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Simple Eye Ointment BP

Active Ingredient:
no active ingredients
Martindale Pharma, an Ethypharm Group Company See contact details
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Last updated on emc: 20 Feb 2019
1. Name of the medicinal product

Simple Eye Ointment BP


2. Qualitative and quantitative composition


3. Pharmaceutical form

Eye Ointment.

4. Clinical particulars
4.1 Therapeutic indications

To lubricate and protect the eye in conditions such as exposure keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity, recurrent corneal erosions, keratitis sicca, ophthalmic and non-ophthalmic surgery, sticky eyes and to soften crusts formed due to inflammation of the eye lids.

4.2 Posology and method of administration

Adults, the elderly and children.

A thin line of the ointment to be placed along the inside of the lower eyelid.

As this product contains no medicament it may be used as required.

4.3 Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any of the components.

Contact lenses should not be worn during the treatment period.

4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

To avoid contamination during use do not allow the nozzle tip to come in contact with any surface.

4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

None known.

4.6 Pregnancy and lactation

Suitable for use during pregnancy and lactation.

4.7 Effects on ability to drive and use machines

Application of the ointment will cause blurring of vision. Patients should not drive or use machinery until their vision is clear.

4.8 Undesirable effects

None known.

4.9 Overdose


5. Pharmacological properties
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

A medicament-free sterile preparation relying on its emollient action to exert an effect.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties

A simple combination of well known constituents with no reported incompatibilities.

5.3 Preclinical safety data

No additional data of relevance to the prescriber

6. Pharmaceutical particulars
6.1 List of excipients

Yellow Soft Paraffin BP/Ph Eur

Anhydrous Lanolin (Wool Fat) BP/Ph Eur

Liquid Paraffin BP/Ph Eur

6.2 Incompatibilities

None stated.

6.3 Shelf life

36 months (unopened)

1 month (opened)

6.4 Special precautions for storage

None stated.

6.5 Nature and contents of container

4g collapsible polyethylene/aluminium foil laminate tubes with tamper evident caps. The product is supplied with patient leaflets and packed in a cardboard carton.

6.6 Special precautions for disposal and other handling

None stated.

7. Marketing authorisation holder

Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Bampton Road, Romford


United Kingdom

8. Marketing authorisation number(s)

PL 00156/0081

9. Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation


10. Date of revision of the text


Martindale Pharma, an Ethypharm Group Company
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Jupiter House, Mercury Park, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0HH, UK
+44 (0) 1277 266 600
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