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UV Lube Eye Drop

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Product introduction

UV Lube Eye Drop is a medicine used to relieve dry eyes. It helps to soothe the irritation and burning seen in dry eyes by reducing inflammation (redness and pain).

Use the number of drops as advised by your doctor. Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering any other medication in the same eye to avoid dilution. Do not use a bottle if the seal is broken before you open it. Always wash your hands before applying the medicine. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid. Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.

It may cause eye irritation and burning sensation immediately following the application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. Do not wear contact lenses while using it. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can do it safely.

Uses of UV Lube Eye Drop

Benefits of UV Lube Eye Drop

In 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. UV Lube Eye Drop soothes the eye and gives relief from burning sensation and discomfort. It also helps reduce pain and swelling in the eyes. If you wear soft contact lenses, you should remove them before applying UV Lube Eye Drop.

In Treatment of Malaria

UV Lube Eye Drop is used to treat malaria, a serious or life-threatening illness that is spread by a parasite that enters the human body by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It kills the infection causing parasite and stops further spread of the infection. Take it only as prescribed and refrain from taking any other medicines along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of UV Lube Eye Drop

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 UV Lube

  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea

How to use UV Lube Eye Drop

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 dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How UV Lube Eye Drop works

UV Lube Eye Drop helps in decreasing the production of the chemicals which cause inflammation and dryness of eyes. It is also believed to have a photo-protective effect against UV radiation, particularly UVB and UVA.

Safety advice

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UV Lube Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
UV Lube Eye Drop is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
UV Lube Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Sometimes UV Lube Eye Drop causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

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Quick tips

  • UV Lube Eye Drop helps relieve dry eyes.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop. 
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Minor burning/stinging/irritation may occur for 1-2 min after instilling the drops. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use it within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
4-Aminoquinoline derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Antimalarial- Aminoquinolines

Interaction with drugs

Taking UV Lube with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Cardisip

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Q. What is UV Lube Eye Drop and how it is good for the eyes?

UV Lube Eye Drop is used along with other eye drops to relieve irritation and burning sensation due to dryness in the eyes.

Q. Can I use UV Lube Eye Drop if I wear contact lenses?

If you usually wear contact lenses, do not wear them while you're using UV Lube Eye Drop. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using UV Lube Eye Drop. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.

Q. Can I use an eye drop along with UV Lube Eye Drop?

Always consult your doctor before using any eye drops along with UV Lube Eye Drop. It is advisable to give a gap of at least 10-15 minutes between the two medications.

Q. In which conditions the use of UV Lube Eye Drop should be avoided?

Use of UV Lube Eye Drop should be avoided in patients who are allergic to it or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are given this medicine for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?

You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, conjunctivitis, or an eyelid reaction. Also, you should inform the doctor if you have an eye injury or eye surgery.

Q. What is UV Lube Eye Drop and what it is used for?

UV Lube Eye Drop is an anti-malarial medicine that is used for the treatment and prevention of malaria.

Q. How long does it take for malaria symptoms to show?

Symptoms of malaria can develop as quickly as 7 days after you are bitten by an infected mosquito. Usually, the symptoms may take up to 7 to 18 days to appear (incubation periods) from the day of the infection. Initial symptoms of malaria are flu-like which include feeling hot and shivery, fever, muscle pains, vomiting, headaches, and diarrhea.

Q. Is it safe to use UV Lube Eye Drop for a long period of time?

If your doctor has prescribed you UV Lube Eye Drop for a longer period of time, you should get your eyes checked regularly. This is because chloroquine present in this medicine might cause blurred vision, difficulty reading (due to words disappearing), and a rare eye condition called retinopathy if taken for a longer period of time.

Q. Who should not use UV Lube Eye Drop?

Inform your doctor if you have psoriasis before taking UV Lube Eye Drop since it may make your condition worse.

Q. What are the side effects of UV Lube Eye Drop?

Some of the most common side effects of this medicine are stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and headache. These side effects can often be reduced by taking the medicine with food.

Q. Can chloroquine cure coronavirus (COVID-19)?

There is not enough medical data to prove that chloroquine is effective in treating COVID-19. Therefore it is advisable not to take UV Lube Eye Drop without consulting your doctor for treating COVID-19.

Q. Can I take antacids along with UV Lube Eye Drop?

If you take an antacid, give a gap of at least 4 hours between the two medications.

Q. What is the difference between hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine?

Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were both first approved for malaria. However, chloroquine tends to cause many more side effects than hydroxychloroquine. As a result, hydroxychloroquine is more commonly used today. Hydroxychloroquine is also approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, while chloroquine is not.

Q. How can you prevent yourself from getting malaria?

Malaria can be prevented by taking certain precautionary steps like covering your arms and legs to prevent mosquito bites, using a mosquito net and insect repellent. Check with your doctor whether you need to take malaria prevention tablets. If you do, make sure you take the right antimalarial tablets at the right dose and finish the proper course of treatment.

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Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: March, 2023

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