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Lacrisert Opthalmic Insert

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Lacrisert Opthalmic Insert
Dosage: 5mg
Quantity: 60
Price: $238.10


Lacrisert is a prescription ophthalmic insert used for the treatment of moderate to severe dry eye syndrome, including keratoconjunctivitis sicca. It is made of hydroxypropyl cellulose and is preservative-free.

Use and Dosage

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. Learn all preparation and usage instructions. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medication. Ask your doctor when you may replace your contact lenses.

To apply this medication:

  • Wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the insert or let it touch any other surface besides the applicator.
  • Use the supplied applicator to place 1 insert into the eye as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 2 times daily.
  • Rinse the applicator with hot running water after use.
  • Shake off any visible water droplets, and then replace the applicator in the storage container.

Avoid rubbing your eyes when using this medication. If the insert comes out, you may replace it with another one. Your doctor may direct you to also use an artificial tears solution or saline drops with this medication. Use those medications exactly as prescribed.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.

It may take several weeks to see the full benefit of this medication. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsen.

Side Effects

Eye discomfort/irritation/redness, tearing, eye sensitivity to light, sticky eyelashes or temporary blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Remove the insert and tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including eye redness/irritation that does not go away, eye pain, swelling in or around the eyes, and vision changes.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


  • Before using hydroxypropyl cellulose, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: eye surgery/injury/infection/disease.
  • After you apply this drug, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you can do it safely.
  • During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Forms and Strengths

Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Lacrisert Ophthalmic Insert Pellet:
    • 5 mg


How is Lacrisert used?

Lacrisert is a rod-shaped, translucent insert that is placed between the lower eyelid and the eyeball. It dissolves slowly, releasing a substance that lubricates the eye, usually used once a day.

Are there any precautions or instructions for using Lacrisert?

If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using Lacrisert. Follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. If you have any questions, consult with your healthcare professional.

Are there any alternative treatments for dry eyes?

Yes, there are alternative treatments for dry eyes. Some options include eye inserts that work like artificial tears, tear-stimulating medicines, and autologous blood serum drops. These alternatives may be considered if artificial tears or Lacrisert are not effective.



Additional information

Brand Name:

Lacrisert Opthalmic Insert

Scientific Name:

Hydroxypropyl Cellulose

Other Names:

Lacrisert Opthalmic Insert



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