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Genteal Artificial Tears Gel is an artificial tear that offers temporary relief from dry eye symptoms of burning and irritation and protection against further irritation. The gel contains hypromellose, a polymer that works by thickening the gel to help it stay on the surface of the eyes longer, providing longer-lasting relief.
Use and Dosage
Place one or two drops of Genteal Artificial Tears Gel directly over the affected eye and gently close the eye for one or two minutes. The gel can be used as needed throughout the day and can also be applied before bed to provide nighttime protection.
To use Genteal Artificial Tears Gel:
- Wash your hands before using the eye gel.
- Squeeze the prescribed or recommended amount of gel into the affected eye(s), usually one or two drops, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
- Tilt your head back and look up.
- Gently pull down the lower eyelid to form a pouch.
- Hold the tube over the eye and apply the gel to the inside of the lower eyelid.
- Close your eyes gently and keep them closed for a few minutes to allow the gel to spread over the eye.
- If you need to use the gel in both eyes, repeat the process for the other eye.
Do not touch the tip of the tube to any surface, including the eye, to avoid contamination. Additionally, do not use the eye gel if it appears to be discolored or if the tube has been open for longer than the recommended period.
Common Side Effects of Genteal Artificial Tears Gel (Hypromellose Gel - non-Rx):
- Eye irritation or redness
- Blurred vision or other vision changes
- Sensitivity to light
- Mild stinging or burning in the eyes
- Feeling like there is something in your eye
- Watery eyes or discharge from the eyes
Serious Side Effects of Genteal Artificial Tears Gel (Hypromellose Gel - non-Rx):
- Eye pain
- Severe burning, stinging, or eye irritation after using the medicine
- Vision changes
Forms and Strength
Genteal Artificial Tears Gel (Hypromellose Gel - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Genteal Artificial Tears Gel: Eye Gel
- Some people may experience an allergic reaction to Genteal Artificial Tears Gel, which can cause symptoms such as swelling, itching, and hives. In severe cases, an allergic reaction can lead to difficulty breathing and other life-threatening symptoms.
- If the applicator or dropper comes into contact with bacteria or other microorganisms, it can lead to eye infections. Symptoms of an eye infection may include redness, swelling, discharge, and vision changes.
- Prolonged use of Genteal Artificial Tears Gel may lead to the formation of corneal ulcers, which are open sores on the surface of the eye. Symptoms of a corneal ulcer may include pain, redness, and vision changes.
- In rare cases, use of Genteal Artificial Tears Gel may cause changes in vision, such as double vision or loss of vision. These symptoms may also be a sign of an underlying condition or an allergic reaction.
- If Genteal Artificial Tears Gel is used improperly or if the dropper or applicator comes into contact with the eye, it can cause eye trauma. Symptoms of eye trauma may include pain, swelling, and vision changes.
- In rare cases, use of Genteal Artificial Tears Gel may cause irritation or swelling of the eyelids.
- If you are using contact lenses, you should remove them before applying the eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
- Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including your eye, to avoid contamination.
- Store the product in a cool, dry place and keep it out of the reach of children.
- If you are using any other eye drops or ointments, you should wait at least 10 minutes before using Genteal Artificial Tears Gel.
- Do not use Genteal Artificial Tears Gel if the solution has changed color, become cloudy, or contains particles.
- Discard the product after using it for one month after opening.
- If you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking any other medications, consult with a healthcare professional before using the gel.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How often can I use Genteal Artificial Tears Gel?
The frequency of use may vary depending on the severity of your dry eye symptoms and your healthcare professional's recommendation. It is safe to use Genteal Artificial Tears Gel as needed but follow the instructions on the product label or consult with a healthcare professional for personalized guidance.
Can I use Genteal Artificial Tears Gel if I wear contact lenses?
Yes, Genteal Artificial Tears Gel can be used with contact lenses. Remove your contact lenses before applying the gel and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
Can I use Genteal Artificial Tears Gel while pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with a healthcare professional before using Genteal Artificial Tears Gel to ensure it is safe for you and your baby.
Can I use Genteal Artificial Tears Gel with other eye drops or medications?
Before using Genteal Artificial Tears Gel along with other eye drops or medications, consult with a healthcare professional. They can provide guidance on proper usage and potential interactions.
It's important to purchase Genteal Artificial Tears Gel from verified Canadian pharmacy.