Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Ophthalmic)
Brand Names : Lacrisert
Proper Use of This Medicine
This medicine usually comes with patient directions. Read them carefully
before using this medicine. It is very important that you understand how to
insert this eye system properly. If you have any questions about this, check
with your doctor.
Before opening the package containing this medicine, wash your hands
thoroughly with soap and water.
If the eye system accidentally comes out of your eye, as sometimes
occurs when the eye is rubbed, do not put it back in the eye, since it may
be contaminated. Instead, insert another eye system if needed.
You may have to use this medicine for several weeks before your eye
symptoms get better.
Dosing - The dose of hydroxypropyl cellulose will be
different for different patients. Follow your doctor's
orders or the directions on the label
. The following information includes
only the average doses of hydroxypropyl cellulose. If
your dose is different, do not change it
unless your doctor tells you
to do so.
The number of doses you use, the time allowed between
doses, and the length of time you use the medicine depend on the medical problem
for which you are using hydroxypropyl cellulose
For eye system
For dry eyes or eye irritation:
Adults and children - Place one insert in the eye each day.
Missed dose - If you forget to insert an eye system at the proper
time, insert it as soon as possible. Then go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.