Refresh Optive Advanced

Refresh Optive Advanced is used for relief and prevention of eye irritation due to various causes. For external use only.

Refresh Optive Advanced Overview

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Refresh Optive Advanced is an over the counter medication product used for relief and prevention of eye irritation caused by dryness, wind, and/or sun. It is a single product containing 3 active ingredients: carboxymethylcellulose, glycerin, and polysorbate. All three ingredients belongs 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 eyedrop form and is typically administered on an as needed basis.

Common side effects of Refresh Optive Advanced include eye redness, burning and stinging.

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

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Uses of Refresh Optive Advanced

Refresh Optive Advanced is an over the counter medication product used for relief and prevention of eye irritation, burning, and other discomfort caused by dryness, wind, and/or sun.

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

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Refresh Optive Advanced Drug Class

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Side Effects of Refresh Optive Advanced

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

Common side effects of Refresh Optive Advanced include the following:

  • temporary eye stinging and/or burning upon administration
  • vision changes
  • eye redness
  • blurred vision
  • eye irritation

This is not a complete list of Refresh Optive Advanced 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 Optive Advanced 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 Optive Advanced Precautions

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

  • 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.
  • Acute allergic 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.

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

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

Refresh Optive Advanced 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 Optive Advanced, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

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

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

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

Refresh Optive Advanced 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 Optive Advanced has not yet been evaluated on safety for use during pregnancy.

 

Refresh Optive Advanced and Lactation

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

It is not known if Refresh Optive Advanced 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 Optive Advanced.

Refresh Optive Advanced Usage

Take Refresh Optive Advanced exactly as prescribed or directed on the label.

Refresh Optive Advanced comes in eyedrop form and is typically administered into the affected eye(s) on an as needed basis.

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

To administer Refresh Optive Advanced, pull down the lower lid of the affected eye(s) and instill Refresh Optive Advanced into the space between the inside of the lower eyelid and eyeball. 

 

Refresh Optive Advanced 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 age

The recommended amount of Refresh Optive Advanced to administer for relief and prevention of eye irritation caused by dryness, wind, and/or sun is 1 to 2 drops into to the inside of the eyelid of the affected eye(s).

Refresh Optive Advanced Overdose

If you take too much Refresh Optive Advanced, 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 before expiration date marked on container
  • Use only if imprinted tape seals on top and bottom flaps are intact and clearly legible
  • Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children