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What is Genteal Eye?

Genteal Eye Drops is used for Burning, Irritation and discomfort of dry eye conditions, Extended use of computer screen or television, Dry atmospheric conditions, Insertion of hard contact lenses and increase comfort during wear, Deficient tear production, Infrequent blinking and other conditions. Genteal Eye Drops may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Genteal Eye Drops contains Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose as an active ingredient.
Genteal Eye Drops works by reducing dryness and irritation by wetting and lubricating the surface of eye.
Novartis India manufactures Genteal Eye Drops.
Detailed information related to Genteal Eye Drops's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Genteal Eye Drops Uses

Genteal Eye Drops is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1
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Genteal Eye Drops Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Genteal Eye Drops improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 2, 3

Genteal Eye Drops - Composition and Active Ingredients

Genteal Eye Drops is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Genteal Eye Drops - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Genteal Eye Drops. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 4
Learn more: Side-effects

Genteal Eye Drops - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Genteal Eye Drops, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

Genteal Eye Drops - Drug Interactions

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

Genteal Eye Drops - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Genteal Eye Drops is a contraindication. In addition, Genteal Eye Drops should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Learn more: Contraindications

Where to Buy Genteal Eye Drops

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Genteal Eye Drops - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Genteal Eye Drops safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Genteal Eye Drops safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Genteal Eye Drops be used for burning, irritation and discomfort of dry eye conditions and extended use of computer screen or television?
    Yes, burning, irritation and discomfort of dry eye conditions and extended use of computer screen or television are among the most common reported uses for Genteal Eye Drops. Please do not use Genteal Eye Drops for burning, irritation and discomfort of dry eye conditions and extended use of computer screen or television without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Genteal Eye Drops.
  • How long do I need to use Genteal Eye Drops before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported same day and 2 weeks as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Genteal Eye Drops. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Genteal Eye Drops.
  • Should I consume Genteal Eye Drops empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Genteal Eye Drops anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Genteal Eye Drops.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Genteal Eye Drops medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Genteal Eye Drops. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Genteal Eye Drops

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 5, 6, 7, 8

Overdosage of Genteal Eye Drops

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Genteal Eye Drops, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 9, 10, 11

Storage of Genteal Eye Drops

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Genteal Eye Drops.
References: 12, 13, 14, 15

Expired Genteal Eye Drops

  • Taking a single dose of expired Genteal Eye Drops is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 16, 17

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Genteal Eye Drops - Packages and Strengths

Genteal Eye Drops is available in the following packages and strengths
Genteal Eye Drops - Packages: 10 ml
Genteal Eye Drops - Strengths: 10ML

Genteal Eye Drops - Manufacturers

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Genteal Eye Drops - Demographic Information


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  2. US Pat. No. 5,679,713 - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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