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Oasis 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, etc. List the 92 brands.
Classification of drugs: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

What is an Ocular Fluid?

There are numerous types and brands of ocular fluid available, and there are a few that are not listed in this brochure. Ocular lubricants are used by adults to alleviate irritation, burning, and discomfort that are due to dry eyes. Ocular lubricant could also be used to achieve goals not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Ocular Fluid 

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Stop using the ocular lubricant. Contact your doctor if you are suffering from:

  • Extreme burning, stinging, or eye irritation following the use of the medication
  • Eye discomfort eye pain
  • Vision shifts.

Common adverse consequences of Oasis tears could include:

  • Mild eye burning or irritation;
  • Irritation or the appearance of redness in your eyes.
  • Eye watery;
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

It is not recommended to apply an ocular lubricant in order to treat or prevent eye infections.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use a lubricant for your eyes when you're intolerant to its use. Ocular lubricants cannot help or treat eye infections. Consult a physician or pharmacist about whether it's safe to take this medication in case you suffer from any kind of eye infection within your eyes. Inform your doctor if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take Ocular Lubricant?

Follow the instructions on the label of your prescription and read the medication guide or instructions sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed. Wash your hands before using ocular lubricant. Don't use ocular lubricant. Call your pharmacist if the medication appears cloudy or has changed color. Don't touch the tip on the dropper ointment tube. Do not place it directly on your eyes. The contaminated tip could affect your eye and result in severe vision issues. Consult your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse when you use ocular fluid. Keep the lubricant at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Ocular lubricant can be used whenever it is needed. If you're on a regular dosing regimen, take a break from any dose missed. Don't take two doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

Ocular lubricant overdose is not likely to pose a risk. 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?

This medication can result in blurred or distorted vision. Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you understand the effects this medication will have on your vision. Do not use any other eye medication unless your doctor recommends it.

Interaction with other drugs

The eye medicine is unlikely to be affected by any other medications you take. However, there are many drugs that interact with each other. Discuss with your doctor all of your current medications, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbs.

 

 

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