Polyvinyl Alcohol (Including Pvp)
Polyvinyl Alcohol (Including Pvp) is used in the treatment of dry eye
How it works
Polyvinyl alcohol, a nonionic surfactant, is used as a stabilising agent, lubricant and as an agent to increase viscosity in pharmaceutical manufacturing. In eye preparations, polyvinyl alcohol is used to increase the viscosity and thereby prolonging contact time of the active ingredient with the eye. It is often found in artificial tears preparations for dry eye and in contact lens solutions.
Common side effects
Blurred vision, Burning sensation in eye, Stinging sensation