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    Carboxymethylcellulose

    Information about Carboxymethylcellulose

    Carboxymethylcellulose uses

    Carboxymethylcellulose is used in the treatment of dry eye disease.

    How carboxymethylcellulose works

    Carboxymethylcellulose is an artificial tear and moistens the surface of the eye (including artificial eyes) in the same way as natural tears.

    Common side effects of carboxymethylcellulose

    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

    Available Medicine for Carboxymethylcellulose

    • ₹100 to ₹250
      Micro Labs Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹167 to ₹208
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹129 to ₹176
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹129
      Allergan India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹126
      Micro Labs Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹142
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹127 to ₹151
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹80 to ₹135
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹80 to ₹124
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹110
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Carboxymethylcellulose

    • 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 Carboxymethylcellulose

    Carboxymethylcellulose

    Q. What is Carboxymethylcellulose?
    Carboxymethylcellulose 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 when used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 14 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)