ocular lubricant ointments (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Dry Eyes, LacriLube NP, more...Advanced Eye Relief Night Time Lubricant Eye Ointment (Preservative Free), Duratears Naturale, Lubrifresh PM, PuraLube, Refresh PM, Tears Renewed, Stye
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

ophthalmic ointment

  • white petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin, sodium chloride
  • 20% mineral oil/80% white petrolatum
  • 31.9% mineral oil/57.7% white petrolatum
  • 15% mineral oil/83% white petrolatum
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Ocular Protection & Lubrication

Thin ribbon (~0.25 in. or 0.6 cm) applied to lower lid of affected eye(s)

Dosage Forms & Strengths

ophthalmic ointment

  • white petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin, sodium chloride
  • 20% mineral oil/80% white petrolatum
  • 31.9% mineral oil/57.7% white petrolatum
  • 15% mineral oil/83% white petrolatum
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Ocular Protection & Lubrication

Thin ribbon (~0.25 in. or 0.6 cm) applied to lower lid of affected eye(s)

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Blurred vision after application

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: C

Lactation: Unknown

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Elicits lubrication and possesses emollient properties

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