Duratears Eye Ointment

Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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What is Duratears?

Duratears Eye Ointment is used for Dry skin, Rough skin, Scaly skin, Itchy skin, Minor skin irritations, Skin problems and other conditions. Duratears Eye Ointment may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Duratears Eye Ointment contains Anhydrous Liquid Lanolin and White Petrolatum as active ingredients.
Duratears Eye Ointment works by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin; forming an oily layer on the skin;
Alcon Couvreur Sa manufactures Duratears Eye Ointment.
Detailed information related to Duratears Eye Ointment's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Duratears Eye Ointment Uses

Duratears Eye Ointment is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2
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Duratears Eye Ointment Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Duratears Eye Ointment improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 1, 2

Duratears Eye Ointment - Composition and Active Ingredients

Duratears Eye Ointment 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.

Duratears Eye Ointment - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Duratears Eye Ointment. 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: 3
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Duratears Eye Ointment - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Duratears Eye Ointment, 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.
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Use sunscreen or protective clothing to protect skin from sun rays
  • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
  • wash your hands before and after applying Duratears Eye Ointment. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Duratears Eye Ointment. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
  • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
  • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

Duratears Eye Ointment - Drug Interactions

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

Duratears Eye Ointment - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Duratears Eye Ointment is a contraindication. In addition, Duratears Eye Ointment should not be used if you have the following conditions:
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Where to Buy Duratears Eye Ointment

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Duratears Eye Ointment - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Duratears Eye Ointment safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • White Petrolatum: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Anhydrous Liquid Lanolin: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Duratears Eye Ointment safe while breastfeeding?
    • White Petrolatum: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Anhydrous Liquid Lanolin: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Duratears Eye Ointment be used for dry skin and rough skin?
    Yes, dry skin and rough skin are among the most common reported uses for Duratears Eye Ointment. Please do not use Duratears Eye Ointment for dry skin and rough skin without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Duratears Eye Ointment.
  • 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 Duratears Eye Ointment 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 Duratears Eye Ointment. 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 Duratears Eye Ointment

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: 4, 5, 6, 7

Overdosage of Duratears Eye Ointment

  • 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 Duratears Eye Ointment, 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: 8, 9, 10

Storage of Duratears Eye Ointment

  • 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 Duratears Eye Ointment.
References: 11, 12, 13, 14

Expired Duratears Eye Ointment

  • Taking a single dose of expired Duratears Eye Ointment 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: 15, 16

Dosage Information

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

Questions - Duratears Eye Ointment

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Duratears Eye Ointment - Packages and Strengths

Duratears Eye Ointment is available in the following packages and strengths
Duratears Eye Ointment - Packages: 3.5g Tube

Duratears Eye Ointment - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Duratears Eye Ointment - Demographic Information


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  2. DHPA Lanolin Cream. (2014). Retrieved July 27, 2016, from Lansinoh: - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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  8. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  9. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  13. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  14. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  15. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  16. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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