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Overview

Lacrigel

Manufacturer: Sunways India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Hypromellose
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Lacrigel is used to treat the symptoms of dry and/or irritated eyes. Common causes of this condition are windy conditions, excessive use of computers, excessive reading, sunny weather, heating or air conditioning, and certain medications. It functions as an eye lubricant, keeping your eyes moist. This helps to protect the eye from infections and probable injuries, and alleviates the symptoms of dry eye syndrome, such as itching, burning, or the feeling that there is something in your eye.

This medicine is available in the form of eye drops and ointments for topical application. While using this medicine, do as directed by your doctor. It may be best to use the ointment before you go to bed, while you can use the eye drops as many times as you require during the day. The adverse effects caused by this medicine are usually temporary, and include blurred vision, and a burning or stinging or an irritating sensation in the eyes. If these symptoms persist, immediately inform your doctor. Also consult your doctor if you develop redness in your eyes, or if the initial adverse effects appear to persist. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. Keep it away from children.

dry eye disease
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Genteal 0.3% eye drop is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Genteal 0.3% eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Patient should wait until the vision clears before driving or using machines.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lacrigel, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Hypromellose, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi dear sir, I am suffering from EYE dry skin problem, working at pharma lab, what reason of my problem, how to sallow the problem.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Hi dear sir,
I am suffering from EYE dry skin problem, working at pharma lab, what reason of my problem, how to sallo...
Drink lot of water take breaks every 20 minutes if you are using computer wear pretoective glassess if you are exposed to chemicals you can use lacrigel eye ointment around the eyes at bedtime for 2 weeks.
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After Lasik laser treatment for how much time I will have to face side effect like dry eyes. For whole life:(. Or will it be ok like normal eyes?

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Ophthalmologist, Rewa
After Lasik laser treatment for how much time I will have to face side effect like dry eyes. For whole life:(. Or wil...
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Good Afternoon Doctors, I need to clarify about my eye sight. I had under gone Lasic operation 2. 5 years before and now I am 28 years old. I have a problem of glaring effects in night time while driving. I have asked the doctor where I under gone operation. They prescribed the Hypromellose Ophthalmic Solution USP - Eyemist Forte. But again I have same problem. Can you please advise me on this. Thanks

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Ophthalmologist, Mysore
Haloes around lights is a known side effect of LASIK. If you have too much of a problem use some riding glasses with Anti-reflective coatings. It may help you.
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