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Lacrisert

Lacrisert Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) is an ophthalmic insert used to treat dry eyes. It is usually used when an artificial tears solution is not successful. Lacrisert may also be used to treat certain other eye disorders (keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity). Common side effects include eye discomfort/irritation/redness, tearing, eye sensitivity to light, sticky eyelashes, or temporary blurred vision.

A dose of one Lacrisert ophthalmic insert in each eye once daily is usually sufficient to relieve the symptoms associated with moderate to severe dry eye syndromes. Lacrisert may interact with other eye medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Lacrisert should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Lacrisert Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

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.

Read the entire patient information overview for Lacrisert (Cellulose)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Lacrisert FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

The following adverse reactions have been reported in patients treated with LACRISERT (cellulose) , but were in most instances mild and transient:

Transient blurring of vision (See PRECAUTIONS)
 Ocular discomfort or irritation
 Matting or stickiness of eyelashes
 Photophobia
 Hypersensitivity
 Edema of the eyelids
 Hyperemia

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Lacrisert (Cellulose) »

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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