Opti-Free Rewetting Drops: Indications, Dosage, Precautions, Adverse Effects
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Opti-Free Rewetting Drops - Product Information

Manufacture: Alcon
Country: United States
Condition: Dry Eye (Eye Dryness/Redness)
Class: Ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations
Form: Liquid solution, Eye drops (ophthalmic)
Ingredients: Citrate/borate buffer, Sodium chloride, RLM-100, TETRONIC 1304/

Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops is a safe and effective solution for moistening of soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses and fluorosilicone acrylate and silicone acrylate gas permeable contact lenses while on the eyes.

Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops is a safe and effective solution for the prevention of protein deposit buildup on soft (hydrophilic) lenses when used four times a day.

Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops is an effective, thimerosal-free and sorbic acid-free formula. For use as recommended by your eye care practitioner.

Description

Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops is a sterile, buffered, isotonic,

aqueous solution that contains a citrate/borate buffer and sodium chloride with edetate disodium 0.05% and POLYQUAD* (polyquaternium-1) 0.001% as preservatives and RLM-100 (PEG-11 lauryl ether carboxylic acid) and TETRONIC1 1304.

Actions

Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops moistens your lenses, reduces discomfort associated with contact lens wear, helps to remove particulate material that may cause irritation and/or discomfort. Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops helps prevent protein deposits from building up on your soft (hydrophilic) lenses when used four times a day.

Indications (Uses)

Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops may be used to lubricate and rewet daily, extended wear and disposable soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses and fluorosilicone acrylate and silicone acrylate gas permeable and silicone hydrogel contact lenses as follows:

  • Moisturizing lenses as needed during the day to reduce discomfort.
  • Moisturizing extended wear lenses prior to retiring at night and upon awakening.

Contraindications (Reasons Not to Use)

Patients allergic to any ingredient in Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops should not use this product.

Warnings

  • Never touch the dropper to any surface, since this may contaminate the solution.
  • Replace cap after use.

PROBLEMS WITH CONTACT LENSES AND LENS CARE PRODUCTS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE EYE. It is essential that you follow your eye care practitioner’s directions and all labeling instructions for proper use and care of your lenses and lens care products, including the lens case.

Eye problems, including corneal ulcers, can develop rapidly and lead to loss of vision. Daily wear lenses are not indicated for overnight wear and should not be worn while sleeping. Clinical studies have shown the risk of serious adverse reactions is increased when these lenses are worn overnight.

Extended wear lenses should be regularly removed for cleaning and disinfection or for disposal and replacement on the schedule prescribed by your eye care practitioner. Clinical studies have shown that there is an increased incidence of serious adverse reactions in extended wear contact lens users as compared to daily wear contact lens users. Studies have also shown that the risk of serious adverse reactions increases the longer extended wear lenses are worn before removal for cleaning and disinfection or for disposal and replacement.

Studies have also shown that smokers have a higher incidence of adverse reactions. If you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, or redness of the eye, immediately remove your lenses and promptly contact your eye care practitioner. It is recommended that contact lens wearers see their eye care practitioner twice each year or if directed, more frequently.

All contact lens wearers must see their eye care practitioner as directed. If your lenses are for extended wear your eye care practitioner may prescribe more frequent visits.

Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

Precautions

Always wash and rinse your hands before handling your lenses.

Store at room temperature.

Keep container tightly closed when not in use.

Use before the expiration date marked on the containers and cartons.

Adverse Reactions (Problems and What to Do)

The following problems may occur while wearing contact lenses:

  • Eyes stinging, burning or itching (irritation)
  • Excessive watering (tearing) of the eyes
  • Unusual eye secretions
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Reduced sharpness of vision (visual acuity)
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Dry eyes

If you notice any of the above:

IMMEDIATELY REMOVE AND EXAMINE YOUR LENSES. If the problem stops and the lenses appear to be undamaged, thoroughly clean, rinse and disinfect the lenses and reinsert them. If the problem continues or a lens appears to be damaged, IMMEDIATELY remove your lenses and IMMEDIATELY consult your eye care practitioner. Do not reinsert a damaged lens.

If any of the above symptoms occur, a serious condition such as infection, corneal ulcer, neovascularization or iritis may be present. Seek immediate professional identification of the problem and treatment to avoid serious eye damage. See your Instructions for Wearers booklet for more information.

Directions

Remove imprinted seal around bottleneck completely before use.

To Refresh Lenses

If minor irritation, discomfort or blurring occur while wearing lenses, place two drops in each eye and blink 2-3 times. Use as needed throughout the day while wearing lenses.

To Help Prevent Protein Buildup

Place 2 drops in each eye and blink 2-3 times, 4 times a day.

Lens Care

Always clean and disinfect your lenses when they are removed. To prevent contamination and to help avoid serious eye injury, always empty and rinse your lens case with fresh rinsing solution and allow to air dry.

How Supplied

Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops is supplied in a sterile 10 mL size.

The containers and cartons are marked with lot number and expiration date.

Lenses

Opti-free* Replenish* Rewetting Drops is indicated for use with daily, extended wear and disposable soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses and for fluorosilicone acrylate and silicone acrylate gas permeable and silicone hydrogel contact lenses.

Store at room temperature.

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