Oftagel

Oftagel - synthetic drug to protect and moisturize the cornea.  Oftagel

Pharmacological action oftagel

Active substance oftagel moisturizes the protective film on the surface of the cornea, thereby increasing the viscosity of tears and thickening mucin and the aqueous layer of the tear film.

Oftagel Review reduces irritation symptoms that are associated with dry eye syndrome - burning, compensatory tearing, eye fatigue, itching, foreign body sensation in the eye.

When applied simultaneously with other ophthalmic drugs Oftagel of instructions contributes to prolongation of their absorption.

Product form

Oftagel produced in the form of a colorless ophthalmic gel in plastic bottles of 10 g Each vial contains 25 mg of active substance - carbomer 974P high molecular weight carboxyvinyl polymer, and auxiliary components - sorbitol, benzalkonium chloride, polyvinyl alcohol, sodium acetate, water for injection, lysine monohydrate.

The closest analogues are the drugs oftagel Vidisik and Lakropos.

Indications oftagel

According to the instructions Oftagel used in the treatment of diseases which are accompanied by dry eye syndrome in the form of compensatory tearing, itching, burning, foreign body sensation in the eye, namely:

  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca;
  • Lack of tearing;
  • Sjogren's disease;
  • Eye irritation due to exposure to smoke, dust, as well as working on the computer;
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome;
  • Diseases of the eyelids, which leads to insufficient contact of the cornea with a tear.

In addition, Oftagel prescribed for replacement therapy after surgery and treatments of laser correction of the cornea.

Contraindications

Oftagel for instructions apply only contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance carbomer 974P or auxiliary components of the gel.

As one of the components oftagel able to discolor contact lenses, remove them before the procedure is recommended and installed again after half an hour after instillation.

In an application of gel with other eye medications should observe an interval of 15-20 minutes.

Before you start driving, it should be noted that the gel Oftagel Review may cause transient decrease in visual acuity.

Dosing oftagel

Depending on the severity of symptoms Oftagel instilled one drop from one to four times daily in the conjunctival sac between the lower eyelid and the eye.

 Dosage form oftagel - colorless eye gel

It is not recommended to touch the tip of the century, and the eyes of the vial pipette, and the bottle after the procedure should be immediately shut down.

Side effects

When using oftagel Review immediately after instillation may appear local reactions in the form of transient blurred vision, feeling short of local irritation and burning eyes.

Storage conditions

Oftagel relates to ophthalmic non-prescription drugs to the recommended shelf life of 30 months. The gel after opening should be stored in an inverted form to facilitate its application. Do not use Oftagel a month after opening the bottle.





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