Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic)

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Refresh Liquigel Lubricant Drops Safety

I wear Day & Night Brand soft contacts. Is it safe to use the Refresh Liquigel Lubricant eye drops while contacts are in my eyes so I can alleviate dry eye at work. I have used the Refresh Contacts Brand but i purchased the wrong box (box of 2, very e...
by Pattie J in New Castle, DE, 03/14/2006

Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic)

Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification


Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic) Brandname

Refresh Plus, Refresh Liquigel, Theratears, Refresh Tears, Tears Again, Tears Again Night & Day

Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Carboxymethylcellulose (kar-BOX-ee-meth-el-SELL-yoo-lose) Treats and prevents irritation caused by dry eyes.

When To Not Use Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to carboxymethylcellulose.

How Should You Use Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic)

Liquid, Gel/Jelly, Drop

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • If the medicine has changed color or looks cloudy, do not use it.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Do not let the tip of the dropper touch your eye. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball.
  • Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute.
  • Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
  • If you are using the single-use container, open a new container for each dose of this medicine. Open the container by completely twisting off the tab. Do not pull the tab off. After using the medicine, dispose of the container and any medicine left in it. Do not keep any leftover medicine to use later.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If your symptoms do not get better within 3 days or if they get worse, call your doctor.
  • You may have blurred vision for a short time after using a dose of Celluvisc®. This is normal. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you cannot see well.
  • If you hurt your eye, develop an eye infection, or need to have eye surgery, talk with your doctor right away. You may need to change your medicine or stop using it.

Refresh Liquigel (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Changes in your vision
  • Pain in your eye

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