Duratears is a type of artificial tear that can lubricate your eyes to relieve dry eyes and protect against further eye irritation.
Duratears can be applied to the eyes as eye drops. Apply approximately 0.5-1 cm strip of ointment into the affected eyes 1-2 times daily as needed.
Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye. Hold the medication close to your eye with the other hand, and apply it to your eye between your lower lid and eyeball. Close the eye and roll the eyeball in all directions to spread the medication.
Common side effects of Duratears include blurred vision, burning and stinging of the eyes.
Common dosing schedule:
Duratears works better when administered at bedtime if used as once-daily dosing.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Duratears may interact with:
In Hong Kong, Duratears is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Duratears in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.