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Artificial Tears

Generic name: ocular lubricant [OK-yoo-lar-LOO-bri-kant]
Brand names include: Advanced Eye Relief Dry Eye, Alcon Tears, Artelac Nighttime, Artificial Tears, Bion Tears,… Show the brands with 92
Classification of drugs: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

What are Artificial tears?

There are a variety of types and brands of lubricant for eyes available, and not all of them are included in this document.Artificial tears are used by adults to ease irritation, burning, and discomfort caused by dry eyes.Artificial tears could also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Artificial tears

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Do not use artificial tears, and call your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Intense burning, stinging, or eye irritations after taking the medication;
  • Eye discomfort eye pain
  • Vision alters.

Common adverse consequences associated with artificial tears may include:

  • Mild eye burning or irritation
  • The itching or the appearance of redness in your eyes.
  • Eyes with watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light

This list does not constitute an exhaustive listing of potential side effects.Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects.Report adverse reactions directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is not recommended to make use of artificial tears to treat or treat an eye infection.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't use artificial tears if you are allergic to them. This medication will not cure or prevent any eye infections.Talk to a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it's okay to apply artificial tears if you have any kind of eye infection within your eyes.Inform your doctor if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take Artificial tears?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and also read all medication guides or instructions sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.Wash your hands after applying artificial tears.Don't take artificial tears, and call your pharmacist if your medicine appears unclear or appears to have changed colours.Do not touch the edge of your eyedropper's ointment tube or put it directly on your eyes. The contaminated tip could cause an eye infection, which could cause severe vision issues.Contact your physician if your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse when you use artificial tears.Place it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Artificial tears are used in the event of need. If you're on a regular dosing regimen, do not miss any doses. Take only one dose at a time. Do not combine both doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

Ocular lubricant overdose isn't expected to be a danger. Get medical attention immediately, or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. If you have accidentally swallowed the drug,

What should be avoided?

Artificial tears could create blurred eyes. Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of what this medication will do to your vision.Do not take any other eye medication unless your doctor advises you to.

Interaction with other drug

The eye medicine is unlikely to be affected by any other medications that you are taking. However, there are many drugs that interact. Inform your doctor about all of your medications that you take, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.