hydroxyethyl cellulose ophthalmic (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Rohto Hydra
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

ophthalmic solution

  • 0.6%

Ophthalmic Lubricant

Indicated to temporarily relieve discomfort due to minor irritations of the eye or exposure to wind and sun

1-2 gtt to affected eye(s) PRN

Dosage Forms & Strengths

ophthalmic solution

  • 0.6%

Ophthalmic Lubricant

Indicated to temporarily relieve discomfort due to minor irritations of the eye or exposure to wind and sun

1-2 gtt to affected eye(s) PRN

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

Discontinue use if the following occurs

  • Eye pain
  • Vision changes
  • Unresolved redness or irritation
  • Condition worsens or lasts >72 hr
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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: B

Lactation: Unknown if distributed in human breast milk

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

Demulcent that lubricates eye surface

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Administration

Instructions

Do not touch tip of container to any surface to avoid contamination

Replace cap after each use

Do not use if solution changes color or becomes cloudy

Remove contact lenses before use

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