Oftolik eye drops: manual, price, review, counterparts
Oftolik is a medicine in the form of drops to the eye, which is designed to moisturize the eyes and relieve their redness. Its use promotes the production of tear fluid in the normal amount and stabilization of the tear film.
Has keratoplasticheskie action, that is, moisturizes and protects the cornea of the organ of vision. It contains components such as povidone and polyvinyl alcohol having the characteristics of lubricants that helps to eliminate eye irritation. The absorption of drops is minimal (after 4 hours after applying the drops of substances included in their composition, can generally not be detected in the blood plasma).
The composition and form of issue
Oftolik available in bottles whose volume can be 10 ml and 5 ml. the Main components are palinology alcohol and povidone. Auxiliary ingredients – benzalkonium chloride, disodium edetate, sodium chloride, water.
Indications for use
- the occurrence of «dry eye syndrome»;
- the appearance of uncomfortable sensations that are a consequence of dryness of the eye;
- the decrease in the allocation of tear fluid (act as artificial tears);
- the appearance of other symptoms, requiring for their elimination moisturize the eyes.
Used in rehabilitation period after surgery (or laser surgery) eyes.
Method of application
Before instillation wash hands thoroughly. The vial with drops need to be shaken before use. Remember that we can not allow the contact of the tip of the bottle with any surface, as otherwise infection may still occur. Buried drops (1-2 in each eye), with the head thrown back and drawn the lower eyelid. Depending on how pronounced the symptoms, you can repeat the procedure a day up to 4 times. The duration of treatment can be up to 3 weeks. This period should be seen by a doctor who will assess the effect of treatment.
It is not recommended to use drops to people who have high sensitivity to active components of the drops. With caution used in pregnancy because data on its effect on the fetus are not yet available.
If you use this drug may cause allergies, which is manifested by pain, blurred vision, redness of the eye. When there are similar uncomfortable symptoms, you should immediately stop using the drops and consult an ophthalmologist. Also drops should discontinue use if you change the color of the solution or its blurred because you can infect the eye.
Overdose this can not be. However, it should not exceed the dosage to avoid negative effects. And use the drug should only as directed by your doctor.
Interaction with other drugs
Since the active substances of the droplets are able to interact with components of other drugs, to use with other droplets is impossible. For example, getting a polyvinyl acid to a weak acid solution can cause softening of the component, and getting in a strong acid leads to destruction of the component. During the interaction of drops with phosphates precipitate occurs, and brown – the transformation of a solution into a gel. Povidone can reduce the effectiveness of many preservatives.
Use Italica must be in accordance with the basic requirements:
- before burying, you need to remove the lens, which can be worn 20 minutes after hydration;
- to avoid contamination of the drug to make sure that the tip of the dropper bottle not interacted with different objects;
- opened vial should be used within 1 month;
- if the result of applying the drops the pain persists, the vision deteriorates and many of the symptoms do not disappear within 72 hours, their use should be stopped, and then contact an ophthalmologist.
Important! Not immediately after using Italica to use lenses, because the tool is composed of benzalkonium chloride.
Positive. Drops Oftolik well at the «dry eye syndrome». They eliminate redness and irritation. In most cases, do not cause discomfort after instillation. There are no preservatives. Easy to use and available in pharmacies.
Negative. Some customers of the drug was an allergic reaction — my eyes were parched and there was a burning sensation.
Similar Italica are the following drops:
- Visine Pure tears.
In the Russian pharmacies price drops is in the range of 200 — 280 rubles.