Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel


Introduction

Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel is a prescription medicine used to treat symptoms of dry eyes. It lubricates the eyes. This way it provides temporary relief from burning and discomfort caused by dry eyes. It also reduces redness and swelling of the eye.

Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel 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 use it too much or too little than the prescribed amount. Use it in the exact dose and duration as advised by the doctor.

Use of this medicine may cause itching, irritation, and stinging sensation at the application site. These are usually temporary and resolve with time. However, if they persist or get worse, inform your doctor. In case of accidental contact with your ears, nose, or mouth, immediately rinse it with water.
Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients in this medicine or if you are taking any other medication. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after using this medicine as it may cause temporary blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Systane Eye Gel

Benefits of Systane Eye Gel

In Treatment of Dry eyes

Dry eyes is a condition in which your eyes do not produce enough tears to keep them moist. It can be caused by sitting in front of the computer for a long time, certain medications or environmental conditions. Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel adds moisture to your eyes and keeps them lubricated. This gives relief from burning sensation and discomfort due to dryness of the eyes. If you wear soft contact lenses, you should remove them before applying Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel.

Side effects of Systane Eye Gel

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Systane

  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Stinging sensation
  • Blurred vision

How to use Systane Eye Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.

How Systane Eye Gel works

Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel is a combination of two lubricating medicines: Polyethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol, which treats dry eyes. They work similar to natural tears and provide temporary relief from burning and discomfort due to dryness of the eye.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Systane Eye Gel?

If you miss a dose of Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel to reduce dryness in the eyes.
  • To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the medication. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink or rub your eye.
  • Make sure to use it within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
  • Try to keep your environment less dry by reducing excessive use of room heaters or using a humidifier.
  • Wear glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes from wind and dust when out in a hot, dry climate.
  • Rest your eyes by taking regular breaks if you spend long periods in front of a screen.

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Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Patient concerns

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Suffering from severe dry eyes during traveling please tell me the solution
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
Start using lubricant ( systane ultra) every 2 hours while travelling
My moms left eye is wet all the time n also itches please suggest medicines she has a fracture in leg so she can't be taken to Hosp. Please help
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
allergy or dry eye can cause itching. you can try using systane ultra one drop 4 times/day in both eyes
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FAQs

Q. How to use Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel?

Wash your hands before applying Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel, to avoid contamination. Do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel. For applying Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel, tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel.

Q. Can the use of Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel cause blurry vision?

Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel can make your eyes blurred for a short period of time. Avoid driving or operating machinery just after using Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Systane Gel Drop Lubricant Eye Gel?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Medscape. Polyethylene Glycol+Propylene Glycol. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. DailyMed. Polyethylene Glycol+Propylene Glycol. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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