povidone ophthalmic (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Soothe Hydration Lubricant Eye Drops
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

solution, ophthalmic

  • 1.25%
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Dry Eyes

Instill 1-2 drop(s) in affected eye(s) prn

Safety and efficacy not established

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Irritation

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

Discontinue if eye pain, vision changes, or persistent irritation/redness occurs

Discontinue if condition worsens or persists >72 hr

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: not known if distributed in milk

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Microbicidal and ocular lubricant

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