Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dry eyes 207 68
Sjogren's syndrome 206 35
Dry eye syndrome 86 22
Bell's palsy 13 4
Itchy eyes 8 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
Severe 3
Moderate 8
Mild 11
None 117

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lubricant Eye Drops

Side effect Patients
Blurry vision 5
Burning sensation in eyes 4
Burning sensation 2
Dry eyes 1
Eye pain 1
Eyes red 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Dosage Patients
daily 28
preserved as needed 20
- as needed 7
as needed 7
1% as needed 6
2drop(s) as needed 5
0.4-0.3% as needed 4
0.5% as needed 4
1drop(s) as needed 4
0.25 % daily 3

See all 42 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops

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Reason Patients
Other 21
Did not seem to work 19
Course of treatment ended 12
Doctor's advice 11
Expense 7
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 64 patients who've stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Duration

Currently taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 58
10 years or more 31

Stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 76
Usually 29
Sometimes 27
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 34
Not at all hard to take 80
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 6
< $25 74
Not specified 56

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lubricant Eye Drops after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Optive 1

Patients stopped taking Lubricant Eye Drops and switched to:

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

Nov 6, 2008 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for dry eyes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Jul 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for dry eyes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other One time
Advice & Tips: Having a complex prescription of -13 means I hate wearing glasses and wear contacts no matter what. Recently my contacts have been almost unbearable and blinking first thing in a morning is like sandpapering my eyes. These provide a little light relief from one of the myriad of problems in a morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Jul 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for dry eyes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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