PROSDROP can be used in adult men and women (including the elderly) and in children from birth to 18 years of age. PROSDROP has not been investigated in prematurely born infants (less than 36 weeks gestation).
Talk to the doctor (or the doctor treating the child) or the pharmacist before taking PROSDROP or before giving this to the child if the patient thinks any of the following apply to them or the child: If the patient or the child is about to have or have had eye surgery (including cataract surgery).
If the patient or the child suffers from eye problems (such as eye pain, irritation or inflammation, blurred vision).
If the patient or the child suffers from dry eyes.
If the patient or the child has severe asthma or the asthma is not well controlled.
If the patient or the child wears contact lenses. The patient can still use PROSDROP, but follow the instruction for contact lens wearers in Dosage & Administration.
If the patient has suffered or is currently suffering from a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
PROSDROP contains benzalkonium chloride: PROSDROP contains a preservative called benzalkonium chloride. This preservative may cause eye irritation or disruption to the surface of the eye. Benzalkonium chloride can be absorbed by contact lenses and is known to discolour soft contact lenses. Therefore, avoid contact with soft contact lenses.
If the patient or the child wears contact lenses, they should be removed before using PROSDROP. After using PROSDROP the patient should wait 15 minutes before putting the contact lenses back in. See the instructions for contact lens wearers in Dosage & Administration.
Driving and using machines: When the patient uses PROSDROP they might have blurred vision, for a short time. If this happens to the patient, do not drive or use any tools or machines until the vision becomes clear again.