Active Ingredient(s): Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
FDA Approved: * June 1, 1981
Pharm Company: * MERCK
Category: Vision / Eye Health

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Lacrisert Overview

Hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) is a derivative of cellulose with both water solubility and organic solubility. It is used as an excipient, and topical ophthalmic protectant and lubricant. Contents 1 Chemistry 2 Uses 3 See also 4 Notes and references Chemistry HPC is an ether of cellulose in which some of the hydroxyl groups in the repeating glucose units have been hydroxypropylated forming -OCH2CH(OH)CH3 groups using propylene oxide. The average number of substituted hydroxyl groups p...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
  • Insert: 5mg
  • Insert, Extended Release: 5mg/unit
  • Solution: 2.5%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lacrisert: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 24208-800 Lacrisert 5 mg Ophthalmic Pellet by Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
  • 25010-805 Lacrisert 5 mg/1 Ophthalmic Pellet by Aton Pharma, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Hydroxypropyl Cellulose or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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