Lacrisert Opthalmic Insert (Hydroxypropyl Cellulose) Customer Reviews

Lacrisert Opthalmic Insert

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Hydroxypropyl cellulose is an eye insert designed to alleviate dry eyes. It is typically utilized when artificial tears solutions have not provided effective relief. This medication may also be employed to address various other eye conditions such as keratitis and decreased corneal sensitivity. Its mechanism of action involves maintaining eye moisture, thereby safeguarding the eye from injury and infection, and reducing dry eye symptoms such as burning, itching, and the sensation of a foreign object in the eye.

Uses and Dosage

Use this medication in the affected eye(s) as instructed by your doctor, typically 1 to 2 times daily.

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before applying this medication. Consult your doctor regarding when you can reinsert your contact lenses.

To administer this medication, begin by washing your hands thoroughly. To prevent contamination, avoid touching the insert or allowing it to come into contact with any surface besides the applicator. Use the provided applicator to insert one insert into the eye.

After use, rinse the applicator with hot running water. Shake off any visible water droplets and return the applicator to its storage container.

Refrain from rubbing your eyes while using this medication. If the insert becomes dislodged, you may replace it with another one. Your doctor may also recommend using artificial tears solution or saline drops alongside this medication.

Follow the prescribed regimen for those medications precisely.

Wait for several minutes for your vision to clear before driving or operating machinery.

Consistently use this medication to derive maximum benefit. Establish a routine by administering it at the same time(s) each day.

It may take several weeks to observe the full benefits of this medication. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or deteriorates.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • eye discomfort/irritation/redness
  • tearing
  • eye sensitivity to light
  • sticky eyelashes
  • temporary blurred vision
  • eyelid swelling

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • hives
  • difficulty breathing
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • eye pain
  • persistent eye redness or irritation
  • swelling in or around the eyes
  • vision changes
  • rash
  • severe dizziness


  • Before using hydroxypropyl cellulose, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients that could trigger allergic reactions or other issues.
  • Prior to using this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you have a history of eye surgery, injury, infection, or any eye disease.
  • Following the application of this medication, your vision may temporarily become blurred. Refrain from driving, operating machinery, or engaging in any activity requiring clear vision until your vision has returned to normal.
  • During pregnancy, use this medication only when absolutely necessary. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is uncertain whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert pellet:
    • 5 mg


How long does it take Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert to work?

The Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert starts to soften within an hour of placing it in the eye. As it softens and dissolves into the eye, it starts to thicken your tear film. For some people using Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert, it can take several weeks before you’re satisfied with your dry eye symptom relief.

Can you wear contact lenses with Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert?

Yes, you can continue to wear your contact lenses while using Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert. You should put your contacts into your eye first before placing the insert.



Additional information

Generic name:

Hydroxypropyl Cellulose





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