Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Parenteral-Local)
Brand Names : Ocucoat, hypromellose
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do.
This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For hydroxypropyl methylcellulose,
the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. Also tell your health
care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods,
preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy - Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose has not been reported
to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.
Breast-feeding - Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose has not been reported
to cause problems in nursing babies.
Children - There is no specific information comparing use of
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose in children with use in other age groups.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use
of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your doctor if
you are using any other ophthalmic prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical
problems may affect the use of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. Make sure you
tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Glaucoma - An increase in the pressure inside your eye may occur
following the surgery