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Artificial Tears Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Sunways India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Hypromellose
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Artificial Tears Eye Drop is used to treat the symptoms of dry and/or irritated eyes. Common causes of this condition are windy conditions, excessive use of computers, excessive reading, sunny weather, heating or air conditioning, and certain medications. It functions as an eye lubricant, keeping your eyes moist. This helps to protect the eye from infections and probable injuries, and alleviates the symptoms of dry eye syndrome, such as itching, burning, or the feeling that there is something in your eye.

This medicine is available in the form of eye drops and ointments for topical application. While using this medicine, do as directed by your doctor. It may be best to use the ointment before you go to bed, while you can use the eye drops as many times as you require during the day. The adverse effects caused by this medicine are usually temporary, and include blurred vision, and a burning or stinging or an irritating sensation in the eyes. If these symptoms persist, immediately inform your doctor. Also consult your doctor if you develop redness in your eyes, or if the initial adverse effects appear to persist. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. Keep it away from children.

dry eye disease
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Genteal 0.3% eye drop is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Genteal 0.3% eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Patient should wait until the vision clears before driving or using machines.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Artificial Tears Eye Drop, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Hypromellose, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

What is the role of anti-oxidants in our body? Do they help us? What is the use of taking anti-oxidants tablets regularly?

Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
What is the role of anti-oxidants in our body? Do they help us? What is the use of taking anti-oxidants tablets regul...
Anti oxidants build immunity and help in body repair, reduce aging and many other functions. You can get antioxidants from natural sources like fruits and veggies, plus from tea, coffee, chocolates, spices and herbs. No need to take supplements or from artificial sources.
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Hello Doctor The problem i am facing that is my tummy is bulging out and looks very awkward. What should i do for this?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Hello Doctor
The problem i am facing that is my tummy is bulging out and looks very awkward. What should i do for this?
Hi, Thank you for your query. We will be happy to help you. For reducing belly fat, consume foods that contain soluble fibre such as nuts, seeds, lentils and beans. Never skip breakfast. Avoid eating bad fats but eat foods that contain good fats. Avoid oily food and other junk completely. Drink plenty of water. For exercises, you can do the bicycle exercise, jogging, running, cycling etc. We are here to guide you. If you need a detailed or customized diet plan, feel free to drop a message. Eat healthy, stay healthy Regards.

I am 20 year male. And I can see that my tummy fat is increasing day by day, maybe its not too much now but i am still worried. I have been trying some workouts for 2 weeks but its helping only a bit not much. Can you suggest any other activities I can do to reduce my belly fat also including diet. Thanks.

Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I am 20 year male. And I can see that my tummy fat is increasing day by day, maybe its not too much now but i am stil...
You will not see any results for any exercise in two weeks. For abs exercises, you need to invest at least 2-3 months to see positive changes. Commit your self for long term exercises. That will keep you health, fit and trim.

I am suffering from over weight. I have been feeling since many months. Inspite of performing workouts n managing my diet there is not much difference. I feel tired on my belly n muh fat on my thighs n butt. please help.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
I am suffering from over weight. I have been feeling since many months. Inspite of performing workouts n managing my ...
Hi, Thank you for your query. We will be happy to help you. For a healthy and effective weight loss, -Cut back on all junk and processed food -Plan your meals: Plan meals ahead of time and make sure they are calorie controlled. Include lots of healthy food such as fruits and vegetables in your diet. Prefer only home cooked meals. Have 4 to 5 servings of fresh fruits and veggies daily. -Increase your water consumption. -Exercise regularly. -Stay consistent to see results If you require a detailed and customized diet plan, feel free to drop a message. Eat healthy, stay healthy.

Popular Health Tips

4 Ayurvedic Remedies For Constipation Caused By Eating Junk Food!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
4 Ayurvedic Remedies For Constipation Caused By Eating Junk Food!

Junk food is nothing but junk with no nutritional value. While it undoubtedly is lip smacking, but costs us our health without we knowing we are falling into an unhealthy trap.

It is somehow wrong to say say we don't know what it does to our health, but we just tend to ignore. The junk food that we prefer to eat contains lots of salt, fat and artificial chemicals and now a days, more and more processed foods are finding their way into our refrigerators as they can just be picked up and eaten anytime hunger pangs are felt.

