Propylene Glycol

Description

Propylene Glycol is a lubricating agent used for the temporary relief of eye irritation caused by dryness of the eyes.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Propylene Glycol

  • Redness of the eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain

Uses of Propylene Glycol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Eye dryness
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed rapidly after administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is considered safe for use by pregnant women. However, discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is considered safe for use by breastfeeding women. However, discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to propylene glycol or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is considered safe for use by pregnant women. However, discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is considered safe for use by breastfeeding women. However, discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Eye symptoms

If you experience any symptoms such as eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation, worsening of the condition or persistence of symptoms for more than 72 hours, contact your doctor for further consultation.

Missed Dose

This medicine is used on an as-needed basis.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is unlikely to cause severe adverse effects. However, contact your doctor if you accidentally swallow this medicine.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the instructions/directions mentioned on the label/package insert and use this medicine exactly as advised. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects or if the symptoms do not improve within 72 hours.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine relieves the burning and irritation sensation associated with eye dryness.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic lubricants

Schedule

OTC

Propylene glycol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01839

DailyMed - Propylene glycol solution/ drops [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=2df0de02-a3e2-471a-9e10-040c3fba75fe

Propylene glycol [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/1_2-propanediol#section=3D-Conformer

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Information on this page was last updated on 20 Aug 2018

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