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OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is a sterile, isotonic, nonpyrogenic viscoelastic solution of highly purified, noninflammatory, 2% hydroxypropylmethylcellulose with a high molecular weight greater than 80,000 daltons. OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is supplied in 1 mL syringes. Each mL provides 20 mg/mL of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose dissolved in a physiological balanced salt solution containing 0.49% sodium chloride, 0.075% potassium chloride, 0.048% calcium chloride, 0.03% magnesium chloride, 0.39% sodium acetate, 0.17% sodium citrate and water for injection. The osmolarity of OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is 285 ± 32 mOsM, the viscosity is 4000 ± 1500 cst, and the pH is 7.2±0.4.

Characteristics: (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)   OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is an ophthalmic surgical aid for use in anterior segment surgery.

OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) :

  1. Is a space occupying, tissue protective substance
  2. Exhibits excellent flow properties
  3. Is completely transparent
  4. Is nonantigenic
  5. Is easily removed from the anterior chamber
  6. Contains no proteins which may cause inflammation or foreign body reactions
  7. Requires no refrigeration or restrictive storage conditions
  8. Does not interfere with normal wound healing process
  9. Clears the trabecular meshwork in 24 hours (98% clearance rate)

What are the precautions when taking hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (Ocucoat)?

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

If you have any health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product.

This product (especially ointments) may temporarily cause blurred vision right after being placed in the eye(s). Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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