Carboxymethylcellulose is used for the temporary relief of burning, irritation and discomfort due to the dryness of the eye.
Contraindications of Carboxymethylcellulose / Carmellose
When should one not use Carboxymethylcellulose / Carmellose
If you are hypersensitive to carboxymethylcellulose.
Side effects of Carboxymethylcellulose / Carmellose
Common side effects of this drug are:
Precautions and Warnings of Carboxymethylcellulose / Carmellose
Can I use it during pregnancy?
Limited safety information is available on the use of Carboxymethylcellulose containing eyes drops/gels in pregnancy.
Can I use the Carboxymethylcellulose containing eyes drops/gels while breastfeeding?
Carboxymethylcellulose containing eyes drops/gels can be used while breastfeeding if prescribed by the doctor as this is meant for external application and chances of its absorption are negligible.
Can I drive if I have used the carboxymethylcellulose containing eyes drops/gels?
You may experience visual disturbances like a blurred vision after instilling eye drops or application the gel. Therefore, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.
Can I consume alcohol if I have applied/instilled carboxymethylcellulose containing products?
There is no information available on the interaction of Carboxymethylcellulose containing eyes drops/gels with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You experience irritation, pain, redness of the eye and changes in vision occur or your condition worsens, you may need to discontinue the treatment.
Contact lenses should be removed before each application and may be inserted after 15 minutes.
Concomitant eye medication should be administered 15 minutes before application of carboxymethylcellulose containing eyes drops/gels.
If you accidentally ingest or swallow this medicine, contact your doctor or visit the hospital immediately.
Mode of Action of Carboxymethylcellulose / Carmellose
How Does It Work?
Our eyes continuously produce teras and store them in a sac-like structure in the eyes. When there is a decrease in the production of tears, it leads to drying of eyes which causes further irritation, redness and itching. Carboxymethylcellulose has a high viscosity which prevents the drainage of tears and increases its retention time in the eye. Thus, the tears that are formed are retained in the eyes for a longer time, lubricating the eyes....
Interactions of Carboxymethylcellulose / Carmellose
Interactions with other medicines
Tell your doctor about any other medicine, supplement or OTC products you are taking.
Keep a minimum gap of 15 minutes between the application of any other medicines which needs to be applied in the eyes after the application of products containing carboxymethylcellulose.
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