hypromellose/carboxymethylcellulose ophthalmic (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Genteal Lubricant Eye Drops, Moderate-to-Severe
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Dosage Forms & Strengths

hypromellose/carboxymethylcellulose ophthalmic

ophthalmic gel drops

  • 0.3%/0.25%

Dry Eyes

Instill 1-2 gtt in affected eye(s) prn

Indications

  • Lubricant to relieve dry eyes
  • Protectant against further eye irritation
  • Temporary relief of burning, irritation and discomfort including exposure to wind or sun

Safety and efficacy not established

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Adverse Effects

None listed in manufacturer's labeling

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to ingredients

Cautions

For topical ophthalmic use only

Discontinue and contact physician if pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye, or if the condition worsens or persists for >72 hr

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy

No information; unlikely to be absorbed systemically

Lactation

Unknown if distributed in human breast milk; unlikely to be absorbed systemically

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

Ophthalmic lubricant

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Administration

Ophthalmic Administration

Do not touch tip to eye (avoid touch contamination)

Do no use if gel changes color or becomes cloudy

Storage

Store at room temperature 15-25°C (59-77° F)

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