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boric acid (ophthalmic) (cont.)


What happens if I miss a dose (Collyrium Fresh)?

Since boric acid ophthalmic is used only when needed, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. If your condition does not improve after using boric acid ophthalmic, ask your doctor before using a second dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose (Collyrium Fresh)?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

An overdose of boric acid ophthalmic is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while taking boric acid ophthalmic (Collyrium Fresh)?

Do not use boric acid ophthalmic while you are wearing contact lenses. This medication may contain a preservative that can be absorbed by soft contact lenses and cause discoloration. Wait at least 15 minutes after using boric acid ophthalmic before putting your contact lenses in.

Boric acid ophthalmic is for use only in the eyes. Do not allow the medicine to get in your mouth, nose, or ears. Avoid getting this medication on any skin wound or abrasion.

What other drugs will affect boric acid ophthalmic (Collyrium Fresh)?

Avoid using boric acid together with a contact lens wetting solution, or any other ophthalmic solution that contains polyvinyl alcohol.

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on boric acid applied to the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about boric acid ophthalmic.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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