hydroxypropyl cellulose

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hydroxypropyl cellulose

 [hi-drok″se-pro´pil sel´u-lōs]
a water-soluble derivative of cellulose, used as an pharmaceutic aid and also applied topically to the conjunctiva to protect and lubricate the cornea in the treatment of dry eye.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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- The use of a tiny insert called Lacrisert, which is placed in the lower eyelid and releases a lubricating solution continuously throughout the day.
The hydroxypropyl cellulose inserts (Lacrisert) are placed between the lower eyelid and eyeball once a day.
--Prescription options may include Lacrisert, a small, clear insert that dissolves throughout the day to stabilize the eye's tear film, and Restasis (cyclosporine A) eye drops, which increase tear production.
Aton Pharma also provides the dry eye medication LACRISERT (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert), a preservative-free, once-daily*, sustained release prescription insert indicated for moderate to severe dry eye, that helps to retain moisture, stabilize the tear film, and lubricate the eye.
"As we have done with LACRISERT and other Aton products, we will concentrate on enhancing distribution, sampling and reimbursement assistance while increasing patient and provider awareness for TIMOPTIC in OCUDOSE," added Mr.
* Hydroxypropyl cellulose (Lacrisert), a small dissolvable cellulose pellet that fit into your lower eyelid, may also be helpful in the treatment of dry eyes.
Some runners with dry eyes may like the slow release hydroxypropyl cellulose pellets, called Lacriserts, which are instilled in the lower fornix of the eye and dissolve over several hours.
The difficulty prescriptions swallowing or Lacriserts talking, unusual (hydroxypropyl tastes or cellulose) for dry smells, thirst, eyes and Salagen tongue ulcers (pilocarpine and severe hydrochloride) and dental caries.