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Info about Lacri-Lube

Brand Name(s): Lacri-Lube, Paralube

Generic Name Artificial Tears Ointment

What is Artificial Tears eye ointment?

ARTIFICIAL TEARS eye ointment soothes irritation and discomfort that occurs with dry eyes. The temporary relief helps the eyes stay moist. The ointment can be used in place of artificial tears eye drops when longer-lasting relief is needed, such as at bedtime. Generic artificial tear ointments are available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive Artificial Tears?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • change in vision or suspect an eye infection or eye trauma
  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual reaction to artificial tears, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should this medicine be used?

Artificial tears eye ointment is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the label. Wash hands before and after use. Pull down the lower lid of the affected eye and apply a small amount of ointment, roughly one fourth (¼) inch, to the inside of the eyelid. Close the eye gently for a few moments to allow contact with the eye. Wipe away any residue with a clean tissue. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What drug(s) may interact with Artificial Tears?

  • no drug interactions with artificial tears have been reported

If you are also using eye drops of any type, use the drops roughly 10 minutes before application of the eye ointment so that the eye ointment does not interfere with the action of the drops.

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What side effects may I notice from receiving Artificial Tears?

Serious side effects due to the use of this medication are rare.

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • change in vision
  • eye pain
  • eye irritation or redness that gets worse or lasts more than 72 hours

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • temporary blurred vision when applying the eye ointment

What should I watch for while taking Artificial Tears?

If you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye, or if your eye condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours, discontinue use and consult your health care professional.

You may experience temporary blurring of vision after use. Avoid activities requiring good visual ability until the vision clears.

To avoid contamination of this product, do not touch the tip of the container to any surface. Do not share this medicine with others.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 °C (59 and 86 °F); do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Once the product is opened, most experts recommend discarding the product after 30 days.


(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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