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.

Special Instructions 

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

Be Aware

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

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