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Murine irritation & redness relief 0.012% w/v eye drops

Last Updated on eMC 21-Sep-2016 View changes  | Prestige Brands (UK) Ltd Contact details

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Murine irritation & redness relief 0.012% w/v eye drops

Package Leaflet: Information for the User

MURINE®

irritation & redness relief 0.012% w/v eye drops solution,

naphazoline hydrochloride

Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using your medicine, as it contains important information for you.

  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
  • If a side effect occurs and gets troublesome or seems serious to you, or if you experience a side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.

In this leaflet:

1. What MURINE irritation & redness relief is and what it is used for
2. Before you use MURINE irritation & redness relief
3. How to use MURINE irritation & redness relief
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store MURINE irritation & redness relief
6. Further information

1. What MURINE irritation & redness relief is and what it is used for

MURINE irritation & redness relief is an eye drop solution. It is used to clear redness and soothe eyes which have been irritated by, for example, dusty atmospheres, wind, swimming, smoke, air pollutants, or close work such as reading and computer use.

This medicine contains the active ingredient naphazoline hydrochloride which belongs to the group of medicines called local vasoconstrictors which act by narrowing the blood vessels in the eye, thereby reducing redness and swelling.

Murine irritation & redness relief is fast acting and has a long lasting action.

2. Before you use MURINE irritation & redness relief

Do not use this medicine in children under 12 years of age.

Do not use if you:

  • are sensitive to any of the ingredients in this medicine (see Section 6 for a full list of ingredients).
  • suffer from an eye condition characterised by continued redness, pain, or blurred vision
  • suffer from raised pressure inside your eyeball (glaucoma)
  • suffer from damage to your corneas (outer layer of the eyes)
  • suffer from inflammation of the iris (the coloured part of the eye)
  • suffer from any other serious eye disease

Consult your pharmacist or doctor before using this medicine if you think you have, or are being treated for any of the following:

  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • diabetes
  • over-active thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
  • problems with your heart or your blood circulation (cardiovascular abnormalities)
  • thickening of the blood vessels (arteriosclerosis)
  • any eye condition for which you are under the care of your doctor.

You should stop using this medicine if you are about to undergo an operation during which you are to be given a general anaesthetic.

Use with contact lenses

Take out contact lenses before putting these drops into your eyes. You may reinsert your contact lenses about 15 minutes after putting the drops into your eyes.

Use with other eye products

You should wait about 15 minutes between using MURINE irritation & redness relief and administering any other product into the eye.

Driving and using machines

If you experience blurring of vision, do not drive or operate machinery until your sight has cleared.

Important information about the ingredients

This product contains benzalkonium chloride which can cause eye irritation in some people. If you know you are sensitive to this ingredient, you should not use this product.

If you have any questions on the use of this medicine, ask your pharmacist or doctor.

3. How to use MURINE irritation & redness relief

This medicine is for use only in the eyes.

Before first opening the bottle, ensure the tamper evident seal on the bottle cap has not been broken.

Discard any unused contents one month after first opening the bottle.

Take out contact lenses before putting these drops into your eyes. You may reinsert your contact lenses about 15 minutes after putting the drops into your eyes.

Directions for use:

Adults and Children 12 years and over:

  • Wash your hands before use.
  • You should avoid touching the dropper on to any surface.
  • Gently squeeze 1 or 2 drops into each eye 2 or 3 times daily.

If your eye condition gets worse or does not improve

Discontinue use and tell your pharmacist or doctor if no improvement is seen after 24 hours.

If you use more of these eye drops than you should

If you accidentally overdose or swallow the contents of the bottle, seek medical advice urgently and report any fall in body temperature, drowsiness, and coma, particularly in a child.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, MURINE irritation & redness relief can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • After putting in the eye drops, you may notice a slight widening of your pupil (the black circle in the centre of your eye). This is an expected and temporary effect.
  • If you experience any eye pain or persistent vision changes, discontinue use and tell your pharmacist or doctor.
  • If MURINE irritation & redness relief is used every day, it could cause increased redness of the eyes.

Reporting of side effects: If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system listed below. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Ireland:

HPRA Pharmacovigilance
Earlsfort Terrace
IRL - Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6764971
Fax: +353 1 6762517
Website: www.hpra.ie
e-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie

Malta:

ADR Reporting
The Medicines Authority
GŻR-1368 Gżira
Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt
e-mail: postlicensing.medicinesauthority@gov.mt

United Kingdom:

Yellow Card Scheme
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

5. How to store MURINE irritation & redness relief

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not store the bottle above 25°C.

Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Discard any unused contents one month after first opening the bottle.

Do not use after the expiry date which is printed on the carton and bottle label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

Do not use if the solution changes colour or becomes cloudy.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Further information

What MURINE irritation & redness relief contains

MURINE irritation & redness relief contains the active ingredient: 0.012%w/v naphazoline hydrochloride. It also contains benzalkonium chloride, boric acid (E284), borax (E285), disodium edetate, and purified water.

What MURINE irritation & redness relief looks like and contents of pack

The eye drops solution is a clear, colourless liquid presented in a white plastic bottle with drop-forming plug and cap. Each bottle contains 5 or 10ml.

The marketing authorisation for MURINE irritation & redness relief is held by:

Prestige Brands (UK) Limited
46 High Street
Yatton
Somerset
BS49 4HJ
UK

This medicine is manufactured at:

Tubilux Pharma S.p.A.
Via Costarica 20/22
00071 Pomezia (Roma)
Italy

Date of leaflet: June 2016.

©Prestige Brands (UK) Limited 2016 ®Murine is a registered trademark.

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Company contact details

Prestige Brands (UK) Ltd

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46 High Street, Yatton, Somerset, BS49 4HJ

Fax

+44 (0)1934 838870

Telephone

+44 (0)1934 838820

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