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Hilo-chest of drawers

Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 01.06.2018

Hilo-chest is an ophthalmic medicine. It is a synthetic teardrop replacer.

Indications of the hilo-chest of drawers

It is used to eliminate dryness in the area of the conjunctiva with the cornea (dry keratoconjunctivitis).

Release form

It is produced in drops in flacons (complete with an inspection pump) with a volume of 10 ml. Inside the package contains 1 bottle.


In the treatment of dryness of the ocular membranes, the main is an increase in the volume, as well as the stability of the pre-corneal film of the lacrimal fluid. It was revealed that the hyaluronate, which is contained in the drops, has a molecular mass, chemical properties and rheological characteristics that are similar to mucin - an element of human tears. The properties of the hyaluronate allow it to moisturize the eye, while not adversely affecting the eyesight. Together with this, the ability of the substance to bind water makes it possible to keep the moist eye surface.

After local use, hyaluronate increases the stability of the pre-corneal film, has a positive effect on the epithelial layer, and in addition increases the humidity of the cornea and the volume of tear fluid, and reduces tearful vapors from the eye surface.


Sodium hyaluronate is not absorbed when used topically. There is no information that this substance is able to pass through the cornea. Even with the direct burial of the substance into the intraocular chamber, only very small amounts of hyaluronate were found inside the systemic blood stream, which quickly passed the metabolism in the liver. As a consequence, the development of common toxic effects should not be expected when using drugs.

Use of the hilo-chest of drawers during pregnancy

Controlled tests regarding the effect of the drug on lactating and pregnant women have not been conducted.

But at the same time the drops of the Hilo-chest are allowed to be used during this period, since they do not have a systemic medicinal effect.


Contraindication is the intolerance of any of the constituent elements of the medication.

Side effects of the hilo-chest of drawers

Since there are no preservatives in the drops, they are well tolerated even in the case of prolonged use. Only occasionally there were reports of the occurrence of such side effects as manifestations of hypersensitivity, including burning, itching, redness and irritation, and also puffiness on the eyelids or lacrimation. These violations immediately disappeared when the drug was withdrawn.

Dosing and administration

The medicine is often buried at the rate of the first drop in each eye 3 times a day. If necessary, it is allowed to increase the frequency of procedures. But at the same time a significant increase in frequency (for example, more than 10 times per day) is possible only with the appointment of an ophthalmologist and only under his supervision.

The duration of the course is determined individually, taking into account the testimony.

Interactions with other drugs

You can not combine the medicine with other ophthalmic drugs. If such a combination is necessary, it is required to instill medication at intervals of at least half an hour. It should be noted that ophthalmic ointments are always applied last.

Since after a local ophthalmologic use, the medicine immediately gets inside the target organ and has, first of all, a physical effect (moisturizes the eye surface), without any systemic effect, any pharmacological interactions of drugs other than physical combination with other eye drops should not be expected.

Storage conditions

Keep the drops out of the reach of children. Temperatures are a maximum of 25 ° C.

Shelf life

Hilo-chest of drawers is suitable for use in the period of 3 years. But after opening the bottle it is allowed to apply no more than six months.

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To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Hilo-chest of drawers" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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