Carbomer


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Dry eye.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Ophth As 0.2-0.3% gel: Instill 1 drop into affected eye 3-4 times/day or as required.
Dosage Details
Ophthalmic
Dry eye
Adult: As 0.2-0.3% gel: Instill 1 drop into the conjunctival fold of affected eye 3-4 times daily or as required, depending upon the severity of condition.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Blurred vision, eyelid margin crusting, corneal irritation, increased lacrimation; periorbital and conjunctival oedema; ocular discomfort, pain, pruritus, and hyperaemia; contact dermatitis.
Patient Counseling Information
Remove contact lenses prior to application. This drug may cause transient blurring of vision, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
Action
Description: Carbomer is a polymer of acrylic acid cross-linked w/ polyalkenyl ethers of sugars and polyalcohols. It is used as a tear substitute in the management of dry eyes. Additionally, it is used as suspending agent, gel base, emulsifier, and binding agent in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Absorption is negligible in ocular tissues.
Distribution: Rapidly spreads over the conjunctiva and cornea forming a lubricating film w/ prolonged contact time.
Storage
Store below 25°C.
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