February 18, 2013
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Allergan launches preservative-free lubricant eye drops

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Allergan Inc. announced the launch of Refresh Optive Advanced Preservative-Free lubricant eye drops, the latest addition to Allergan’s dry eye management portfolio, according to a company press release.

The eye drop formula stabilizes the lipid layer to help reduce tear evaporation, hydrates the aqueous layer and provides an advanced lubricating and protective shield to the mucin layer, while further protecting epithelial cells from hypertonic stress, the release said.

Refresh Optive Advanced Preservative-Free is available in 30-count single-use vials, as well as a preserved multidose formula. Both may be used in combination with dry eye prescription therapies and do not require shaking prior to use, according to the release.

Active ingredients in the drops include carboxymethylcellulose sodium 0.5%, glycerin 1% and polysorbate 80 0.5%.