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Polyvinyl Alcohol (Including Pvp)

INFORMATION

Uses

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

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)