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Indications

Allergan is a common eye remedy which is widely employed in the therapy of various patients who present certain eye clinical manifestations. Allergan's components enable it to effectively enhance the patient's tear production. The product's clinical guide book should contain further facts regarding this matter. Read it with great care.
A therapy with this eye drop remedy is widely indicated in the case of patients who are suffering from eye dryness as it can effectively aid such individuals manage their disturbing symptoms. Allergan is efficient against the following clinical manifestations: eye redness, burning, grittiness, dryness, foreign object sensation, etc.

Contraindications

It is important not to let the product's dropper come into direct contact with any surface (this includes the individual's hands, eyes, and so on). As this part of the Allergan pack is sterile, any contact with other surfaces / materials may contaminate it. The use of a contaminated product is known to increase the individual's risk of developing an unwanted eye infectious condition.
You should not use a dose of Allergan if you currently have your contact lenses on. You may reinsert your lenses about 20 minutes after you have administered your dose of this clinical remedy. However, if your personal physician provides you with other directions regarding this matter, you should not disobey his or her instructions.
Patients who are suffering from an eye infectious condition should not be allowed to start using Allergan. Studies have shown that this eye remedy is a FDA category C medication. For this reason, pregnant or nursing females should avoid using this clinical product. The safety of Allergan for young children should be determined by a well trained pediatrician.

Intake Guidelines

It is each patient's responsibility to employ every dose of Allergan according to his or her medical prescriber's instructions. You should not hesitate to seek further explanations, if any are required. It is important to thoroughly wash your hands before you handle your pack of Allergan. You should turn the bottle upside down a couple of times until you obtain a white, uniform mixture in the bottle. Gently tilt your head back (or stay in a lying position); pull down the skin under your lower eyelid and position the medication dropper above your eye.
It is imperative not to look directly to your pack of Allergan as you squeeze the appropriate number of drops of this clinical remedy. Ask your pharmacist how to discard any expired / unused medication. In some cases, you may have to combine your treatment course with this eye remedy with the use of artificial tears.

Dosage

Most individuals have to use 2 doses of Allergan per day; a dose of Allergan consists of one drop of the eye remedy. You should try to take your doses of Allergan about 12 hours apart from each other. In order to maintain a constant concentration of Allergan's ingredients in your organism, it is important to employ your doses of Allergan at the same hour each day.

Overdose

Overdoses with this eye remedy are unlikely to occur. However, if you suspect that you have been using excessive amounts of Allergan and if you develop certain severe clinical manifestations (more severe than the regular side effects of Allergan) you should alert your PD. In case a person accidentally ingests a certain amount of this eye clinical remedy, he or she should report to the nearest poison control facility. In such cases hospitalization may be required.

Missed Dose

Although neglecting your current Allergan dosing routine will not trigger any severe (life-threatening) consequences, this may diminish the effectiveness of your clinical remedy. Furthermore, in such cases the patient will probably have to follow a prolonged therapy course with Allergan, as such disruptions are known to delay the normal healing process. If your current therapy course with this eye remedy was disturbed by a missed dose of Allergan, it is imperative to replace it as soon as you re-gain access to the medicine. In case your child has missed a dose of Allergan, his or her pediatrician should be informed at once.

Side Effects

No life-threatening adverse manifestations have been reported during one's therapy course with Allergan. However, a prolonged treatment with Allergan can lead to the development of milder but more common clinical manifestations; they include: eye tearing, redness, burning, discharge, itching, pain, and so on. Blurred vision is also common among those who regularly use Allergan. Any unusual clinical manifestations that arise during or shortly after the end of your therapy course with Allergan should be reported to your PD. He or she may want to alter you current dosing routine in order to prevent such side effects from re-occurring.

Interactions

One should not employ other eye remedies (especially other types of eye drops) during his or her therapy course with Allergan, unless their PD (prescribing physician) has specifically instructed them to do so. Some patients have effectively responded to a treatment course with artificial tears during their use of Allergan. However, it is important to let at least 20 minutes pass between the use of these 2 eye clinical remedies. We strongly suggest you to ask your local pharmacist (or your medical prescriber) to provide you with a detailed list of the most common clinical remedies that may harmfully interact with your current use of Allergan.

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