Hycosan Extra Eye Drops are ideal for dry eye symptoms and help soothe and moisturise the eyes creating a shield of protection all day long.
Hycosan Extra Eye Drops ensure that there is no need to put up with persistent and severe dry eyes. Hycosan Extra eye drops contains sodium hyaluronate, also known as hyaluronic acid, to retain moisture and thus prevent gritty, dry eyes.
How Hycosan Extra Works?
- The surface of your eye is covered by a thin layer of tears, called the Tear Film which protects, nourishes and lubricates the eye.
- Tears are produced by several systems, and if any part of these systems break down, it can result in a reduced quality or quantity of tears
- Tear replacement with eye drops is traditionally considered a mainstay of Dry Eye management.
- Hycosan Extra® contains a natural occurring substance called Sodium Hyaluronate which replenishes the tear film
- At a concentration of 0.2% it offers effective relief for more severe and persistent dry eye symptoms
Hycosan Extra Eye Drops are suitable for use with all contact lenses.
Our In-House Pharmacist has written three articles on Hycosan Extra Eye Drops:
How to use: Remove the cap before use. Before first use only, invert the bottle and pump the base until the first drop appears. The system is now ready for use. Place two fingers on the base of the bottle and your thumb on the shoulder, Pull down your lower eyelid. Tilt your head back and press on the base to release one drop.
Application is easy with these sodium hyaluronate eye drops and recommended at one drop three times daily per eye with each bottle lasting approximately 5 weeks. A special patented Comod (Continuous Mono Dose) design means that all you need to do is click and each time an equal sized drop will be dispensed perfect. Once opened a bottle of Hycosan Extra Eye Drops will remain effective and safe to use for up to 6 months, once this time has passed its advised you dispose of it. For severe dry eyes, you can increase usage if necessary.
Do not use HYCOSAN® EXTRA if any part of the protective seal on the folding carton is broken or damaged before using for the first time. HYCOSAN® EXTRA should not be used if you are hypersensitive to one of the ingredients. Do not store above 25 °C. Do not use beyond expiry date. Keep out of the reach of children.
1 ml Hycosan Extra contains 2 mg sodium hyaluronate, citric acid anhydrous, sodium citrate, sorbitol and water for injections.
What is Hycosan Extra?
HYCOSAN® EXTRA is a sterile, phosphate and preservative-free solution for ocular use
What is Hycosan Extra used for?
HYCOSAN® EXTRA is an eye drop for the intensive, therapeutic lubrication of the ocular surface in more severe and persistent cases of dry eye including treatment after surgical procedures
How often and for how long can you use Hycosan Extra?
Hycosan® Extra should be used according to the instructions given by your doctor pharmacist or optician. Generally you
instil one drop of Hycosan® Extra three times a day into each eye. If necessary it can also be used more frequently. If you use Hycosan® Extra more frequently (e. g. more than 10 times per day) please consult your eye specialist. Hycosan® Extra is suitable for long term treatment. Nevertheless as with all complaints you should consult your eye specialist when your symptoms persist.
When should you not use Hycosan Extra?
Hycosan® Extra should not be used if you are hypersensitive to one of the ingredients.
What you need to know about storing?
Do not store above 25 °C. Hycosan® Extra can be used for 6 months after opening. Do not use beyond expiry date. Keep out of the reach of children.
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