Lacrisert

Drug List

Lacrisert

Drug Name

Lacrisert (Hydroxypropyl cellulose)

Manufactured By

Bausch & Lomb, Inc.

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is an insert that is placed in your eye to treat dry eyes. It is usually used when an artificial tears solution is not successful. This medication may also be used to treat certain other eye disorders (keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity). It works by keeping the eye moist, helping to protect the eye from injury and infection and to decrease symptoms of dry eyes such as burning, itching, and feeling as if something is in the eye.

How To Use

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.

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. Remove the insert and tell your doctor right away 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.

Drug Interactions

Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: other eye medications.

In Case of Overdose

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) away from heat. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.