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Hydroxypropyl cellulose pellets

 

Drug Class:

Ocular lubricants

Brand Names

Lacrisert


Dosages

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One pellet in lower lids once or twice a day.


Potential Side Effects

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Eye pain; eyelid swelling; irritation or redness of eyes; matting or stickiness of eyelashes; sensitivity to light; vision changes.


Special Instructions

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  • Place pellets in lower eyelids. Add artificial tears to make pellets dissolve and to lock in moisture.

Be Aware

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  • Carefully follow directions for inserting the pellets in your eye. Improper placement could scratch your cornea. Avoid driving or using machinery until you know how your vision is affected.

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