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EAR CLEAR WILSON

EAR CLEAR WILSON CONSUMER PRODUCTS LTD Presentation: Drops, 12ml. Active Ingredients: Carbamide peroxide 65mg. Approved Indications: Soften and loosens impacted earwax to aid removal. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient, perforated eardrum. Precautions: Avoid use in children less than 12 years, except on medical advice. Adverse Effects: None known. Directions: Instill 5-10 drops in each ear twice daily for up to 4 days. Price Band: $10 - $20 Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine EAR CLEAR EAR CLEANSER WILSON CONSUMER PRODUCTS LTD Presentation: Spray, 100ml. Active Ingredients: Isotonic saline solution pH-balanced with bicarbonate. Approved Indications: Keeps ears clean by washing away excess wax and debris. Regular use helps prevent wax build-up. A gentle alternative to cotton buds. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient, perforated eardrum. Precautions: Avoid use in children less than 12 years, except on medical advice. Adverse Effects: None known. Directions: For best results, use once a day for 10 days, then 2-3 times a week. Price Band: $10.00- $20.00 Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine »» Eye Conditions - Dry Eye HYLO-FRESH AFT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD Presentation: Preservative-free, phosphate-free and sterile multi-dose lubricating eye drops 10ml. Active Ingredients: Sodium hyaluronate 1mg/mL. Approved Indications: Ocular lubricant for the temporary relief of moderate to severe dry eye symptoms. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Precautions: For external use only. Discard 6 months after opening. Adverse Effects: Hypersensitivity reactions may occur, eg. burning or excessive watering of the eye. Directions: 1 drop per eye, 3 times daily, or more as needed or directed. Compatible with all contact lenses. Can be used for 6 months after opening. Price Band: $30 - $40. Available on Pharmaceutical Schedule Subsidy Conditions: Special Authority (SA1388) criteria apply. Confirmed diagnosis by slit lamp of severe secretory dry eye; and either: patient is using eye drops more than four times daily on a regular basis; or patient has had a confirmed allergic reaction to preservative in eye drop Medicine Classification: Medical device OPTREX EYE WASH WITH EYE BATH RECKITT BENCKISER (NZ) LTD Presentation: Wash with eye bath, 110ml, 300ml. Active Ingredients: Distilled witch hazel 13% v/v. Indications: Soothes sore, irritated and tired eyes. Contraindications: Sensitivity to ingredients, while or just before wearing soft contact lenses. Precautions: For external use only. Adverse Effects: Allergic reactions may occur. Directions: Wash: Fill eyebath 1/3 full and use as eyewash. Use fresh wash for each eye. Price Band: Under $10 - $20 (Price varies with pack size) Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Classification: Medical Device Page 236 HEALTHCARE HANDBOOK 2017-2018 OTC Products

OPTREX SORE EYES RECKITT BENCKISER (NZ) LTD Presentation: Drops 10ml Active Ingredients: Witch Hazel Indications: Soothes & Cleanses Contraindications: None known Precautions: Do not use just before or whilst wearing contact lenses Adverse Effects: None recorded Directions: 1-2 drops into each eye as required. Price Band: $5.00-$15.00 Medicine Classification: Medical Device »» Eye Conditions - Macular Degeneration MACU-VISION BLACKMORES Presentation: Tablets 90s. Film coated. Active Ingredients: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 250 mg, zinc oxide 49.8 mg (equivalent to zinc 40 mg), alpha tocopheryl acid succinate (vitamin E) 165 mg (equivalent to 200 IU), cupric oxide 1.25 mg (equivalent to copper 1 mg). Approved Indications: An antioxidant formula for eye health based on the AREDS research. May help to provide important nutrients to the macular region of the eye, defend against free radical damage to the retina, including the macular region and lens of the eye and maintain overall eye health. Contraindications: Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Not recommended for children under 18. Precautions: Zinc may decrease the absorption and efficacy of some medications. If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics, separate doses by at least two hours. Contains zinc, which may be dangerous when taken in large amounts or for a long period. Adverse Effects: May occasionally cause gastric irritation if taken without food. Directions: Take one tablet a day with your main meal. Price Band: 49.99 Subsidy Conditions: N/A Medicine Classification: General Sale »» Eye Conditions - Infections BROLENE EYE DROPS SANOFI CONSUMER HEALTHCARE Presentation: Drops, 10mL. Active Ingredients: Propamidine isethionate 0.1%. Approved Indications: Treatment of eye infections such as acute and chronic conjunctivitis, and prevention of infection resulting from minor injury to the eye. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Precautions: Seek medical advice if no improvement after 2 days of use. Do not use with soft or gas-permeable contact lenses. Adverse Effects: Rarely, skin sensitisation. Directions: Ideally, first cleanse affected eye with saline or warm water that has been previously boiled. Instill 1-2 drops 4 times daily into infected eye, for not more than 1 week. Discard 1 month after opening. Price Band: $10 - $20. Available on Pharmaceutical Schedule Subsidy Conditions: Partially subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine OPTREX RED EYES EYE DROPS RECKITT BENCKISER (NZ) LTD Presentation: Eye drops, 10ml. Active Ingredients: Naphazoline hydrochloride 0.01% w/v, distilled witch hazel 12.5% v/v. Approved Indications: Helps remove redness. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredient, narrow angle glaucoma or anatomically narrow angle, MAOI use, while or just before wearing soft contact lenses. Precautions: For external use only. Heart disease, hypertension, glaucoma, serious eye infections, concomitant eye medication, depression, diabetes and thyroid disorders. Prolonged use is not recommended. Seek medical advice if taking digoxin, quinidine or tricylic antidepressants. Adverse Effects: Transient irritation, pupil dilation with increased intraocular pressure. Directions: Adults and children over 12 years: Instil 2 drops into each eye up to 3 times daily. Price Band: $10 - $20 Subsidy Conditions: Not subsidised Medicine Classification: Pharmacy Only Medicine Page 237

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