Refined flour, white sugar, cheese, canned juices, frozen foods, cheese laden pizzas and breads are all yummy, but not something that is readily accepted and digested by your stomach. The most common problem they lead to is constipation as digestive organs find it increasingly difficult to digest them.

While it is advisable to stay away from junk foods or at least not have them very frequently, if its consumption has caused you constipation and you'are looking for ways to find relief, here are some quick ayurvedic remedies for you:

  1. Aloe vera: Besides acting as a remedy for minor burns and cuts, aloe vera gel also helps soothe your stomach. It functions as a natural laxative by making your stool softer. Moreover, it aids in protein digestion and makes the muscular structure of your intestines stronger, consequently providing relief from constipation. Have 2 tablespoons of aloe gel in morning by mixing it with your glass of fruit juice, or consume 1 cup of aloe vera juice.
  2. Castor oil: Castor oil is often referred to as a stimulant laxative and is a very useful remedy for constipation. Castor oil enables smooth movement and functioning of the intestines, making it easier for stool to pass. Drink 1 to 2 teaspoons of castor oil on an empty stomach. It takes about 8 hours to show its effect, so decide which time of the day will be suitable for you to consume it.
  3. Coconut Oil and Flaxseed: Coconut oil is a wonderful hydrating agent and eases stools. Flaxseeds help in the elimination of toxins, excess fat and cholesterol from the body. So in one tablespoon of coconut oil, add half a teaspoon of flaxseeds, chew well and eat this in morning.
  4. Baking Powder: Baking powder has an alkalizing effect and eases movement through the bowels. Add a teaspoon to 1/4 cup of warm water and drink it quickly for best results. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Increase Your Changes Of Fertility With IMSI!

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO, Dip.Obst.(Ireland), FICOG
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Increase Your Changes Of Fertility With IMSI!

Of a million sperms released in one ejaculation, a single sperm manages to fertilize the egg, which grows into an embryo and then a baby. Due to various reasons, when this does not happen, it is termed as infertility and is currently on the rise.

With IVF, couples sometimes go through multiple sessions to ensure fertilization. ICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection improved this chance of fertilization. It is where a single sperm is used to fertilize an egg in an artificially controlled environment and then injected into the uterus where it grows further.

The next step in this technique is IMSI, where the chances of successful pregnancy are further enhanced and also promises improved quality of the embryo. IMSI, as it stands for, has “morphologically selected” which means under a highly powerful microscope, the best sperms are selected and then used to fertilize the egg. Morphology stands for shape, and the shape of the sperm is a direct indicator of the sperm quality. This not just ensures good success rate but also ensures the sperm which is used produces a high-quality embryo.

Features

  1. High success rate of fertility
  2. Reliable and efficient method of ART (assisted reproductive technology)
  3. More expensive than traditional IVF methods or ICSI
  4. Requires complex equipment, training, and set-up

Indications:

  1. Useful in couples who have failed IVF previously
  2. Male infertility with unidentifiable cause
  3. Poor sperm quality

What to expect?

Both partners are prepared both physically and mentally prior to IMSI.

Before the procedure - men:

  1. A screening is first done to decide if the sperms can be used directly
  2. In case of hereditary diseases, a donor is preferred
  3. The first technical step involves sperm collection, either directly or through a donor
  4. Sperms are collected either through masturbation or through a small incision in the testicles
  5. Sperms used could be fresh or frozen; fresh ones may be stored for later use also

Before the procedure – women:

  1. The woman is put on some ovulation therapy to ensure the release of multiple eggs, so a good one is picked. These high doses of hormones ensure multiple eggs are released.
  2. Egg release is monitored through blood and urine tests
  3. They are collected within after 36 hours of release

During the IMSI procedure:

  1. A healthy egg is chosen and placed in a glass container containing hyaluronidase
  2. Sperms are placed in a medium which will slow their movement, which enables picking a good sperm for fertilization
  3. The dual advantage of this is that in addition to a high success rate of fertilization, the quality of the embryo is also assured

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Know Your Sugar Levels

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Internal Medicine Specialist, Bangalore
Know Your Sugar Levels

Diabetes and wellness 

Know your blood sugar levels if you are diabetic or if you are living with diabetics 

In the 1950s, the method a person used to check blood glucose levels was to drop a reagent tablet into a small test tube containing a few drops of urine mixed with water.

