Ilube eye drops are used to relieve dry eye symptoms caused by impaired tear production. They break down mucus and lubricate the eye offering relief from symptoms.
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Ilube eye drops contain the active ingredient acetylcysteine 50 mg/ml (5 % w/v). A regular dose is one or two drops administered three to four times each day.
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Ilube eye drops act as an artificial tear to help treat dry eyes. They contain the active ingredient acetylcysteine which works to break down any sticky mucus so that the eye is more easily lubricated. A course of Ilube usually consists of one or two drops administered to the affected eye between three to four times each day.
- Treats dry eyes
- Breaks down mucus
- Acts as artificial tears
The eyes are delicate organs that require constant lubrication in order for them to be able to perform at their best. Our tears are composed of water, oils, mucus, antibodies and proteins all of which are secreted from glands surrounding the eye. The balance can be upset by a number of things such as contact lenses, climate, certain medications and hormonal changes. If tear production is disrupted so that not enough tears are produced, or they evaporate too quickly, the person can be left with dry eye syndrome. The condition can be irritating and painful as eyes feel gritty and sore they may also appear red, eyelids may stick together and vision may seem blurry.
This common condition, also known as keratoconjunctivitis, can be contracted by anyone, although it is more frequently seen in women, older people and those who wear contact lenses. In some cases dry eye syndrome can lead to conjunctivitis or an inflamed cornea and may require specialist attention.
Severe cases can lead to an extreme sensitivity to light sources known as photophobia and even a deterioration in vision. Dry eyes cannot be cured but symptoms might improve if certain factors are addressed. This might include getting treatment for an underlying medical condition, altering certain medications, avoiding damaging environments such as air conditioned rooms and improving your diet. You might want to seek treatment for your dry eyes if the symptoms are causing you pain or interfering with your day-to-day life.
Ilube eye drops are used to treat dry eyes when insufficient amounts of tears are being produced. The active ingredient acetylcysteine is combined with hypromellose in order to soothe the eyes by increasing lubrication and acting as artificial tears. The drops also work to break down any sticky mucus which could be impeding tear production or distribution.
Immediate medical attention should be sought if dry eye symptoms persist or become worse when Ilube eye drops are being used.
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How to use Ilube
You should always carefully follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist when using a new medicine.
- Use as directed.
- Wash your hands before use.
- The regular prescribed dose tends to be one or two drops administered to the affected eye/s, three to four times a day.
- Tilt your head back.
- Position the dropper close to your eye. Use a mirror if you find it helps.
- Make sure that the dropper does not come into contact with the eye or the surrounding area. As doing so can contaminate the dropper.
- Gently pull the lower eyelid downwards to create a space between your eyelid and your eye.
- Press on the dropper so that one or two drops of medication are administered to the area.
- Keep the eye closed for around 30 seconds.
- If the drop/s miss the eye, try again.
- Repeat for your other eye, if required.
If you are unsure of the dosage you should use or how to administer Ilube eye drops, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Ilube side effects
Not all Ilube users notice side effects. Nonetheless, it is important to make yourself familiar with the nature of them before you begin treatment. This is so that you can seek the appropriate medical attention, if required.
Irritation, itchiness or redness.
Consult the patient information leaflet for further details on the side effects.
Taking it with other medicines
You should provide the doctor with details of any medicines you are taking or have recently taken. This includes herbal remedies and medication which does not require a prescription.
Conditions to look out for
It is important to provide the consulting doctor with details of any past or present medical conditions.
Ilube eye drops are not designed to be used at the same time as wearing contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, these should be removed before eye drop administration. Contact lenses should only be replaced 15 minutes after the eye drops have been used.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Check with your doctor before using Ilube if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive.
Driving and using machines
Your sight may be temporarily affected following use of Ilube. Do not use machines or drive until your sight has returned to normal.
Ilube and contact lenses
These drops should not be used while contact lenses are being worn. You will need for wait for at least 15 minutes after use before putting your lenses back in.
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Can I still drink alcohol?
There are no known interactions between Ilube and alcohol.
Will I still be able to drive?
Eye drops can cause your eyes to blur for a short while. Make sure that your sight is back to normal before driving or operating machinery.
Can I take the medicine while pregnant?
Speak to your doctor about using Ilube if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are breastfeeding.
How should I store it?
Store away from children and under 25°C. The bottle lid should be kept securely closed.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
The ingredients in Ilube include acetylcysteine, hypromellose, disodium edetate, benzalkonium chloride, sodium hydroxide and purified water. Do not use this product if you have an allergy to any of these substances.
Is it available over-the-counter?
In order to purchase Ilube from our pharmacy you are required to complete a brief medical consultation with a doctor.
Is it right for me?
Our prescription renewal service is ideal for patients who want to order their regular treatment online, and get it delivered to their home. Take our medical questionnaire, and your answers will be checked by a doctor. Once they approve your order an electronic prescription will be sent to our UK-based pharmacy who will dispense your item. We use a tracked courier service to deliver your product so you know when the package will reach your door.
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