Hypromellose may trigger the recurrence of your initial symptoms. If this occurs on a repeated basis, the effectiveness of your therapy will be severely diminished. You should ask your main medical prescriber what to do in case such a disruption affects your daily therapy course with Hypromellose.
Some patients accused severe eye irritation (and its related symptoms) during their therapy course with Hypromellose. If you unfortunately develop sore, swollen or red eyelids you should alert your main medical prescriber at once. If you feel that you have to employ your doses of Hypromellose more frequently than before, you should undergo a detailed eye examination. Its results will help your physician determine whether you will continue your therapy course with Hypromellose or not (you may have to be prescribed an adjacent therapeutic remedy for your eye clinical condition).
It is important to avoid combining your doses of Hypromellose with any other eye ointment / cream / drops, as harmful interactions may occur (for example, the severity of Hypromellose's side effects may increase). Seek your pharmacist advice concerning this matter.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Hypromellose may also be known as:
- Berberil Dry Eye;
- Brolene Cool Eyes;
- Cool Tears;
- Eye Glo Moist;
- Genteal Lubricant;
- Humalac B;
- Isopto Tears;
- Lagrima Dorf;
- Natura Lagrimas;
- Nova Vizol;
- Oftalook Plus;
- Tears Again MC;
- Visine Advance True Tears;
- Visine Contact Lens;