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Lacrisert (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose)and/or alternatives
Lacrisert 5mg from $4.49 USD/unitLacrisert 5mg
Marketed as Lacrisert Opthalmic Insert in Canada
Manufactured by: Aton Pharma (of Valeant Pharmaceuticals)
Product of CanadaRxPrescription RequiredCurrently Unavailable
Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) is a prescription lubricant used in the treatment of severe dry eye syndromes. It is also used to treat exposure keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity, and recurrent corneal erosions.
Please note that the following information is incomplete. Speak to your doctor or refer to the patient information leaflet for a complete list of side effects and safety information.
Lacrisert is sterile, water soluble, preservative-free, and slow release. It is also used to stabilize and thicken precorneal tear film—to lubricate and protect the eye—and to relieve symptoms of dryness, burning, tearing, foreign body sensation, itching, photophobia, and blurred vision.
Important Safety Information
Lacrisert is not suitable for all populations. Do not use Lacrisert if you are allergic to hydroxypropyl methylcellulose or any other ingredient in this medicine.
Because Lacrisert may cause blurred vision, do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how it affects you.
Keep out of reach from children and pets.
How to Take Lacrisert
It’s important to take exactly as prescribed by your doctor and to follow the application and removal instructions carefully. If you aren’t sure how to use Lacrisert, ask your pharmacist.
Possible Side Effects of Lacrisert
According to official product literature, the most common side effects of Lacrisert are:
- temporary blurring of vision
- irritation or redness in the eye
- matting or sticky eyelashes
- eye sensitivity to light
- allergic reaction
- swelling of the eyelid
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.