How Does Ophthalmic Sodium Chloride Hypertonic Work?

Reviewed on 6/25/2021

What is ophthalmic sodium chloride hypertonic and how does it work?

Ophthalmic sodium chloride hypertonic is a saline formulation that draws out excess fluid from the cornea and releases it as tears.

How is ophthalmic sodium chloride hypertonic used?

Ophthalmic sodium chloride hypertonic is a solution or ointment topically administered in the eye to reduce swelling caused by corneal edema.

What are the side effects of ophthalmic sodium chloride hypertonic?

Side effects of ophthalmic sodium chloride hypertonic may include:

  • Temporary burning and irritation

Information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

What are names of some ophthalmic sodium chloride hypertonic drugs?

Generic and brand names of ophthalmic sodium chloride hypertonic drugs include:

  • Sodium chloride hypertonic, ophthalmic
  • Muro 128 2%
  • Muro 128 5%
  • Muro 128 5% Ointment

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/sodium-chloride-hypertonic-ophthalmic-muro-128-2-muro-128-5-999628

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