hydroxypropyl cellulose insert - ophthalmic, Lacrisert (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. Learn all preparation and usage instructions. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.To apply this medication, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the insert or let it touch any other surface besides the applicator.If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medication. Ask your doctor when you may replace your contact lenses.Use the supplied applicator to place 1 insert into the eye, usually 1 to 2 times daily or as directed by your doctor.Rinse the applicator with hot running water after use. Shake off any visible water droplets, and then replace the applicator in the storage container.Avoid rubbing your eyes when using this medication. If the insert comes out, you may replace it with another one.Your doctor may direct you to also use an artificial tears solution or saline drops with this medication. Use those medications exactly as prescribed.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.It may take several weeks to see the full benefit of this medication. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Eye discomfort/irritation/redness, tearing, eye sensitivity to light, sticky eyelashes, or temporary blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Remove the insert and tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain, persistent eye redness/irritation, swelling in or around the eyes, vision changes.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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