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Optive Eye Drops

10ml Eye Drop in Bottle
MRP 143.35
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Carboxymethylcellulose / Carmellose(0.5 %)
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Medical Description

Optive eye drops contain carboxymethylcellulose as an active ingredient and is used as a lubricant for relief from burning, irritation and discomfort due to dryness in the eye or due to exposure to wi...
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    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
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    Quick Summary

Uses of Optive Eye Drops

Optive eye drop is used to give relief from burning, irritation and discomfort caused due to dryness of the eye.

Contraindications of Optive Eye Drops

  • If you are allergic to carboxymethylcellulose or other ingredients of Optive eye drops.

Side effects of Optive Eye Drops

  • Eye pain, burning, redness, itching, irritation,
  • Eye discharge
  • Visual disturbances

Precautions and Warnings of Optive Eye Drops



Can I instil Optive eye drops during pregnancy?
There is little information about the effects of Optive eye drops on human pregnancy. Consult the doctor if you are pregnant or you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting the medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I instil Optive eye drop while breastfeeding?
The medicine is used while breastfeeding as it for external application thus its absorption are negligible.


Can I drive after using Optive eye drop?
You may experience vision disturbances like blurred vision and the inability to recognise objects. Avoid driving in case not well or unable to be alert.


Can I consume alcohol while using Optive eye drop?
No information available on the interaction of Optive eye drops with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience irritation, pain, redness in the eye and changes in the vision. If the condition worsens, you might have to discontinue the treatment.
  • Contact lenses must be removed before the application and must be inserted after 15 minutes.
  • Concomitant eye medication must be administered 15 minutes before using Optive eye drop.
  • To avoid contamination or eye injury, avoid touching the tip of the bottle or vial surface and avoid contact with the eye.
  • Discard open single-dose container after use.
  • On accidental ingestion or if you swallow the medicine, contact the doctor or visit the hospital.

Mode of Action of Optive Eye Drops

How Does It Work?

The eyes produce tears and store them in a sac-like structure in the eyes. When there is a decrease in the production of tears, it leads to drying of eyes and causes irritation, redness and itching. C...
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Directions for Use of Optive Eye Drops

  • Use Optive eye drops as recommended by the doctor.
  • Clean the hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Close the eyes for 2-3 minutes and avoid blinking or squeezing after application.
  • Avoid touching the eyes with the dropper and it must be kept clean.
  • Wipe the extra liquid from the face with a tissue.
  • It is advised to remove the contact lens before using the medicine.
  • Check for the colour of the solution.
  • Avoid using it if the colour is changed or has become cloudy.

Interactions of Optive Eye Drops

Interactions with other medicines

  • Inform the physician about the other medicine, supplement or over the counter products that you are consuming.
  • If you use another eye drop product along with Optive eye drops, keep a minimum gap of 15 minutes between the application of both medicines.

Storage and disposal of Optive Eye Drops

  • Store Optive eye drops at or below 25°C in a clean and dry place.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Avoid using expired medicine and discard it properly.
  • Do not use the medicine if the contents are of a different colour or if particles are present.

Dosage of Optive Eye Drops


Optive eye drops is meant for external application, cases of an overdose are unlikely. Upon accidental ingestion, contact the doctor or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed using Optive eye drops, instil the drops as soon as possible if the next instillation is more than 4 hours later. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and in...
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Content Details


Dr. Alok Nachane

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I use Optive eye drop with contact lenses?

A: No, it is advisable to remove contact lenses and then instil the medicine. Wear the lenses after 15 mins.

Q: Can I use the medicine for the ears?

A: No, it is an eye drop and must be used for the eyes.

Q: How to open Optive eye drops?

A: Read the instructions provided on the packaging. Twist the nozzle and break the seal. Tight the nozzle again. Shake well before use.

Q: Is Optive eye drops safe for babies?

A: The safety and efficacy of the medicine on babies and children have not been established. No information is available.

Q: Uses of Optive eye drop?

A: Optive eye drop is used as a lubricant and in conditions causing dry eyes.

Q: Can I use Optive eye drops frequently?

A: Optive eye drops must be used as prescribed by the doctor.

Q: Can Optive eye drops cause cataract?

A: No information suggesting the use of the medicine leads to cataract formation. It is safe with a minimal side effect profile.

Q: How many times can I use Optive eye drops?

A: Optive eye drops should usually be used as required. Optive eye drop should be used for the exact duration and in the dose prescribed by the doctor. Ideally, it should not be used more than 4 times a day.

Q: Optive eye drop vs Refresh tears, which is better?

A: Both the eye drops have the same active ingredients. However, the doctor will prescribe you the medicine based on medical history. It is advisable to use the recommended brand only.


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ContainsCarboxymethylcellulose / Carmellose(0.5 %)
UsesDryness of eyes
Side effectsEye pain, burning, redness, itching, irritation
Last Updated on: 17 Nov 2021 | 06:15 PM (IST)
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