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food interaction for OXYTEARS EYE DROPS

alcohol interaction for OXYTEARS EYE DROPS

pregnancy interaction for OXYTEARS EYE DROPS

lactation interaction for OXYTEARS EYE DROPS

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Oxytears eye drops 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.


Carboxymethylcellulose(3 mg)


Carboxymethylcellulose is used in the treatment of dry eye symptoms such as soreness, burning, irritation and discomfort.

How it works

Carboxymethylcellulose in the form of eye drops 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. Because of its thick consistency, it is retained for longer duration in the eye providing relief.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Blurred vision, Eye discharge, Eye irritation, Eye itching, Eye pain, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Increased production of tears, Eye redness, Visual impairment
n-acetylcarnosine(10 mg)


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
Glycerol(10 mg)


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
Boric Acid(3 mg)


Boric acid is used as an antiseptic for inflamed eyelids, as a skin protectant, and for superficial fungal infections.

How it works

Boric acid belongs to class of drugs called antiseptics. It can weakly inhibit bacterial and fungal growth. It irrigates the eyes, cleanses, refreshes and soothes the irritated eyes; and help in removal of loose foreign material, air pollutants or chlorinated water.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Burning sensation, Irritation, Cns stimulation, Central nervous system depression, Diarrhoea, Rash, Vomiting


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Expert advice for OXYTEARS EYE DROPS

  • 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.
  • Eye drops of other medications should be administered 15 min before using carboxymethylcellulose eye drops.
  • Remove your contact lenses before use of carboxymethylcellulose eye drops and wait for at least 15 min before you insert them again. 
  • Carboxymethylcellulose 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, In case of single-use container, ensure that the container is intact and use immediately after opening you may experience brief blurring of vision immediately upon use of carboxymethylcellulose eye drops. Wait until vision has cleared before driving or operating machinery.
  • Do consult your doctor before using carboxymethylcellulose if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or  breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for OXYTEARS EYE DROPS


Q. What is carboxymethylcellulose?
Carboxymethylcellulose in the form of eye drops belongs to a class of medicines called eye lubricants or artificial tears. It is used in the treatment of dry eye symptoms such as soreness, burning, irritation and discomfort.
Q. Is carboxymethylcellulose safe?
Yes. Carboxymethylcellulose is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)