Hydroxypropyl cellulose pellets
Drug Class: Ocular lubricants Brand Names: Lacrisert
One pellet in lower lids once or twice a day.
Potential Side Effects
Eye pain; eyelid swelling; irritation or redness of eyes; matting or stickiness of eyelashes; sensitivity to light; vision changes.
Place pellets in lower eyelids. Add artificial tears to make pellets dissolve and to lock in moisture.
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.
LAST UPDATED: 03/27/2014