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Vistil

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Indications

Vistil is a pharmaceutical product available under the form of eye drops, either in a normal concentration of 1.4% or as Vistil Forte eye drops, in a concentration of 3.0%. Vistil is based on the main ingredient Poly Vinyl Alcohol.
Vistil is primarily indicated for the symptomatic treatment of eye irritation, when such symptoms as eye dryness or burning sensations are present. This pharmaceutical preparation may be indicated in monotherapy for the relief of these symptoms, or in combination with other drugs and medicines. Health care professionals may choose to prescribe Vistil usage for the treatment of patients that are suffering from medical conditions that are not listed in this information guide. If you would like to find out more about the reasons you have been recommended a therapy course with Vistil, it is best that you ask your prescriber.

Contraindications

You should not attempt to use Vistil if you are suffering from hypersensitivity to Vistil or to any of its ingredients. If you are unsure whether you are allergic to any of the excipient substances, you should consult with your personal health care professional.
Avoid using Vistil if the bottle is damaged or if the seal shows signs of tampering. Discard any remaining substance after 30 days from the moment you have unsealed the product container. If you need to continue your therapy past that point, you should open a new bottle of Vistil.
Some medical conditions may affect your ability to use this pharmaceutical product, or you may require special dosage adjustments. Make sure that the prescriber is familiar with your current health state as well as with your medical history before starting a treatment with this pharmaceutical product.

Intake Guidelines

In order to properly apply the Vistil eye drops, it is recommended that you follow these application guidelines.
You should wash your hands before and after each application of the product. Tilt your head backwards and, using one finger, gently pull the lower lid away from the eye in order to create a small space. Position the dropper above the eye. Drip the recommended dosage in the space between the eyelid and the eye. Close the eye and keep it closed for 1-2 minutes, while gently pressing on it with one finger. Use the same procedure to apply the medication to the other eye, as needed.
If the application guidelines provided by your health care professional are different from the above, you should disregard the above information and apply the Vistil eye drops exactly as recommended by your prescriber.

Dosage

Your prescriber will inform you regarding the appropriate Vistil dosage that you should employ for the duration of the therapy. Also, he or she will tell you how long the treatment will last and how many times per day you will need to use the medicine. The exact dosage information depends on the medical condition that is being treated, as well as on several other factors - as such it is strongly advised that you do not use the medication dosage that has been indicated to another patient as it may not be suitable for effectively treating your affection. If you are unsure regarding the Vistil dosage that you should employ, you are advised to seek the advice of your personal physician.

Overdose

Vistil is a pharmaceutical preparation that is only available under the form of eye drops. Administration of Vistil orally or in any way other than specified in the drug information leaflet is strictly forbidden. In case you have ingested any quantity of Vistil, you are advised to immediately contact the local poisons center or the nearest medical facility as you may require emergency medical assistance.
While using Vistil as directed by the prescriber, it is highly unlikely that you will become affected by an overdose. However, if you have any concerns, immediately contact your health care specialist.

Missed Dose

You should set up and follow a strict Vistil application schedule, in order to reduce the chances of accidentally forgetting to apply any of your medication doses. It is recommended that you set up the application schedule so that you will apply the eye drops around the same time each day, taking into account your daily agenda and your lifestyle. While missing or delaying an application of the medicine should not have any serious detrimental effects on your therapy, it is best that you apply the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for another scheduled Vistil application, it is recommended to completely skip the missed dose in order to avoid doubling the medication dosage.
If you have missed more doses of the medicine or if you are not sure how you should proceed to make up for a missed dose, you should contact your personal health care professional.

Side Effects

As most drugs and medicines, Vistil may cause a number of adverse reactions. However, as long as you apply the eye drops exactly as you have been directed to by your prescriber, it is unlikely that you will develop any side effects.
Most Vistil side effects are mild and transitory. However, in some cases serious adverse reactions are possible; for example, Vistil may cause severe allergic reactions. If at any point during your therapy you begin experiencing any bothersome or persistent symptoms, it is strongly recommended that you inform your personal health care specialist. In such cases, discontinuation of the Vistil applications may be required.

Interactions

Vistil may interact with a number of medicines, as well as certain cosmetic products. You should check with your prescriber for a full list of drug reactions.

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