What is Oculotect® (polyvidone) used for?
Oculotect® is commonly used for the treatment of dry eye; keratoconjunctivitis sicca; eye affections of all types; irritations due to dust, smoke or light; drying of the cornea due to heat or wind; corneal erosions; prophylaxis of catarrhal disease of conjunctiva.
How should I take Oculotect® (polyvidone)?
Oculotect® eye drops contain a sterile solution until the original closure is broken. The tip of the container should not come into contact with any surface including the eye, as this may cause injury to the eye and contaminate the solution.
To use eye drops, you should:
- Wash your hands.
- Remove one of the single-dose containers from the strip.
- Place the remaining single-dose containers back in the carton.
- Open the single-dose container by twisting off the tip. Do not touch the tip after opening the container.
- Lean your head back.
- Pull down your lower eyelid with your finger and hold the container in your other hand. Squeeze the container so that one drop falls into the eye.
- Close your eyes and press the tip of one finger against the inner corner of the eye for around 1-2 minutes. This will prevent the drop running through the tear duct into your throat and most of the drop will remain in the eye. If necessary, repeating steps 5 to 7 with your other eye.
- Discard the container after use.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How do I store Oculotect® (polyvidone)?
Oculotect® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Oculotect® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Oculotect® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Oculotect® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Oculotect® (polyvidone)?
Before using this drug, you should notice that:
- If irritation of the dry eye persists or worsens, treatment should be discontinued and the patient should consult the physician/ ophthalmologist.
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of ingredients of Oculotect®, do not use this medicine before talking to your doctor.
- You need to apply any other medicinal products to your eyes together with Oculotect®, you should wait at least 5 minutes between applying each product and always apply Oculotect® last.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Oculotect® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Oculotect®.
What side effects can occur from Oculotect® (polyvidone)?
Like all medicines, Oculotect® can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects are:
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Oculotect® (polyvidone)?
Oculotect® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Oculotect® (polyvidone)?
Oculotect® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Oculotect® (polyvidone)?
Oculotect® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Oculotect® (polyvidone).
What is the dose of Oculotect® (polyvidone) for an adult?
The recommended dose is one drop into the conjunctival sac of the eye 4 times daily, or as required, depending upon the severity of the condition.
The contents of a singledose container are sufficient for one administration into the left and right eye.
The singledose containers must be discarded immediately after use. Unused contents must not be stored.
What is the dose of Oculotect® (polyvidone) for a child?
The usual dose is one drop in the eye four times daily or as required.
How is Oculotect® (polyvidone) available?
Oculotect® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Solution; Ophthalmic; Povidone K 25 5%
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Oculotect®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: February 18, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019