Poly Gel Lubricating Eye Gel

Poly Gel Lubricating Eye Gel is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient carbomer.

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Consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflet

Developed by the pharmaceutical company responsible for this medicine in Australia, according to TGA regulations.

Poly Gel®
Lubricating Eye Gel

Consumer Medicine Information

Please read carefully and keep this information for future use.


Poly Gel® Lubricating Eye Gel is a sterile gel formulation containing carbomer 3mg/g, sorbitol and purified water.

Poly Gel®Lubricating Eye Gel is preservative free, making it particularly suitable for regular use for those who experience sensitivities to preservatives.

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USES (Indications)

Poly Gel®Lubricating Eye Gel has been specially formulated to provide long lasting relief from the symptoms associated with dry, irritated eyes.

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People allergic to any ingredient in Poly Gel® Lubricating Eye Gel should not use this product.

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Twist off the top of the single use vial; instill 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed or as directed by your eye care professional. Place drops on the eye and blink.

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It is essential that you follow your eye care practitioner’s directions and all labelling instructions for proper use of the product. If you experience eye pain, vision changes, redness, irritation of the eye or if the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours, discontinue use and consult your eye care practitioner.

Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how Poly Gel® Lubricating Eye Gel affects you and your vision. As with any eye medicine, temporary blurred vision or other visual disturbances may affect the ability to drive or use machines. If blurred vision occurs at instillation, wait until your vision is clear before driving or using machinery.

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All medicines can have some side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are using Poly Gel® Lubricating Eye Gel.

Do not be alarmed by the following list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Most of the effects from Poly Gel® Lubricating Eye Gel occur in, or around, the eye. These may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye irritation, discomfort or feeling of having something in the eye
  • Itchy eye(s)
  • Swollen eyelid(s) or swelling around the eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Increased tearing eyes
  • Crusty eyelids
  • Gel residue

Occasionally some people notice unwanted effects in the rest of their body as a result of using Poly Gel®Lubricating Eye Gel. These may include:

  • Itchy skin

If any of the following happen, stop using Poly Gel® Lubricating Eye Gel and tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident & Emergency at your nearest hospital:

  • Skin rash
  • Swelling of the face, hands or feet
  • Wheezing, difficulty in breathing
  • Severe and sudden onset of pinkish, itchy swellings on the skin, also called hives or nettlerash
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnoea, heart failure)

These hypersensitivity reactions can be very serious side effects. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation. These side effects are very rare.

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  • To avoid contamination, never touch the dropper tip of the container to any surface.
  • Store below 25°C
  • Use before the expiration date marked on the product.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not swallow the gel.

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Poly Gel® Lubricating Eye Gel is supplied in 30 x 0.5g sterile single use plastic vials

Made in France for
Ioquin (A division of Alcon Laboratories (Australia) Pty Ltd)
25 Frenchs Forest Rd East
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
Free Phone: 1800 025 032

Distributed in New Zealand by
Alcon New Zealand Limited
c/o Pharmaco (NZ) Limited
Auckland, New Zealand
Free Phone: 0800 101 106

This leaflet was prepared on 28 June 2013

®Registered trademark

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CMI provided by MIMS Australia, September 2013  

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