Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Sjogren's Syndrome 181 25
Dry Eye Syndrome 77 19
Dry eyes 55 23
Bell's palsy 12 4
Ophthalmic Rosacea 6 2
Blepharitis 4 2

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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
Severe 1
Moderate 5
Mild 8
None 58

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lubricant Eye Drops

Side effect Patients
Blurry vision 4
Burning sensation in eyes 2
Burning sensation 1
Dry eyes 1
Eyes red 1
Stinging sensation 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Dosage Patients
preserved as needed 19
daily 15
- as needed 7
0.25% as needed 3
0.5% as needed 3
1% as needed 3
1drop(s) as needed 3
1 drop(s) twice daily 2
2drop(s) as needed 2
2gtt as needed 2

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Why patients stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 9
Did not seem to work 9
Other 8
Doctor's advice 6
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 32 patients who’ve stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Duration

Currently taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 26
10 years or more 13

Stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 45
Usually 17
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 12
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 42
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 46
Not specified 23

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops and switched to:

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

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margie99
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margie99
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See margie99's full Lubricant Eye Drops history

May 25, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

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

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origin
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 40
Condition: Sjogren's Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Sjogren's Syndrome

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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
pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 65
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

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Feb 25, 2014 (Started Dec 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Dry Eye Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 drop(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 6, 2014 (Started Dec 17, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Dry Eye Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 drop(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Much better than Hydromellose which used to dehydrate very quickly this one does not do that at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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