Genteal Gel belongs to a class of medicines called eye lubricants or artificial tears. It is available as eye drops. It is used to soothe irritation, burning and discomfort of dry eye conditions. One may experience such conditions because of deficient tear production, infrequent blinking, smoke, wind, pollution, extended use of computer screen or television, medical treatment or dry atmospheric conditions. Genteal Gel may also be used to aid insertion of lenses or to make the lenses more comfortable while wearing.
Q. Is Genteal Gel effective?
Genteal Gel is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Genteal Gel too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. How should Genteal Gel be used?
If you are using it for dry eyes, instil 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed. If you are using it to lubricate soft and rigid gas-permeable lenses, apply 1 to 2 drops to each eye with the lenses on as needed or as directed by your doctor. Blink several times after pouring the drops. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.
Q. In which conditions is the use of Genteal Gel avoided?
Use of Genteal Gel should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Genteal Gel or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Genteal Gel for the first time, consult your doctor.
Q. What are the side effects of Genteal Gel?
You may experience visual disturbances and eye discharge while using this medicine. Some other side effects of this medicine include redness of the eye, eye irritation, burning and discomfort, eyelid swelling and itching of the eye. If any of these side effects bother you, please consult your doctor.
Q. How should Genteal Gel be stored?
Store at or below 25°C and out of the reach of children. Do not touch the tip of the container to any surface or eye(s), Replace the cap after every use. Remember not to use the eye drops after the expiry date or after 30 days of opening it.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Apr 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.