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Retaine PM Nighttime Ointment

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This product is the latest casualty of the ointment shortage. I was told the 3.5g size will no longer be made. A 5g size which was previously on the market will be available later this year. If you need an exact replacement for this ointment, I recommend Soothe PM (Bausch & Lomb) which is available in many drugstores.

About Retaine PM

  • For nighttime use
  • Preservative-free
  • Active ingredients: petrolatum (80%) and mineral oil (20%)
  • 3.5g (.12 fl oz) tube

Description (by Rebecca)

Which ointment to choose? There are lots of ointments on the market, and they're all made of the same stuff mostly - white petrolatum and mineral oil. The main thing that distinguishes one product from another is the proportions of those two ingredients. Refresh PM is the most balanced (57.3%, 42.5% respectively) while Genteal and Systane ointments are mostly white petrolatum (94%). Retaine PM is in between (80%/20%). For plenty of people the differences may not matter, but certainly I've noticed some over the years who find that the differences matter for their purposes, so comparison shopping can be helpful.

Should I be using ointment at all? Ointments are attractive for overnight use due to their staying power - unlike polymer drops and gel drops, they don't just dissolve and dissipate in a short time. However, not everyone who has moderate to severe overnight dry eye symptoms therefore has to use an ointment. Many people can get by with a less viscous (not to mention non-greasy!) lubricant, such as a polymer gel or even gel drop, if they also use some kind of night protection (shield, mask, goggle, etc.).  

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

Retaine PM Nighttime Ointment provides relief for severe dry eye, irritated eyes. Ideal for use at night before bedtime.

Active Ingredients

Mineral Oil (20%) Eye lubricant
White petrolatum (80%) Eye lubricant

Uses 

  • As a lubricant to prevent further irritation or to relieve dryness of the eye(s).

Warnings

For use in the eyes only.

When using this product

  • do not touch tip of container to any surface to avoid contamination.
  • replace cap after use.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye.
  • the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours.

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. 

Directions

  • Pull down the lower lid of the eye(s).
  • Apply a small amount (1/4 inch) of ointment to the inside of the eyelid.

Other information

  • Do not use if carton tamper seals are broken or missing.
  • Store between 16-30 degrees C (59-86 F).
  • Keep this carton for full product information.

Questions?

Call (800) 233-5469 M-F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM CST or visit www.retainebrand.com

Unavailable

This product is the latest casualty of the ointment shortage. I was told the 3.5g size will no longer be made. A 5g size which was previously on the market will be available later this year. If you need an exact replacement for this ointment, I recommend Soothe PM (Bausch & Lomb) which is available in many drugstores.

About Retaine PM

  • For nighttime use
  • Preservative-free
  • Active ingredients: petrolatum (80%) and mineral oil (20%)
  • 3.5g (.12 fl oz) tube

Description (by Rebecca)

Which ointment to choose? There are lots of ointments on the market, and they're all made of the same stuff mostly - white petrolatum and mineral oil. The main thing that distinguishes one product from another is the proportions of those two ingredients. Refresh PM is the most balanced (57.3%, 42.5% respectively) while Genteal and Systane ointments are mostly white petrolatum (94%). Retaine PM is in between (80%/20%). For plenty of people the differences may not matter, but certainly I've noticed some over the years who find that the differences matter for their purposes, so comparison shopping can be helpful.

Should I be using ointment at all? Ointments are attractive for overnight use due to their staying power - unlike polymer drops and gel drops, they don't just dissolve and dissipate in a short time. However, not everyone who has moderate to severe overnight dry eye symptoms therefore has to use an ointment. Many people can get by with a less viscous (not to mention non-greasy!) lubricant, such as a polymer gel or even gel drop, if they also use some kind of night protection (shield, mask, goggle, etc.).  

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

Retaine PM Nighttime Ointment provides relief for severe dry eye, irritated eyes. Ideal for use at night before bedtime.

Active Ingredients

Mineral Oil (20%) Eye lubricant
White petrolatum (80%) Eye lubricant

Uses 

  • As a lubricant to prevent further irritation or to relieve dryness of the eye(s).

Warnings

For use in the eyes only.

When using this product

  • do not touch tip of container to any surface to avoid contamination.
  • replace cap after use.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye.
  • the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours.

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. 

Directions

  • Pull down the lower lid of the eye(s).
  • Apply a small amount (1/4 inch) of ointment to the inside of the eyelid.

Other information

  • Do not use if carton tamper seals are broken or missing.
  • Store between 16-30 degrees C (59-86 F).
  • Keep this carton for full product information.

Questions?

Call (800) 233-5469 M-F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM CST or visit www.retainebrand.com