Corneregel

Corneregel gel - Use | Dose | Effects

Category B vitamin

Corneregel is a medicine that contains an active substance called dexpanthenol. It is found in the form of gel intended for ocular administration (also known as eye gel or ophthalmic gel). It belongs to the group of B vitamins and it has soothing, healing and refreshing effect on the eyes. Dexpanthenol is actually a vitamin B5 and it helps to accelerate cell renewal. Therefore, it is used in the following conditions:

  • For ocular surface wound healing
  • Superficial eye injuries
  • Inflammation of the cornea (keratitis)
  • As adjunctive therapy for the treatment of bacterial, fungal or viral corneal infections

Precautions

Corneregel should be avoided in patients who are allergic to the active substance dexpanthenol or other similar medicines. If are experiencing symptoms of an allergy, such as: rash, itching of the eye, redness or swelling, contact your doctor immediately.

If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using Corneregel eye gel. Wait for 20 minutes after using Corneregel eye gel before putting your contact lenses back.

Avoid touching the Corneregel dropper on to any surface, including the eyes and eyelids. The dropper is sterile and if it becomes contaminated it can cause an eye infections or can lead to eyes becoming irritated.

Corneregel should be avoided in patients who have a serious eye injury. It can be used only in the treatment of superficial eye injuries.

Use of Corneregel during pregnancy and breastfeeding

There is insufficient data on the use of this eye gel during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor before you start to apply this eye gel.

How to use

The recommended dose is to place one drop of gel in the eye, 4-6 times each day and 15 minutes before going to bed.

Avoid touching the Corneregel dropper on to any surface, including the eyes and eyelids. The dropper is sterile and if it becomes contaminated it can cause an eye infections or can lead to eyes becoming irritated.

This gel can be used for as long as your doctor recommends.

How to use:
  1. Wash hands thoroughly and tilt your look at the ceiling
  2. Pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger to form a pocket
  3. Hold the bottle in a vertical position (upside down) about one inch above eye surface (without touching your eye), and apply enough pressure to release one drop of Corneregel gel in the eye
  4. Move your eye while open to ensure the gel covers your eye completely
  5. Replace and tighten the protective cap right away and store in a dry and dark place in order to reduce the risk of infections from contaminated gels.

Use with other medicines (Interactions)

There are no known interactions for Corneregel with other medicines.

Tell your doctor if you are using any eye ointment, drops, gel or cream.

Side effects

Corneregel can cause following side effects:

  1. itchy eye,
  2. redness of the eye,
  3. eye irritation and mild allergic reactions.

Side effects occur only rarely. However, if you are experiencing any other side effects which you think may be due to this eye gel, tell your doctor right away.