The 1970s and 1980s marked are a turning point in the treatment of diabetes. Innovations such as blood glucose readers and strips measuring blood glucose (sugar) levels gave patients and doctors good tool to measure diabetes.

A) diabeties is diagnosed when the fasting plasma glucose is ⥠126 mg/dl or random blood glucose ⥠200 mg/dl b) prediabetes is diagnosed when value of fasting blood glucose 110 â 125 mg/dl and 2 hr post prandial sugars between 140 to 199 mg /dl.

  •  Hba1c
  • Normal range: 4.5 â 5.6%
  • Prediabetes range: 5.7 â 6.4%
  • Diabetic range: ⥠6.5%
  • Glycated hemoglobin (hba1c) is a form of hemoglobin that is measured primarily to identify the three-month average plasma glucose concentration. 

For newly diagnosed patients of diabetes, hba1c test has to be done along with fasting and postprandial sugar before starting treatment and it has to be repeated once in 3 months.

Many people are not aware of hba1c test. Once diabetic, this test has to be done every 3 months and it has to be done in standardised laboratory for accuracy.

Now a days urine sugar testing has no importance. It is not considered in diagnosis or follow up of diabetes.
Avoid testing urine sugar for follow up with doctor.

How frequently to check blood sugar?
Checking blood sugar depends on the severity of diabetes.
I suggest to check fasting sugar, 2 hrs post breakfast and predinner sugar with glucometer at home once a week.

  • If diabetes is well controlled, follow up with the doctor once in 3 month with fbs/ppbs and hba1c report.
  • If sugars are moderately controlled and on insulin, follow up with doctor atleast once in 2 months.
  • If blood sugars are erratic and not in control, once a month consultation is necessary.
  • Remember hba1c testing has to be done only once in 3 months.
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How L-Arginine Can Help Protect a Healthy Penis?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
How L-Arginine Can Help Protect a Healthy Penis?


When a man is angling for the best possible penis care, he will often try a variety of methods and regimens before he settles on something that works for him. Part of that regimen should always be a good penis health crème. But how to choose the right crème when there are so many out there? A guy can do the best job in choosing a crème through looking at the ingredients. They should be all-natural ingredients filled with vitamins, minerals and amino acids, all of which aid in creating healthy penis skin. One of those very important ingredients is L-Arginine.

What is L-Arginine?

L-Arginine is a powerful amino acid the body needs for many functions. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein; without them, there are dire long-term consequences. Amino acids provide the body with energy, contribute to neurological function, improve recovery times after injury, keep the immune system ready to fight and help with good cardiovascular health.

L-Arginine plays several important roles in addition to these. It helps the body produce insulin, aids in eliminating waste through the kidneys, and relaxes the blood vessels through the production of nitrous oxide. This relaxing of the vessels allows blood to flow more freely through the body, especially the smaller vessels that feed the kidneys, brain, eyes and of course, the penis.

Related to this are some of the problems that L-Arginine is famous for helping to treat and prevent. Migraines and severe headaches are often relieved by the relaxing of the blood vessels; it does the same for high blood pressure and heart failure. And because it allows more blood to flow freely to the brain, it can play a role in helping to present dementia and other neurological problems.

But what about the penis? As mentioned earlier, those smaller blood vessels in the body need to be relaxed to allow proper blood flow. When the vessels are relaxed, a large influx of blood is easy to handle; that means a man can get and maintain an impressive erection. If the blood vessels are tense, blocked with plaque or otherwise unhealthy, a man might notice a lessening of his erections, taking longer to get hard, or losing the erection at key moments during intimacy. A healthy dose of L-Arginine, inside and out, can help prevent this from happening.

Where to get L-Arginine?

Fortunately, L-Arginine is available in many tasty foods. These include poultry, meat and fish. Dairy products are also loaded with this important amino acid. Vegetarians or vegans can find plenty of L-Arginine in nuts and vegetables. If that's not enough, they can seek out a supplement, much like one that bodybuilders use.

In addition, L-Arginine can be found in a great penis health crème. It's important for a man to choose his crème wisely, as other ingredients might mask the good benefits. For instance, a crème that contains anything he can't pronounce, or a crème that contains fragrances, artificial colors and the like should be avoided at all costs. The only thing the penis needs is natural ingredients, of which L-Arginine is certainly one.

