What is Ilube?
Ilube eye drops act as artificial tears. The eye drops contain acetylcysteine, which is an eye lubricant. Ilube eye drops are used to treat dry eye conditions and can be ordered online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy. Ilube is a prescription-only medicine that should be obtained through an online consultation.
What is Ilube used for?
Ilube eye drops are used to treat dry eye conditions caused by the eyes not producing enough tears. Symptoms of dry eye conditions include:
- Soreness, irritation or sandy or gritty feeling as if something is in the eye;
- Blurred vision;
- Red eyes;
- Infected eyes.
Dry eyes can be caused by old age, medicine use, long-term contact lens wear or certain eye conditions. Ilube eye drops dilute tear fluid and produce a lubricating and moistening film on the surface of the eye. This provides soothing relief from dry eyes.
How to use Ilube
Wash your hands well before using the eye drops. Open the bottle according to the instructions in the package leaflet. Tilt your head backwards and gently pull the lower lid of your eye out to form a pocket. Release one drop in the affected eye and then close your eyes for 30 seconds to allow the drops to work. Remove contact lenses before applying the drops and wait 15 minutes before putting them back in.
To keep the drops sterile and free from contamination, do not touch the tip of the dropper to anything, including the surface of your eye. Ilube eye drops should be disposed of four weeks after the first opening.
Ilube is available online from our partner pharmacies in 10 ml bottles. Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual dose in adults is:
- one to two drops in the infected eye, three to four times a day.
The appropriate dose for children should be determined by a doctor. Read the package leaflet before use.
Ilube eye drops are generally tolerated well. In rare cases, irritation in or around the eye may occur. If you experience any persistent discomfort, you should stop using the drops and consult your doctor. For more information, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Ilube
Ilube eye drops are not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to acetylcysteine or any other ingredient in this medicine.
If you are using medication or have an eye infection, seek medical advice from your doctor. He or she will be able to advise you whether you can use Ilube eye drops safely.
Consult a doctor before using Ilube eye drops if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Ilube eye drops may cause your vision to blur temporarily after you have applied them into your eye. This will pass once the drops have been absorbed. Do not drive or operate machinery until this has worn off.
This medicine does not interact with alcohol.