If unintended effects and accompanying symptoms occur when using medicine or a medical products, these are referred to as side effects or adverse drug reactions. With most products, side effects cannot be totally excluded, particularly because of intolerance to one of the ingredients. Side effects are, however, very rare when using eye drops and eye ointments from the HYLO® EYE CARE range.
Side effects of HYLO® EYE CARE eye drops
All eye drops from the HYLO® EYE CARE range have very good tolerability. Side effects are extremely seldom. Always read the patient information leaflet, however, and take advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
Free from preservatives and phosphates – therefore good tolerability
All eye drops in the HYLO® EYE CARE family are preservative-free. That is why they have good tolerability and why side effects are rare – even for long-term use.
Compared to many other eye drops, HYLO® EYE CARE products are phosphate-free. There is a good reason for this: frequent use of eye drops containing phosphates on a damaged cornea can cause permanent, irreversible depositions of crystals in the cornea. These can severely impair vision. All products in the HYLO® EYE CARE family therefore rely on phosphate-free preparations.
Side effects caused by intolerances and allergic reactions
If there is intolerance to one of the ingredients in HYLO® EYE CARE products, the drops should not be used. Moreover, hypersensitivity reactions like burning or watery eyes have very rarely been observed following the administration of HYLO® EYE CARE eye drops. However, where hypersensitivity reactions did occur, they faded away rapidly after discontinuing with the drops.
Simultaneous use with other eye drops and eye ointments
If you take eye drops as a medication and in addition would like to use a products from the HYLO® EYE CARE family, you should take note of the following: first of all, administer the medication and wait for at least half an hour. Following that, you can then use the products from the HYLO® EYE CARE family.
If you want to use a HYLO® EYE CARE products with an eye ointment, you should first apply the eye drops and afterwards use the eye ointment.
Use on children as well as during pregnancy and if breastfeeding
HYLO-PROTECT® can be used for children aged six years and above. As no data is available regarding use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice before use.
According to the latest findings, all other eye drops from the HYLO® EYE CARE range can also be used on young children and by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.
HYLO® EYE CARE eye drops and contact lenses
All eye drops in the HYLO® EYE CARE family can be used in conjunction with contact lenses. When using HYLO® GEL, a temporary smeary film may form on the contact lenses. In order to avoid interactions with contact lens care solutions, you should only use all eye drops from the HYLO® EYE CARE range 30 minutes after inserting the contact lenses.
Side effects of the eye ointments VitA POS® and PARIN POS®
The eye ointments VitA POS® and PARIN POS® are generally very well tolerated; side effects are rare. Nevertheless, always read the patient information leaflet and take advice from your doctor or pharmacist. If there are intolerances to one of the ingredients, you should not use the eye ointment.
Tips on use
Eye ointments VitA POS® and PARIN POS® both have an oily consistency. Because of that, there can be a slight impairment of vision after application. Therefore, both ointments should ideally be used before going to sleep.
If you wish to use the ointments during the day, you should not drive, operate machinery or undertake any other potentially dangerous activity because of impairment of vision.
Eye ointments and contact lenses
Eye ointments should not be used together with contact lenses.
Simultaneous use of eye ointments with eye medication
The eye ointments PARIN POS® and VitA POS® may not be used simultaneously with eye medication. If you use eye medication, you should wait at least half an hour before using the eye ointments PARIN POS® and VitA POS®.
Use on children, during pregnancy and when breastfeeding
Based on current knowledge, VitA POS® can also be used on children and by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. You should consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice on using PARIN POS® during pregnancy and when breastfeeding as well as on children.