Lacrisert Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 4/4/2022
Lacrisert Side Effects Center

What Is Lacrisert?

Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) is an ophthalmic insert used to treat dry eyes. Lacrisert 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).

What Are Side Effects of Lacrisert?

Common side effects of Lacrisert include:

  • eye discomfort/irritation/redness
  • tearing
  • eye sensitivity to light
  • sticky eyelashes
  • temporary blurred vision, or eyelid swelling

Tell your doctor if you experience severe side effects of Lacrisert such as a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.

Dosage for Lacrisert

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Lacrisert?

Lacrisert may interact with other eye medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Lacrisert During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Lacrisert should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

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.


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Lacrisert Professional Information


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
 Edema of the eyelids

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Lacrisert (Cellulose)


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© Lacrisert Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Lacrisert Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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