GoldenEye® Eye Drops Leaflet

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GoldenEye® Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Leaflet

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you. Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.

– Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

– Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.

– If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

– You must talk to a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after two days.

 

In this leaflet:


1. What Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution
3. How to use Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution
6. Contents of the pack and other information


1. WHAT GOLDEN EYE 0.1 % w/v EYE DROPS SOLUTION IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR

Propamidine isetionate, the active ingredient, belongs to a group of medicines called antiseptics. Antiseptics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.

Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution is used to treat minor eye or eyelid infections, such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids).

You must talk to a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after two days.


2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE GOLDEN EYE 0.1% w/v EYE DROPS SOLUTION

Do not use Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution:

  • if you are allergic to propamidine isetionate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

  • if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

  • if you are breast feeding.

  • if you wear contact lenses.

Warnings and precautions

Do not use Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution and talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away if any of the following apply to you:

  • Your eye is painful (rather than just feeling sore or gritty) or you have pain or swelling around the eye or face.

  • Your sight is affected by loss of vision, reduced or blurred vision or you see halos around lights.

  • It is too painful to open your eyes properly.

  • You have “dry eye syndrome”

  • Your pupil (the black circle in the centre of your eye) looks different. It may be torn, not round, very big or does not change size in the light.

  • Your eye looks cloudy.

  • You have injured your eye.

  • You are already using other eye drops or eye ointment.

  • You think there may be something in your eye or you have splashed something in your eye.

  • You have had eye surgery or laser treatment in the last 6 months.

If you wear contact lenses and have been advised to use Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution by a doctor, pharmacist or contact lens practitioner:

Other medicines and Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution: Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including those bought without a prescription but especially other eye drops or eye ointment.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while using the drops, stop using them and see your doctor.

Driving and using machines: Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution can sometimes cause blurred vision for a short while after administration. You must not drive or operate machinery until you can see clearly again.

Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution contains benzalkonium chloride which may cause eye irritation. Benzalkonium chloride is known to discolour soft contact lenses.
 

3. HOW TO USE GOLDEN EYE 0.1 % w/v EYE DROPS SOLUTION

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

  • Wash your hands before and after using the drops.
  • Take off the bottle cap.
  • Tilt head gently backwards.
  • Without touching the eye with the bottle dropper, apply one or two drops to each affected eye.
  • Do this up to 4 times each day. This means that you should use it about every 3 to 4 hours through the day. If your condition does not improve after two days, stop using the drops and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget to use Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution, use the drops as directed above and then continue your normal course of treatment.

If the contents of this tube are swallowed, contact your doctor straight away or go to your nearest hospital casualty department. Take the container with you so that the medicine can be identified.

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

 

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4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Side effects that may occur include: Reactions on or around the eye which are mild: stinging or burning; irritation or itching; inflammation of the skin; skin rash. If this happens to you, you must see a doctor as soon as possible. If your vision is disturbed or symptoms become worse, or you have any other unusual symptoms or concerns with your medicine, discontinue use and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/ yellowcard or search for MHRA YellowCard in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

 

5. HOW TO STORE GOLDEN EYE 0.1% w/v EYE DROPS SOLUTION
  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

  • Do not store above 25 C.

  • Discard within four weeks of first opening.

  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

  • Always replace the top firmly on the bottle after using.

  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND FURTHER INFORMATION

What Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution contains:

The active ingredient is Propamidine isetionate 0.1% w/v.

The other ingredients are sodium chloride, benzalkonium chloride solution, purified water, sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment.

 

What Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution looks like and contents of the pack

Golden Eye 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution is a clear solution available in a 10ml bottle.

Marketing Authorisation Holder: Cambridge Healthcare Supplies Limited, Unit 1 Chestnut Drive, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 9SB, United Kingdom.

Manufacturers: Excelvision, 27 Rue de la Lombardi re, 07100 Annonay, France 

The leaflet was last revised in: 06/2019