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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Artificial Tears, Celluvisc, Clear Eyes CLR, Comfort Tears, Dry Eye Relief, GenTeal, Isopto Tears, Lacri-Lube S.O.P., Lacrisert, Lubricant Eye Drops, Moisture Drops, Oasis Tears, Opti-Free Rewetting Drops, optive, Refresh, Soothe, Sterilube, Systane, Systane Balance, Tears Again, Tears Naturale, Tears Renew, TheraTears, Ultra Fresh, Visine Tears

Generic Name: ocular lubricant (Pronunciation: OK yoo lar LOO bri kant)

What is ocular lubricant (Artificial Tears, Celluvisc, Clear Eyes CLR, Comfort Tears, Dry Eye Relief, GenTeal, Isopto Tears, Lacri-Lube S.O.P., Lacrisert, Lubricant Eye Drops, Moisture Drops, Oasis Tears, Opti-Free Rewetting Drops, optive, Refresh, Soothe, Sterilube, Systane, Systane Balance, Tears Again, Tears Naturale, Tears Renew, TheraTears, Ultra Fresh, Visine Tears)?

There are many brands and forms of ocular lubricant available and not all are listed on this leaflet.

Ocular lubricant is a solution specially formulated to moisten the eyes.

Ocular lubricant is used to relieve burning, irritation, and discomfort caused by dry eyes.

Ocular lubricant may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of ocular lubricant?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using ocular lubricant and call your doctor if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe burning, stinging, or eye irritation after using the medication;
  • eye pain; or
  • vision changes.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild eye burning or irritation;
  • itching or redness of your eyes;
  • watery eyes;
  • blurred vision; or
  • unpleasant taste in your mouth.

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.

What is the most important information I should know about ocular lubricant?

There are many brands and forms of ocular lubricant available and not all are listed on this leaflet.

You should not use an ocular lubricant if you are allergic to it. Ocular lubricant will not treat or prevent an eye infection.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have any type of infection in your eye.

Do not allow the dropper or tube tip to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper or tube becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.

Stop using ocular lubricant and call your doctor if you have severe burning, stinging, irritation, eye pain, or vision changes.

This medication may cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.

Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse while you are using ocular lubricant.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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