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Optive Eye Drops

Optive Eye Drops

10ml Eye Drop in Bottle
MRP 137.64*
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Optive 0.5 % Description

Optive eye drops are a lubricant used to provide relief from burning, irritation, and discomfort in the eyes due to dryness or due to exposure to wind or sun. It contains carboxymethylcellulose as the active ingredient. The dryness of the eye is due to various factors like wind, sunlight, continuous use of computers, and staying in air-conditioned setups. Optive eye drops help in re-establishing the moisture of the eyes using natural tears. Before using Optive eye drops, discuss with the doctor if you have other eye conditions. This eye drop should be used externally only. Do not ingest this medicine. Avoid touching the dropper with your hands.


Product Summary

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ContainsCarboxymethylcellulose / Carmellose(0.5 %)
UsesDryness of eyes
Side effectsEye pain, burning, redness, itching, irritation
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Uses of Optive 0.5 %

Optive eye drop is used to give relief from burning, irritation, and discomfort in the eyes caused due to dryness of the eye, wind, sunlight, continuous use of computers, or staying in air-conditioned...
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Contraindications of Optive 0.5 %

If you are allergic to carboxymethylcellulose or any other ingredient of Optive eye drops.

Side effects of Optive 0.5 %

  • Eye pain
  • Burning
  • Eye redness
  • Eye itching
  • Irritation

Precautions and Warnings of Optive 0.5 %



Can I instill Optive eye drops during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the effect of Optive eye drops during pregnancy. This medicine can be used during pregnancy if recommended by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I instill Optive eye drop while breastfeeding?
No information is available if Optive eye drops pass into human breast milk. Breastfeeding women can use this eye drop if advised by the doctor.


Can I drive after using Optive eye drop?
You may experience vision disturbances like blurred vision after using Optive eye drops. If you experience any such symptoms which may affect your ability to drive properly, then it is suggested that you do not drive until your vision clears.


Can I consume alcohol while using Optive eye drop?
There is limited information available regarding the interaction of alcohol with Optive eye drops. Ask your doctor for advice on alcohol intake along with Optive eye drops.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience irritation, pain, redness in the eye, and changes in vision after using this medicine.

Directions for Use of Optive 0.5 %

  • 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. The dropper must be kept clean to avoid infections.
  • Wipe the extra liquid from the face with a tissue.
  • It is advised to remove the contact lens before using the medicine.
  • Use the exact number of drops as recommended by your doctor.
  • If you have been prescribed any other eye/ear drops or ointments, keep an interval of at least 5 minutes between both the medicines.

Storage and disposal of Optive 0.5 %

  • Store Optive eye drops below 25°C in a clean and dry place.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Quick Tips of Optive 0.5 %

  • Optive eye drop is an ocular lubricant used to relieve dryness of the eye which irritates and causes a burning sensation in the eyes. This medicine has carboxymethylcellulose as its main component. Th...
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  • This medicine should not be used for treating any other condition unless specified by the doctor. Consult your doctor before using this medicine in children.
  • It is meant for eye application and should not be swallowed. Do not use more than the recommended amount of this medicine or do not use it for longer periods of time than directed. Wash your hands bef...
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  • Blurred vision, discomfort, irritation, or itching in the eyes may occur in some individuals with the use of this medicine. Inform your doctor if these effects bother you or do not go away. If you exp...
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Dosage of Optive 0.5 %


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

Missed a Dose

If you have missed using Optive eye drops, instill the drops as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and instill the drops at the time of the next dose as pla...
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Mode of Action of Optive 0.5 %

How Does It Work?

Optive eye drops has a high viscosity which prevents the drainage of tears and increases the retention time in the eye. The tears formed are retained into the eyes for a longer time, lubricating the e...
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Interactions of Optive 0.5 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • Since Optive eye drops is to be used externally on eyes, it is less likely to interact with other medicines.
  • However, consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating other health conditions.

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 Optive eye drops. Wear the lenses after 15 mins.

Q: Can I use Optive eye drop for the ears?

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

Q: How to open Optive eye drops?

  • 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 Optive eye drops on babies and children have not been established. No information is available. Ask your doctor for advice on the use of Optive eye drops in babies.

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.

Q: What is the use of Optive eye drops?

A: Optive eye drop is used to provide relief from burning, irritation, and discomfort in the eyes caused due to dryness of the eye, wind, sunlight, continuous use of computers, or staying in air-conditioned setups.

Q: Can I use Optive eye drops for dry eyes?

A: Yes, Optive eye drops can be used for treating dry eyes. However, you should only use this eye drop if recommended by your doctor.
Last Updated on: 15 May 2023 | 7:55 PM (IST)

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