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Lacrisert Medication - Uses and Side Effects

 

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Genetic Name

  • Artificial Tear Ophthalmic Insert

Brand Names

  • Lacrisert

General Information

Lacrisert medicine is an eye lubricant used to morsel dry eyes. Lacrisert is a member to the group of medicines known as artificial tears. Lacrisert Insert is an eye lubricant. It works by providing tear-like lubrication for relaxation of dry eyes and eye irritation. Lacrisert is indicated in patients with mild to severe dry eye syndromes, including keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

Lacrisert is indicated especially in patients who endure symptomatic after an adequate trial of therapy with artificial tear solutions. The molecular weight is typically 1 x 10 6. Few patients, the coincident administration of a replacement tear solution at the time of insertion may be of benefit to assist in the dissolution of the insert and removal of debris.

Lacrisert is inserted into the inferior cul-de-sac of the eye inferior the base of the tarsus, not in apposition to the cornea, nor under the eyelid at the level of the tarsal plate. If not decently positioned, it will be expelled into the interpalpebral fissure, and may cause symptoms of a foreign body.

Side effects Lacrisert are stickiness of eyelashes, eyelid swelling or redness, eye irritation or discomfort, increased sensitivity to light, or increased eye sensitivity.

Side Effects of Lacrisert

  • Pain burning.
  • Redness.
  • Swelling in or around the eyes.
  • Vision problems.
  • Irritation.

Lacrisert Dosage

  • Adults and children—Place one insert in the eye each day. If overdose is doubtful, contact your local poison control center.

Warnings and precautions before taking Lacrisert

Occupational Hazards: Due to this product may produce transient blurring of vision, patients should be instructed to exercise caution when operating hazardous machinery or driving a motor vehicle. If vulgarly placed, Lacrisert may result in corneal abrasion. Do not rub your eye while you are using this medicine. Pedagogics for inserting and removing Lacrisert should be carefully followed. Do not use LACRISERT if you are allergic to hydroxypropyl cellulose.