Systane Ultra Ophthalmic Solution is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that are used to treat dryness of eyes. It relieves redness and swelling of the eye and provides temporary relief from burning and discomfort due to dryness of eyes. It also provides lubrication to the eyes.
Systane Ultra Ophthalmic Solution is to be used only in the affected eye in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
The most common side effects include itching, irritation, blurred vision and stinging sensation at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your ears, nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after use of this medicine as it may cause blurred vision which may affect your ability to drive.
USES OF SYSTANE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION
- Dry eyes
SIDE EFFECTS OF SYSTANE OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION
Common side effects of Systane
- Blurred vision
- Stinging sensation
HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?
The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.
Coping with IrritationIf you feel this medicine is causing mood or behavior changes, speak to your doctor as you may need a change of medicine. There are also some things you can do yourself. Eat well, do relaxation or deep breathing exercises and practice regular exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or yoga. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar as these can all cause mood swings or make them worse. A good night’s sleep can also help. It often helps to talk to a friend or family member even if you find this difficult. If it bothers you, consult with your doctor.
Coping with Blurred visionYou can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.
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