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food interaction for ARA

alcohol interaction for ARA

pregnancy interaction for ARA

lactation interaction for ARA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Ara eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ARA

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose(0.3% w/v)

Uses

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is used in the treatment of dry eye.

How it works

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose belongs to a class of medicines called eye lubricants or artificial tears. It reduces dryness and irritation by wetting and lubricating the surface of eye.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Eye pain, Eye irritation
Glycerin(0.2% w/v)

Uses

Glycerin is used in constipation.

How it works

Glycerin works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, that makes the stools soft and easier to pass.

Common side effects

SUBSTITUTES for ARA

No substitutes found

Expert advice for ARA

Do consult your doctor immediately,
  • If you develop eye pain.
  • If you develop headache.
  • If your vision changes.
  • If redness or irritation in the eye persists or worsens.
Do not use any other ophthalmic medication for at least 5 min after using hydroxypropylmethylcellulose eye drops.Remove your soft contact lenses before use ofhydroxypropylmethylcellulose eye drops and wait for at least 15 min before you insert them again. Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose eye drops are intended to be used for the eyes only. Do not touch the eyelids or surrounding areas with the dropper tip of the eye drop bottle to avoid contamination. Do not use the eye drop if it changes color or becomes cloudy. You may experience brief blurring of vision immediately upon use of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose eye drops. Wait until vision has cleared before driving or operating machinery. Do consult your doctor before using hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnantor breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ARA

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose

Q.What is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose?
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose belongs to a class of medicines called eye lubricants or artificial tears. It is available as eye drops. It is used to soothe irritation, burning and discomfort of dry eye conditions(deficient tear production, infrequent blinking, smoke, wind, pollution, extended use of computer screen or television, medical treatment, dry atmospheric conditions). It may also be used to aid insertion and increase comfort of hard contact lenses

Q.Is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose safe?
Yes. Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. It has minimal side effects and drug interactions.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)