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Duratears

Last updated on 03/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Lanolin + Liquid paraffin + Paraffin white soft

CHINESE NAME: 淚膜

DRUG CLASS: Eye lubricant

SUB CLASS: Artificial tears

USED FOR: Dry eyes

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 30mg/30mg/1g (eye ointment)

What is Duratears for?

Duratears is a type of artificial tear that can lubricate your eyes to relieve dry eyes and protect against further eye irritation.

How to use it?

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 into your eye between your lower lid and eyeball. Close the eye and roll the eyeball in all directions to spread the medication.

What are the side effects of Duratears?

Common side effects of Duratears include blurred vision, burning and stinging of the eyes.

Who should not take Duratears?

People who are allergic to Lanolin, Paraffin, or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Wash hands before and after use.
– Remove contact lenses prior to administration, and wait 15 minutes before reinserting.
– Separate administration of other ophthalmic agents by at least 5-10 minutes.
– To avoid contamination, do not touch the tip of the tube to the eye or any other surface.
– Avoid driving or other activities requiring clear vision until drug effects are realized as it may cause blurred vision.

Common dosing schedule:
Duratears works better when administering 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:
No known significant interactions.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Duratears in Hong Kong?

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

Need more information?

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.