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    Brand Name: ISOPTO TEARS

    Generic Name: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

    Generic for Isopto Tears* (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), also known as Hypromellose, is a long-acting eye lubricant indicated for the treatment of severe dry eyes. By lubricating the surface of the eye, Generic for Isopto Tears* ophthalmic eye gel soothes and reduces dry eye symptoms such as burning, itching, irritation and grittiness. This eye lubricant gives protection against further eye irritation. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

     
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    • Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
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What is Generic for Isopto Tears* used for?

Generic for Isopto Tears* (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), also known as Hypromellose, is a long-acting eye lubricant indicated for the treatment of severe dry eyes. By lubricating the surface of the eye, Generic for Isopto Tears* ophthalmic eye gel soothes and reduces dry eye symptoms such as burning, itching, irritation and grittiness. This eye lubricant gives protection against further eye irritation.

With a dual lubricating system, Hypromellose lubricant eye gel provides relief from dry eye discomfort, which may be caused by certain medical conditions, bright sunlight, wind, computer use, air conditioning or air pollution.

Generic for Isopto Tears* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Isopto Tears*?

The dosage of Generic for Isopto Tears* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.The dosage of Generic for Isopto Tears* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Before applying the Generic for Isopto Tears* eye gel, wash your hands. Pull down the lower eyelid and squeeze a small strip of gel into the affected eye. Close your eyes and then roll the eyes slowly.

To avoid contamination, never touch the dropper tip of the tube.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Isopto Tears*?

Usually, Generic for Isopto Tears* eye gel is applied only when needed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Isopto Tears*?

Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Isopto Tears*, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Isopto Tears*?

There are no known interactions between Generic for Isopto Tears* eye gel and other medicines. However, it is important to inform your doctor about the use of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Isopto Tears*) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Isopto Tears*?

Like other medicines, Generic for Isopto Tears* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Isopto Tears* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Isopto Tears* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Isopto Tears* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Generic for Isopto Tears* may cause side effects such as temporary irritation/burning/stinging and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Isopto Tears*.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Isopto Tears*?

Is it possible for me to use Generic for Isopto Tears* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Isopto Tears*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Isopto Tears*?
How will Generic for Isopto Tears* work in my body?
How should Generic for Isopto Tears* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Isopto Tears* drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Isopto Tears* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

Before using Generic for Isopto Tears* eye gel, inform your doctor if you wear contact lenses.

 

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