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food interaction for LUBRINAC

alcohol interaction for LUBRINAC

pregnancy interaction for LUBRINAC

lactation interaction for LUBRINAC

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lubrinac eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Glycerol(1.0% w/v)


Glycerol is used in the treatment of dry coughs and sore throats, constipation or raised pressure in brain cavity and management of dry, flaky or itchy skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis. It is also used as an adjunct in treating glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems).

How it works

Glycerol belongs to the class of medications called laxatives and ophthalmic osmotics. It acts by absorbing water into the gut, relaxing the stools and relieving constipation. In the management of glaucoma it works by removing excess of water thereby controlling pressure in the eye.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Excessive thirst, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal cramp, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache, Injection site inflammation, Injection site pain, Pain, Irritation
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose(0.3% w/v)


Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is used to relieve burning, irritation and discomfort of dry eye conditions associated with-deficient tear production, infrequent blinking, smoke, wind, pollution, extended use of computer screen or television, medical treatment, dry atmospheric conditions (air-conditioning, central heating). It may also be used to aid insertion of hard contact lenses and increase comfort during wear. It is also indicated to aid certain eye examinations and surgeries.

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
Oxychloro Complex(0.005% w/v)



How it works


Common side effects

n-acetylcarnosine(1% w/v)


N-acetylcarnosine is used to prevent and treat age-related disorders of the eye including cataracts (clouding of the lens of your eye that severely affects eyesight).

How it works

N-Acetylcarnosine belongs to a class of medications called anti-oxidants and is similar to naturally occurring substance called L-carnosine in the eye. It prevents and reverses the hardening and clouding or discoloration of the eye lens thereby preventing and treating age-related cataracts.

Common side effects

Tingling sensation


No substitutes found

Expert advice for LUBRINAC

  • Do not start or continue the glycerol syrup or oral solution and consult your doctor if you have diabetes or intolerance to sugars as this medicine contains glucose and sucrose.
  • Exercise caution while using glycerol suppositories if you have appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix) or rectal bleeding.
  • Do not give cough relief oral solution to children under 1 year but cough syrup containing glycerol is recommended in children 3 months to 1 year.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes while using glycerol cream as it may cause irritation to the epithelial cells of the cornea.
  • Do not take if patient is allergic to glycerol or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not given to patient with kidney diseases.
  • Do not given to pregnant women should not use glycerol suppositories in the first three months of pregnancy.

Frequently asked questions for LUBRINAC


Q. Is glycerol an alcohol, carbohydrate, sugar, vegan, lipid, or amino acid?
Glycerol can be classified as an alcohol, carbohydrate, sugar, or vegan but it does not contain lipid, or amino acid. 

Q. Is glycerol and glycerin the same?
Glycerol is the pure chemical product and its commercial product is called glycerin. Glycerin is needed to produce glycerol.

Q. Is glycerol polar, conduct electricity, soluble in water or oil, and has hydrogen bonding?
Glycerol is polar, conducts electricity, soluble in water and has hydrogen bonding.

Q. Does glycerol contain nitrogen?
No, glycerol does not contain nitrogen.

Q. Does glycerol evaporate and freeze?
Glycerol does not evaporate but it can freeze below 18°C.

Q. Can you take glycerol with paracetamol?
Yes, you can take glycerol with paracetamol.


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 17 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)