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The tension of prescription is over! Now Refresh Tears Eye Drops will be available without a prescription


The need for a prescription to buy Refresh Tears Eye Drops will now be done away with.
India’s drug regulatory body is considering eliminating the need for prescriptions.
An application was made by the pharmaceutical company, in which it was asked to remove the condition of prescription.

New Delhi. You will no longer need a prescription to buy Refresh Tears Eye Drops. The apex panel under India’s drug regulatory body is considering a proposal to do away with the requirement of prescription to buy drug refresh tears for the treatment of dry eyes. News18.com has got this information. The Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has received an application from Allergan, an American biopharmaceutical firm listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the manufacturer of Refresh Tears. In this application, the condition of prescription has been asked to be removed.

According to an official, the firm has presented a product. It contains Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium Eye Drop. It is said to be a solution for temporary relief from irritation and discomfort due to dry eyes. The product contains artificial tears, which are used to relieve dry eyes. It eliminates irritation. Which may be due to the inability to produce enough tears in the eyes.

According to the source, the firm has requested to change the category for this product from prescription drug to non-prescription drug category. The proposal was first discussed by the subject expert committee in January in which the committee recommended that the said pharmaceutical product be sold by the retailer without a prescription. Now the final proposal has been sent to DTAB for consideration.

Digvijay Singh, HOD, Department of Ophthalmology, Narayan Superspeciality Hospital Gurugram said that dry eyes, computer vision syndrome has increased in the present technological era. Therefore, it is important to make lubricant eye drops freely available. I think it is a good move that eye drops like Refresh Tears should be made available without a prescription. Because it is the need of the hour.

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