Refresh PM

Refresh PM provides relief from eye burning, irritation, and/or dryness due to various causes. For external use only.

Refresh PM Overview

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Refresh PM is an over-the-counter medication product used to provide relief from eye burning, irritation, and/or dryness. It is a single product containing 2 active ingredients: white petrolatum and mineral oil.

Both active ingredients belong to a class of medications called ocular (eye) lubricants. These work to relieve eye irritation and dryness by lubricating the moving parts of the eye, eyelid, and surrounding structures.

This medication comes in ointment form and is typically administered on an as needed basis.

Common side effects of Refresh PM include temporary eye burning and/or stinging upon application and eye redness.

Refresh PM can also cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Refresh PM affects you.

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Uses of Refresh PM

Refresh PM is an over-the-counter medication product used to provide relief from eye burning, irritation, and/or dryness caused by wind, sun, heating, and/or certain medications.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Side Effects of Refresh PM

Serious side effects have been reported with Refresh PM. See the “Refresh PM Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Refresh PM include the following:

  • blurred vision
  • temporary eye stinging and/or burning upon application
  • eye discomfort
  • eye redness
  • vision changes

This is not a complete list of Refresh PM side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Refresh PM Interactions

No drug interactions have been determined by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.

Refresh PM Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with Refresh PM including the following:

  • Acute hypersensitivity reactions. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, and/or trouble breathing.
  • Eye infections. To prevent contamination and potential infection, care should be taken to avoid touching the bottle tip to eyelids or to any other surface. The use of this bottle by more than one person may spread infection. Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Do not use Refresh PM if you are allergic to Refresh PM or to any of its ingredients.

Refresh PM can also cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Refresh PM affects you. 

Refresh PM Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Refresh PM, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

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Before taking Refresh PM, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • experience eye pain, changes in vision, redness, or continued irritation of the eye past 72 hours
  • are allergic to Refresh PM or to any of its ingredients

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Refresh PM and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy. Refresh PM has not yet been evaluated on safety for use during pregnancy.

Refresh PM and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

It is not known if Refresh PM crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Refresh PM.

Refresh PM Usage

Take Refresh PM exactly as prescribed or directed on the label.

Refresh PM comes in eye ointment form and is typically administered on an as needed basis.

Do not touch the tip of the Refresh PM container to any surface and always replace the cap after using.

To apply Refresh PM, pull down the lower lid of the affected eye(s) and apply Refresh PM ointment to the space between the inside of the lower eyelid and eyeball. 

Refresh PM Dosage

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor or as directed on the label. 

The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following:

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your age

The recommended amount of Refresh PM to apply for relief of eye burning, irritation, and/or dryness caused by wind, sun, heating, and/or certain medications is 1/4th inch of ointment to the inside of the eyelid.

Refresh PM Overdose

If you take too much Refresh PM, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

  • For external use only
  • Store at 59°-86°F (15°-30°C)
  • Replace cap after using
  • Use only if imprinted tape seals on top and bottom flaps are intact and clearly legible
  • Use before expiration date marked on container
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children