Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Sjogren's syndrome 670 40
Dry eyes 289 86
Dry eye syndrome 238 22
Bell's palsy 88 3
Blurry vision 13 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 8
Mild 12
None 135

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lubricant Eye Drops

Side effect Patients Percentage
Blurry vision 5
Burning sensation in eyes 4
Burning sensation 2
Atrioventricular nodal re-entry tachycardia 1
Dry eyes 1
Eye pain 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Dosage Patients Percentage
preserved as needed 9
daily 8
0.25 % three times daily 2
1 % twice daily 2
1% as needed 2
2drop(s) as needed 2
- as needed 2
as needed 2
0.055 % four times daily 1
0.25 % daily 1

See all 26 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 22
Did not seem to work 20
Course of treatment ended 11
Doctor's advice 11
Expense 6
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 65 patients who've stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Duration

Currently taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 80
Usually 38
Sometimes 33
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 22
A little hard to take 39
Not at all hard to take 94
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 8
< $25 85
Not specified 63

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lubricant Eye Drops after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis) 1
Optive 1

Patients stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Loteprednol (Lotemax) 1
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12 patient evaluations for Lubricant Eye Drops

Nov 4, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for vision problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 10, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for vision problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps to lubricate my dry eyes
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 25, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for vision problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps to lubricate the eyes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 17, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vision problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with Dry Eyes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 10, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for vision problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps to lubricate my dry eyes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for vision problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 13, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for vision problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with dry eyes
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2017 (Started Jul 19, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 30, 2014 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for dry eyes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 8, 2013 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dry eyes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 28, 2011 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for dry eyes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 22, 2010 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Feb 20, 2010 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Mar 1, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Aug 18, 2008 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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