Treating dry eyes. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Artificial Tear Ointment is an eye lubricant. It works by providing tear-like lubrication for relief of dry eyes and eye irritation.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Artificial Tear Ointment. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Artificial Tear Ointment. Because little, if any, of Artificial Tear Ointment is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
Ask your health care provider if Artificial Tear Ointment may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Artificial Tear Ointment as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Artificial Tear Ointment.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Blurred vision.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; eye pain; irritation; redness; worsening of your condition.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Artificial Tear Ointment:
Store Artificial Tear Ointment at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Artificial Tear Ointment out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Artificial Tear Ointment. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.