Understanding Refresh Liquigel® – Your Eye Health Companion

In our fast-paced lives, taking care of our eyes is often overlooked. The eyes play a crucial role in our daily activities, and any discomfort can affect our quality of life. To address this concern, Allergan Pharmaceuticals presents Refresh Liquigel®, a lubricant eye drop that offers relief for dry eyes and various related conditions. This article will provide you with all the essential information you need to know about Refresh Liquigel®.

What is Refresh Liquigel®?

Refresh Liquigel® is a specialized eye drop containing 10 mg/ml of carboxymethylcellulose sodium, a lubricating agent. This over-the-counter product is designed to provide relief for dry eyes, as well as alleviate burning, irritation, and discomfort associated with ocular dryness. Additionally, it serves as a lubricant for both soft and rigid gas-permeable contact lenses.

Before You Use Refresh Liquigel®

Before incorporating Refresh Liquigel® into your eye care routine, it is crucial to consider a few key points:

  • Hypersensitivity: Do not use Refresh Liquigel® if you are allergic to carboxymethylcellulose sodium or any other ingredients in the product.
  • External Use: This product is intended for external use only, so avoid using it for any other purpose.
  • Check the Solution: Always inspect the solution for any changes in color or cloudiness. If it appears altered, do not use it.
  • Consult a Doctor: If you experience eye pain, changes in vision, persistent redness, or irritation that worsens or lasts longer than 72 hours, consult your doctor.
  • Keep Out of Reach: Ensure that Refresh Liquigel® is stored out of the reach of children, and in case of accidental ingestion, seek immediate medical assistance.
  • Lens Wear: If you use contact lenses, discontinue their use if irritation develops and consult your doctor.
  • Expiration Date: Check the expiration date on the container and do not use it if it has expired.
  • Avoid Saliva: Never use saliva to wet your contact lenses or put them in your mouth.
  • Pediatric Use: The safety and effectiveness of Refresh Liquigel® in pediatric patients have not been established.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a healthcare professional before using Refresh Liquigel®.
  • Driving and Machinery: If you experience temporary blurred vision, refrain from driving or operating machinery until your vision clears.

Using Other Medicines with Refresh Liquigel®

Always inform your healthcare professional about any other medicines you are taking, including complementary or traditional remedies. When using another eye drop product alongside Refresh Liquigel®, make sure to administer them at least 5 minutes apart to avoid any potential interactions.

How to Use Refresh Liquigel®

Using Refresh Liquigel® is straightforward:

  • For dry eyes, instill 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed.
  • To lubricate and rewet contact lenses, apply 1 to 2 drops to each eye as needed, or as directed by your doctor, while the lenses are on the eye. Blink several times.

Possible Side Effects

While Refresh Liquigel® is generally well-tolerated, it can have side effects. These may include visual disturbances, eye discharge, redness, irritation, burning, discomfort, eyelid swelling, itching, eye pain, and more. If you experience any side effects, consult your healthcare professional.

Storing and Disposing of Refresh Liquigel®

To ensure the quality and safety of Refresh Liquigel®, follow these guidelines:

  • Store at or below 25°C.
  • Use within 30 days after opening.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the container to any surface, and always replace the cap after use.
  • Keep all medicines out of children’s reach.
  • Do not use the eye drops after the expiry date, and return any unused medicine to your pharmacist.

Presentation and Identification

Refresh Liquigel® is available in a 15 ml multiple-dose plastic container with a plastic tip and cap. It appears as a clear to slightly hazy, colorless to slightly yellow, viscous solution.

Refresh Liquigel® is your trusted companion in maintaining healthy and comfortable eyes. With its easy-to-use formula, it provides relief for dry eyes and various related discomforts. However, if you experience any adverse effects, always consult a healthcare professional. Your eye health is vital, and Refresh Liquigel® is here to help you maintain it.