What is Optive?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Optive™ is a brand name for carboxymethylcellulose, an ophthalmic agent used as an artificial tear substitute for dry eyes.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Optive

Side effect Patients
Eye irritation 2
Itching 1
Stinging sensation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Optive

Dosage Patients
0.5-0.9% three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Optive

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Optive

Duration

Currently taking Optive

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Optive

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Optive and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Sodium Hyaluronate (Supartz) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Optive.