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All about: Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment

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Generic Name: Artificial Tear Ophthalmic Ointment
Brand Name: Examples include Lacri-Lube S.O.P. and Tears Again

Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment is used for:

Treating dry eyes. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment is an eye lubricant. It works by providing tear-like lubrication for relief of dry eyes and eye irritation.

Do NOT use Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment:

Some medical conditions may interact with Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment. Because little, if any, of Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment:

Use Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • To use Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment in the eye, first, wash your hands. Pull the lower eyelid away from your eye to form a pouch (avoiding the eyelashes). Squeeze a thin strip of ointment into the pouch. After using the medicine, gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Blot excess medicine from the eyelashes to avoid possible crusting. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them. Wipe the applicator tip with a clean, dry tissue. To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye. Keep the container tightly closed.
  • If you miss a dose of Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment.

Important safety information:

  • Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment may cause blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment. Using Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment may be harmful if swallowed. If you may have taken Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment during pregnancy. It is unknown if Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Blurred vision.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; eye pain; irritation; redness; worsening of your condition.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment:

Store Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Ointment. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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