When looking for the best possible penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin), a man should keep a few other things in mind. Another vital animo acid is L-Carnitine, which is great for protecting the peripheral nerves that can enhance penis sensitivity. Vitamin E and Shea butter both pack a hydrating punch; if a crème has both, all the better, because these work synergistically to provide the best results. Vitamin A for odor control, vitamin B5 for better health and vitamins D and C are also great for ensuring a healthy penis. Apply the crème daily and watch the benefits show up over the coming days and weeks!

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Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

CCT (UK) General Psychiatry, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)


Postural tachycardia syndrome (pots) can be a life altering and debilitating chronic health condition. Simply standing up can be a challenge for people with pots as their body is unable to adjust to gravity. Pots is characterised by orthostatic intolerance (the development of symptoms when upright that are relieved by lying down). Symptoms include headaches, fatigue, palpitations, sweating, nausea, fainting and dizziness and are associated with an increase in heart rate from the lying to upright position of greater than 30 beats per minute, or a heart rate of greater than 120 beats per minute within 10 minutes of standing. 

Diagnosis:-

Detailed questioning of the patient is the key to accurate diagnosis. Physical examination and appropriate investigations are also important. Other causes of symptoms need to be considered and identified.

Patients are usually diagnosed by a cardiologist, neurologist or medicine for the elderly consultant.

To be given a diagnosis of pots, a person needs to have:

A sustained increase in heart rate of greater than 30 beats per minute within 10 minutes of standing those aged 12-19 years require an increase of at least 40 beats per minutethese criteria may not apply to those with a low heart rate when resting there is usually no drop in blood pressure on standing

Investigations

It may be necessary for patients to have some or all of the tests below

Electrocardiography (ecg)

An ecg is performed to rule out any heart problems that may cause symptoms similar to those found in pots.

The active stand test

The active stand test can be used to diagnose pots. Under careful supervision, heart rate and blood pressure are measured after resting lying down, then immediately upon standing and after 2, 5 and 10 minutes. This test may bring on symptoms of pots and some people may faint.

Head-up tilt table test

This involves lying on a table that can be tilted to an angle of 60 to 70 degrees in a quiet, dimly lit, temperature controlled room. Blood pressure and heart rate are recorded in a continuous manner. After a period of 5 to 20 minutes of lying flat, the table is tilted. Although a diagnosis of pots should be made by an increase in heart rate of 30 bpm within the first 10 minutes, this upright position can last between 10 and 45 minutes. The patient will be asked how they are feeling during the test, so symptoms can be matched with heart rate and blood pressure. The test will end if your blood pressure becomes too low, satisfactory results have been obtained, or the maximum time has elapsed.

If facilities are available, some patients are tilted after a carbohydrate drink (liquid meal challenge), exercise or heat.

24 hour ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate monitor

Sticky patches are applied to the chest and are linked to a little box which is attached by a belt your waist. It monitors heart rate over a 24 hour period. A blood pressure cuff on your arm will intermittently check your blood pressure. The patient is asked to go about their usual daily activities, trying to reproduce events that seem to cause the symptoms. A diary stating the time and activity performed at the moment when the symptoms started should be kept. Doctors look to see if there is a fast heart rate or drop in blood pressure at the time of symptoms.

Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound)

This test is to check if the heart’s structure is normal. In this test a technician will apply some jelly on the chest and will roll an ultrasound probe in many directions to create a 3 dimensional image of the heart. It is a painless and harmless test that similar to the ultrasound scan used routinely during pregnancy to look at the unborn baby.

24-hour urine collection 

Individuals with pots often have low urinary sodium levels of less than 150 millimole per 24 hours.

Another 24 hour urine collection may be carried out to test for high levels of noradrenaline and epinephrine to rule out pheochromocytoma (a growth on the adrenal gland) as a possible cause of symptoms.

Blood tests

Bloods are taken to rule out other conditions. These may include:

Kidney function blood count including ferritin liver tests thyroid tests calcium levels glucose

Blood can also be taken for norepinephrine whilst lying and then standing (or when upright on the tilt table); if levels exceed 600 picogram/millilitre, it may suggest hyperadrenergic pots.

Other tests which may be carried out

  • Eeg
  • Autonomic function screening tests
  • Sweat testing.
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