What is ocular lubricant?
Ocular lubricant is a solution specially formulated to moisturize the eyes.
Ocular lubricant is used to relieve burning, irritation, and discomfort of the eyes due to dryness.
Ocular lubricant may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use ocular lubricant if you have a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in the eye, unless you are also using an anti-infective medicine.
Ocular lubricant is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Talk to your healthcare provider before using ocular lubricant if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether ocular lubricant passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Avoid using other medications in your eyes during treatment with ocular lubricant unless your doctor has told you to.
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An overdose of this medication is not expected to produce life-threatening side effects.
Since ocular lubricant is used as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are using the medication regularly, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
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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 at once if you have a serious side effect such as severe eye pain or vision changes.
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.
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It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on ocular lubricant used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
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