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Title: intolerance to systane
Post by: bluegardenia on November 25, 2014, 05:55:41 AM
i use systane ultra since two years. when i was ok just before going to bed and in the morning,
since im worse ive used it every four hours but no relief at all,on the contrary all of a sudden it seems that my eyes do not like it.i tried a gel,sicca gel,and seems great,i ve put it five hours ago and it seems i do not need it  now,
i was wondering if one can  become intolerant to systane
Title: Re: intolerance to systane
Post by: oliverid5 on November 25, 2014, 06:41:48 AM
I really like Systane Ultra.  When I knew I could not afford Restasis, my ophthalmologist recommended it.  I am sorry to hear that your flare is not being controlled with it.  I've only been on it for 1-1/2 years, so getting close to that 2-year mark.  Where did you find sicca gel, over-the-counter?
Title: Re: intolerance to systane
Post by: bluegardenia on November 25, 2014, 07:07:52 AM
i live in italy so i dont know the name in the us,ill look for it
Title: Re: intolerance to systane
Post by: Jasper on November 25, 2014, 08:15:41 AM
I use Restasis eye drops for my very dry eyes and it works great.  Restasis is:  Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion 0.05% prescription eye drops. I use it when I get up in the morning and just before I go to bed at night. During the day if I need more drops I use Systane. The Restasis works very well and it is the only thing that keeps my eyes from feeling like I have sand in them.
Title: Re: intolerance to systane
Post by: litliwlowa on November 26, 2014, 03:29:39 PM
I haven't beeen able to tolerate Systane at all.

Even with the Restasis I still need eye drops and thus far, the Refresh Optive is the only OTC drops I can tolerate.

Comparison on the Ingredients:

Source: drugs.com

Systane Balance:
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Active Ingredients: Propylene Glycol (0.6%) (Lubricant)

Inactive Ingredients: Boric Acid, Dimyristoyl phosphatidylglycerol, Edetate Disodium, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Polyquad (polyquaternium-1), Sorbitan Tristearate, Sorbitol, Purified Water, May also contain:, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide (to adjust pH)

Refresh Optive**this one I have no probs with:
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Active Ingredients: Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (0.5%) (Eye Lubricant), Glycerin - 0.9 % (Eye Lubricant)

Inactive Ingredients: Boric Acid, Calcium Chloride Dihydrate, Erythritol, Levocarnitine, Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate, Potassium Chloride, Purified Water, Purite (Stabilized Oxychloro Complex), Sodium Borate Decahydrate, Sodium Citrate Dihydrate

Refresh Optive Triple Action (I can't use this due to polysorbate 80 ingredient):
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Active Ingredients: Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (0.5%) (Eye Lubricant), Glycerin (1%) (Eye Lubricant), Polysorbate 80 (0.5%) (Eye Lubricant)

For nighttime: Refresh PM Lubricant Eye Ointment (no probs with this at night):
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Active Ingredients: Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum) (42.5%), White Petrolatum (57.3%)

Inactive Ingredients: Lanolin Alcohols
Title: Re: intolerance to systane
Post by: bluegardenia on November 26, 2014, 03:50:14 PM
this is a great suggestion,thanks,ill see if i can find something similar here in italy or may be ill try to buy it on internet
i still wait for somebody to tell me what is the solution for people with arrythmias who cannot take evoxac or salagen