Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium

The higher strength of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium USP-NF provides long-lasting relief from dryness by forming a soothing gel after administration of the drops on to the eyes.

Uses

Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium is used as a lubricant to relieve irritation and discomfort due to dryness of the eye or due to exposure to wind or sun. 

Doses

Install 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed or as directed by the physician.

 

Side Effects

Visual disturbances, ocular discharge and eye pruritus are common adverse drug reactions were reported with Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium

Precaution

Concomitant ocular medication should be administered 15 minutes apart to the instillation of this eye drop.

Interaction

No information is available.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Use in Pregnancy: There is no data on the use of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 1% during pregnancy and lactation in human. Animal studies did not show harmful effects with the active ingredient Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium. Use in Lactation: Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium is not absorbed systemically; there is no known potential for excretion in human breast milk.

Pediatric use: The safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

Contraindication

Contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any of the components of this preparation.

Special Warning

Use in children: No information available.

Use in elderly patients: No information available.

Acute Overdose

Since CMC is pharmacologically inert and not expected to be absorbed systemically, systemic effects from topical overdose are not expected from the administration of Carboxymethylcellulose sodium (Cellufresh) 0.5%. Additionally, no toxic side effects are expected should accidental systemic overdose occur.

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

Store in a cool, dry place and protect from light. Keep out of the reach of children.