Refresh (eye lubricant) is an over the counter eye lubricant used to relieve burning, irritation, and discomfort caused by dry eyes. Refresh belongs to the class of medications called ocular lubricants. Refresh is a carefully formulated solution that works by adding some of the same elements that your tears naturally have. This helps your tear film work more effectively to protect the surface of your eyes, and in turn reduce symptoms caused by dry eyes. You should not use Refresh to treat or prevent an eye infection. Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they worsen.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Refresh from Canada manufactured by Allergan. The generic version is not available. Refresh is available in several formats:
• Refresh Tears 0.5%/15 ml;
• Refresh Liquigel 2 x 15 ml;
• Refresh Optive Fusion 10 ml;
• Refresh Eye Allergy Relief 15 ml;
• Refresh Contacts Moisture 15 ml;
• Refresh Redness Relief 15 ml;
• Refresh Endura 20 x 0.4 ml;
• Refresh Tears Disposable 30 x 0.4 ml;
• Refresh Optive Advanced Sensitive 30 x 0.4 ml;
• Refresh Optive Fusion Sensitive 30 x 0.4 ml
Common side effects of Refresh may include mild eye burning or irritation, itching or redness of your eyes, watery eyes, blurred vision, or an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Contact your doctor immediately if you notice more serious side effects such as:
• Eye pain;
• Severe burning, stinging, or eye irritation after using this medication;
• Vision changes
This is not a complete list of side effects. If you notice any other side effects not listed here, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
You should not use Refresh if you are allergic to any ingredients listed in this medication. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use Refresh if you have any type of infection in your eye. Refresh is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using this medication if you are pregnant. It is not known whether this medication will pass into breast milk, or if it will harm a nursing baby. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication if you are breast-feeding. Do not use this medicine while wearing contact lenses. Refresh may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this medicine before putting in your contact lenses. Wash your hands before applying the eye drops. Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or ointment tube. Do not place the tip directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper or tube tip can infect your eye, which can lead to serious vision problems. Refresh may cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly. Do not use other eye medications unless your doctor tells you to. It is not likely that any medications that you take orally or inject will interact with medication used in the eyes. Regardless, tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are currently taking or have recently taken in order to reduce the risk of any possible interactions.
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