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Systane eye drops are an over counter medication used to restore the delicate lipid layer in your eyes by replenishing essential moisture. It contains Polyethylene glycol and Propylene glycol as its active ingredients and is used as a lubricating agent to temporarily relieve dry eye symptoms such as burning, irritation, stinging, grittiness, foreign body sensation, and other environmental factors.
Systane Lubricant Eye Drops can help relieve symptoms of dry eye and improve overall eye comfort. It can be a helpful solution for those who experience dryness in their eyes.
Uses and Dosage
Take Systane as prescribed to you by your health care provider, or as specified on the label. Wash your hands before applying the lubricant to your eyes. Systane comes as Eye Lubricant drop and here is below the guideline on how to use it.
- Avoid touching the dropper or top of the ointment tube to prevent contamination.
- Tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to create a pouch.
- Only use as many drops as you have been instructed to by your doctor. However, mostly it is recommended to apply 1 or 2 drops of the lubricant directly into the eye.
- Close your eye for 1 or 2 minutes and place gentle pressure near the corner of the eye near the nose.
- Roll your eye in all directions to spread the medication.
- Use other eye medications at least 5 minutes after applying Systane Eye Lubricant.
- Blot away any extra ointment from around the eye with a clean tissue.
Common Side Effects of Systane (Propylene glycol- non-Rx):
- Discomfort in the eyes
- Irritation of the eyes
- Itching of eyes
- Redness of eyes
- Dryness of eyes
Serious Side Effects of Synthroid (Propylene glycol- non-Rx):
- Blurred vision
- Changes in vision
- Continued eye redness/irritation.
- Eye pain
- Increased sensitivity of eyes to light.
- Matting or stickiness of eyelashes.
- Redness of the eye
- Swelling of eyelids.
- Watering of eyes.
Form and Strength
Systane (Propylene glycol- non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Systane: Eye Lubricant
- No dose
- There may be possible adverse reactions or side effects from using Systane. Consult with your physician for medical advice.
- Ophthalmic drugs like Systane may have a role in causing allergic contact dermatitis. If you experience any skin rash or irritation after using this medication or any other ophthalmic drug, consult with your doctor.
- Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or ointment tube or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated tip can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems.
- After you apply Systane, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you can do it safely.
- Do not use Systane and call your pharmacist if the medicine looks cloudy or has changed color.
- Avoid using other medications in your eyes while using Systane. If your eyes do not show any significant changes in 3 days, stop using this medication.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How often can I use Systane Complete?
Over the counter eye drops such as Systane Complete are typically used as needed up to four times a day or as recommended by your Eye Doctor.
How many drops of Systane can you use?
You can use it as needed. We recommend 1-2 drops per eye per use.
How long can you use Systane eye drops?
Systane can be used for 3 months after opening if the product has not expired.
It's important to purchase Systane from verified Canadian pharmacy.