Allergan's COMPLETE Multi-Purpose Solution Receives No-Rub Approval; Convenient New Packaging Hits the Shelves

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Allergan, Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:   AGN) today
 announced that COMPLETE(R) Multi-Purpose Solution was approved for cleaning
 and disinfecting today's most popular soft contact lenses without having to
 rub them.  Extensive tests, meeting FDA requirements, confirmed that daily use
 of COMPLETE(R) cleans lenses without rubbing so that this step can be
 eliminated for many wearers.  Importantly, the comfort and performance of the
 product with the new easier instructions was found to be as good or better
 than products that require a rub step.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010403/LATU040 )
     These new instructions offer greater convenience for people who replace
 their lenses every 30 days or less.  Instead of rubbing after wear, lenses are
 simply rinsed thoroughly, then soaked in fresh solution for at least six hours
 to disinfect and remove the daily build-up of lens deposits.  In the morning,
 the cleaning and disinfecting process is finished by rinsing lenses with fresh
 solution from the bottle prior to wear.  No enzyme tablets or additional
 products are needed.
     The new easier instructions and modern-looking COMPLETE(R) bottle, with
 its sleek styling and snap-on storage area for the lens case, provide added
 convenience for lens wearers.  The bottle is ergonomically pleasing and has no
 outer carton, making it more environmentally friendly.
     In 2000, COMPLETE(R) was the first multi-purpose solution to receive FDA
 approval for conditioning, which provides unique comfort benefits to lens
 wearers.  COMPLETE(R) has a special ingredient, which conditions lenses and
 provides a shield of moisture and prolonged lubrication between the lens and
 the eye.  This helps to relieve dryness and irritation, which can be
 associated with contact lens wear.
 
     About Allergan, Inc.
     Allergan, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a
 technology-driven global health care company providing eye care and specialty
 pharmaceutical products worldwide.  Allergan develops and commercializes
 products in the eye care pharmaceutical, ophthalmic surgical device,
 over-the-counter contact lens care, movement disorder, and dermatological
 markets that deliver value to our customers, satisfy unmet medical needs, and
 improve patients' lives.
 
 

SOURCE Allergan, Inc.
    IRVINE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:   AGN) today
 announced that COMPLETE(R) Multi-Purpose Solution was approved for cleaning
 and disinfecting today's most popular soft contact lenses without having to
 rub them.  Extensive tests, meeting FDA requirements, confirmed that daily use
 of COMPLETE(R) cleans lenses without rubbing so that this step can be
 eliminated for many wearers.  Importantly, the comfort and performance of the
 product with the new easier instructions was found to be as good or better
 than products that require a rub step.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010403/LATU040 )
     These new instructions offer greater convenience for people who replace
 their lenses every 30 days or less.  Instead of rubbing after wear, lenses are
 simply rinsed thoroughly, then soaked in fresh solution for at least six hours
 to disinfect and remove the daily build-up of lens deposits.  In the morning,
 the cleaning and disinfecting process is finished by rinsing lenses with fresh
 solution from the bottle prior to wear.  No enzyme tablets or additional
 products are needed.
     The new easier instructions and modern-looking COMPLETE(R) bottle, with
 its sleek styling and snap-on storage area for the lens case, provide added
 convenience for lens wearers.  The bottle is ergonomically pleasing and has no
 outer carton, making it more environmentally friendly.
     In 2000, COMPLETE(R) was the first multi-purpose solution to receive FDA
 approval for conditioning, which provides unique comfort benefits to lens
 wearers.  COMPLETE(R) has a special ingredient, which conditions lenses and
 provides a shield of moisture and prolonged lubrication between the lens and
 the eye.  This helps to relieve dryness and irritation, which can be
 associated with contact lens wear.
 
     About Allergan, Inc.
     Allergan, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a
 technology-driven global health care company providing eye care and specialty
 pharmaceutical products worldwide.  Allergan develops and commercializes
 products in the eye care pharmaceutical, ophthalmic surgical device,
 over-the-counter contact lens care, movement disorder, and dermatological
 markets that deliver value to our customers, satisfy unmet medical needs, and
 improve patients' lives.
 
 SOURCE  Allergan, Inc.