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Lubistar-CMC 1% Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Lubistar-CMC 1% Eye Drop is an eye lubricant or artificial tears used to relieve dry eyes. This can happen because not enough tears are made to keep the eye lubricated. It helps to soothe the irritation and burning seen in dry eyes by maintaining proper lubrication of the eyes.

Lubistar-CMC 1% Eye Drop is usually taken when needed. Use the number of drops as advised by your doctor. Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering any other medication in the same eye to avoid dilution. Do not use a bottle if the seal is broken before you open it. Always wash your hands and do not touch the end of the dropper. This could infect your eye. This medicine may require long-term use and can be taken safely for as long as you need it.

The most common side effects of using this medicine are blurred or altered vision, redness or irritation and sometimes pain in the eye. Let your doctor know if you experience these symptoms but they are usually temporary. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can do it safely. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or if the side effects bother you.

This medicine is not likely to affect or be affected by other medicines you use but tell your doctor if you have ever had glaucoma. Do not use it while wearing soft contact lenses and talk to your doctor if you develop an eye infection while using it.

Uses of Lubistar-CMC Eye Drop

Side effects of Lubistar-CMC Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lubistar-CMC

  • Stinging in the eyes

How to use Lubistar-CMC Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Lubistar-CMC Eye Drop works

Lubistar-CMC 1% Eye Drop is a lubricant. It works similar to natural tears and provides temporary relief from burning and discomfort due to dryness of the eye.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lubistar-CMC 1% Eye Drop during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lubistar-CMC 1% Eye Drop during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lubistar-CMC 1% Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Lubistar-CMC Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Lubistar-CMC 1% Eye Drop, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Lubistar-CMC 1% Eye Drop to treat dry eye disease.
  • It stabilizes the natural tear film and maintains necessary lubrication so your eyes don’t get dry and irritated.
  • May require long-term use.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution of this medicine.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 minutes. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cellulose Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Having dryness and itching in my eyes
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
start with 0.5% CMC one drop 4 times/day in both eyes
Itching in eyes and getting dried Which drop can we put
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
for dry eye start with 0.5 CMC (Lubrex) one drop 2-3 times/day. plz get yourself examined if it persists
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FAQs

Q. What is Lubistar-CMC used for?

Lubistar-CMC is a tear substitute. It is used as a lubricant for dry eyes. It is also used for the temporary relief of burning, irritation and/or discomfort due to dryness of eyes. Moreover, it is used to lubricate and re-wet soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses. It is also indicated to relieve dryness, irritation, and discomfort that may be associated with lens wear.

Q. What are the side effects of Lubistar-CMC?

You may experience visual disturbances, eye discharge, and may notice medication residue while using this medicine. Some other side effects of this medicine include redness of the eye, eye irritation, burning and discomfort, eyelid swelling and itching of the eye.

Q. How should Lubistar-CMC be stored?

Store at or below 25°C and out of the reach of children. Do not touch the tip of the container to any surface and replace the cap after every use. Remember not to use the eye drops after the expiry date or after 30 days of opening it.

Q. How should Lubistar-CMC be used?

If you are using it for dry eyes, instil 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed. If you are using it to lubricate soft and rigid gas-permeable lenses, apply 1 to 2 drops to each eye with the lenses on as needed or as directed by your doctor. Blink several times after pouring the drops.

Q. Is Lubistar-CMC bad?

No, Lubistar-CMC is a safe medicine. It is meant for external use only and is not harmful. In some patients, Lubistar-CMC may cause eye irritation (burning and discomfort), eye pain, itchy eyes, visual disturbance. Immediately contact your doctor if any of these effects perists.

Q. What is Lubistar-CMC used for?

Lubistar-CMC is an artificial substitute for tears. It is used as a lubricant for dry eyes. It is also used for the temporary relief of burning, irritation and/or discomfort due to dryness of eyes. Moreover, it is used to lubricate and re-wet soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses. It is also indicated to relieve dryness, irritation and discomfort that may be associated with lens wear.

Q. What are the side effects of Lubistar-CMC?

You may experience visual disturbances and eye discharge while using this medicine. Some other side effects of this medicine include redness of the eye, eye irritation, burning and discomfort, eyelid swelling and itching of the eye. If any of these side effects bother you, please consult your doctor.

Q. How should Lubistar-CMC be stored?

Store at or below 25°C and out of the reach of children. Do not touch the tip of the container to any surface or eye(s). Replace the cap after every use. Remember not to use the eye drops after the expiry date or after 30 days of opening it.

Q. How should Lubistar-CMC be used?

If you are using it for dry eyes, instil 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed. If you are using it to lubricate soft and rigid gas-permeable lenses, apply 1 to 2 drops to each eye with the lenses on as needed or as directed by your doctor. Blink several times after pouring the drops. Consult your doctor if not sure.

Q. Is Lubistar-CMC bad?

No, Lubistar-CMC is a safe medicine. It is meant for external use only and is not harmful. However, in some patients, Lubistar-CMC may cause eye irritation (burning and discomfort), eye pain, itchy eyes and visual disturbance. Immediately contact your doctor if any of these effects perists.

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