Refresh Tears

Generic Name: Carboxymethylcellulose sodium

  • What is this medication?

    Refresh Tears contains an eye lubricant. It is intended for the temporary relief of burning, irritation, and discomfort due to dryness of the eye or exposure to wind or sun. It is also intended for possible use as a protectant against further irritation.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Tears?

    This product is for external use only.

    To avoid contamination, do not touch the tip of the container to any surface. Do not reuse. Once opened, discard. Do not touch unit-dose tip to eye.

    Do not use this product if the solution changes color or becomes cloudy.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness, or irritation of the eye, or if the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. If it is swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

    Use this product only if the imprinted tape seals on the top and bottom flaps are intact and clearly legible.

    Retain the carton for future reference.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before using Refresh Tears?

    Talk to your doctor if you have any health concerns that could lead to unwanted side effects related to this product.
  • What are the possible side effects of Refresh Tears?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this product.
  • What should I avoid while using Refresh Tears?

    Do not use this product if the solution changes color or becomes cloudy.

    To avoid contamination, do not touch the tip of the container to any surface.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Refresh Tears?

    If Refresh Tears is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Refresh Tears with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Refresh Tears?

    Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed.
  • How should I store Refresh Tears?

    Store at room temperature.