How do I get TOZAL®?
Please ask your doctor if a prescription of TOZAL® is right for you. Once your doctor has written you a prescription take it to your local pharmacy.
If a pharmacy does not have it in inventory, then ask them to please order it for you from their wholesaler.
Why is TOZAL® prescription only?
TOZAL® Complete Eye Health Formula is now available for your patients by prescription. Practicing under the medical model, the new Rx Only TOZAL® gives the doctor better patient compliance and improved medical management of AMD and Dry Eye by assuring regular follow up visits.
TOZAL® is indicated for the distinct nutritional requirements of individuals diagnosed with, or at risk for, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The clinically supported ingredients in TOZAL® aid in the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the eye.
Take three Softgels daily. TOZAL® should be taken with food.
How soon should I see improvement?
For the 57% of patients in the TOZAL® study they showed an increase in visual acuity within 6 months of starting the study.
However, the goal of TOZAL® therapy is to stabilize and maintain vision and not all patients will notice visual improvements.
What is in TOZAL®?
Serving Size: 3 Softgels
CONTAINS: (Each serving contains)
| Vitamin A (Palmitate)
|| 10,000 IU
| Vitamin A (Natural Beta Carotene)
|| 18,640 IU
| Vitamin C
|| 452 mg
| Vitamin E
|| 200 IU
|| 69 mg
|| 1.6 mg
|| 400 mg
|| 10 mg
|| 2 mg
| Vitamin D3
|| 800 IU
| Omega-3 Combination of EPA/DHA
|| 600 mg
Can TOZAL® be taken with other medication?
Yes, TOZAL® may be taken with other medication. There are no known contraindications.
Is Beta-Carotene Harmful?
Synthetic beta-carotene has been found to potentially increase lung cancer in smokers. The results are not relevant for natural beta-carotene, which has been found to be safe for smokers. Natural beta-carotene has an antioxidant activity that is distinct from the synthetic form. In one clinical trial, pre cancerous changes in people reverted to normal tissue with natural beta-carotene supplements, but not with synthetic supplements. Increasingly, nutritionally oriented doctors recommend that people supplement only natural beta-carotene. Unfortunately, the major OTC eye vitamin companies continue to use synthetic beta-carotene because it is less expensive to manufacture. Several companies are now marketing a "smokers safe" formula by simply omitting the synthetic beta-carotene - again, a less expensive option as compared to switching to the safer natural beta-carotene.