Systane is a type of artificial tear that can lubricate your eyes to relieve burning and irritation due to dry eyes.
Systane can be applied to the eyes as eye drops. Instill 1-2 drops into the affected eye(s) as needed.
Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye. Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand, and drop 1 drop into your eyes between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes, and apply finger pressure to the inner corner of your eye for 1-2 minutes.
Common side effects of Systane include blurred vision, redness and stinging of eyes.
People who are allergic to Macrogol 400, Propylene glycol, or any component of the formulation.
Common dosing schedule:
Systane can be instilled at any time of a day.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Systane may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Systane 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 Systane 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.
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