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Drugs Info of Ocucoat
Drugs Details
  • Drugs Type  : FDA
  • Date : 6th Feb 2015 03:41 am
  • Brand Name : Ocucoat
  • Generic Name : (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
Descriptions

OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is a sterile, isotonic, nonpyrogenic viscoelastic solution of highly purified, noninflammatory, 2% hydroxypropylmethylcellulose with a high molecular weight greater than 80,000 daltons. OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is supplied in 1 mL syringes. Each mL provides 20 mg/mL of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose dissolved in a physiological balanced salt solution containing 0.49% sodium chloride, 0.075% potassium chloride, 0.048% calcium chloride, 0.03% magnesium chloride, 0.39% sodium acetate, 0.17% sodium citrate and water for injection. The osmolarity of OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is 285 ± 32 mOsM, the viscosity is 4000 ± 1500 cst, and the pH is 7.2±0.4.

Characteristics: (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)   OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is an ophthalmic surgical aid for use in anterior segment surgery.

OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) :

 

  1. Is a space occupying, tissue protective substance
  2. Exhibits excellent flow properties
  3. Is completely transparent
  4. Is nonantigenic
  5. Is easily removed from the anterior chamber
  6. Contains no proteins which may cause inflammation or foreign body reactions
  7. Requires no refrigeration or restrictive storage conditions
  8. Does not interfere with normal wound healing process
  9. Clears the trabecular meshwork in 24 hours (98% clearance rate)

What are the precautions when taking hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (Ocucoat)?

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

If you have any health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product.

This product (especially ointments) may temporarily cause blurred vision right after being placed in the eye(s). Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities...

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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Indications

OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is indicated for use as an ophthalmic surgical aid in anterior segment surgical procedures, including cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) maintains a deep chamber during anterior segment surgery and thereby allows for more efficient manipulation with less trauma to the corneal endothelium and other ocular tissues. The viscoelasticity of OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) helps the vitreous face to be pushed back, thus preventing formation of a postoperative flat chamber.

Dosage Administration

Clinical Applications:   In anterior segment surgery, OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) should be carefully introduced into the anterior chamber using a 20 gauge or smaller cannula. OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) may be injected into the chamber prior to or following delivery of the crystalline lens. Injection of OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) prior to lens delivery will provide additional protection to the corneal endothelium and other ocular tissues. Injection of the material at this point is significant in that a coating of OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) may protect the corneal endothelium from possible damage arising from surgical instrumentation during the cataract extraction surgery.

OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) may also be used to coat an intraocular lens as well as tips of surgical instruments prior to implantation surgery. Additional OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) may be injected during anterior segment surgery to fully maintain the chamber or to replace fluid lost during the surgical procedure. OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) should be removed from the anterior chamber at the end of surgery. Rather than aspirate OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) from the eye with the OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) syringe, it is recommended that OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) be aspirated using an automated I/A device, or irrigated using an irrigation syringe or a BSS squeeze bottle.

How Supplied

OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, viscoelastic preparation supplied in a 1 mL single use glass syringe with a Luer tip and a Luer lock cannula. OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) syringes are aseptically packaged and terminally sterilized. The sterility expiration date is on the outer package.

Store at room temperature; avoid excessive heat (60° C). Protect from light. For intraocular use.

Warning: Manufactured with CFC-12, a substance which harms public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere.

Caution:  Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. For intraocular use only. Discard unused contents of OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) syringe after each use. Do not resterilize.

Contact your local representative or Bausch & Lomb Surgical directly at 1 (800) 338-2020 or (909) 624-2020.


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Side Effects

Clinical testing of OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) showed it to be extremely well tolerated after injection into the human eye.

A transient rise in intraocular pressure postoperatively has been reported in some cases.

Rarely, postoperative inflammatory reactions (iritis, hypopyon), as well as incidents of corneal edema and corneal decompensation, have been reported with viscoelastic agents. Their relationship to OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) has not been established.

Read the Ocucoat (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

Interactions

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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Warnings

Manufactured with CFC-12, a substance which harms public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere.

Precautions

Precautions are limited to those normally associated with the ophthalmic surgical procedure being performed.

There may be transient increased intraocular pressure following surgery because of pre-existing glaucoma or due to the surgery itself. For these reasons, the following precautions should be considered:

 

  • OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) should be removed from the anterior chamber at the end of surgery.
  • If the postoperative intraocular pressure increases above expected values, appropriate therapy should be administered.


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

OverDose

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ContrainDications

At present, there are no known contraindications to the use of OCUCOAT (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) when used as recommended.


This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Clinical Pharamacology

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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Patient Information

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This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Consumer Overview Uses

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

 

EYE LUBRICANT - OPHTHALMIC

 

USES: This medication is used to relieve dry, irritated eyes. Common causes for dry eyes include wind, sun, heating/air conditioning, computer use/reading, and certain medications.

This product may contain 1 or more of the following ingredients: carboxymethylcellulose, dextran, glycerin, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG 400), polysorbate, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, or propylene glycol, among others.

Eye lubricants keep the eye moist, help to protect the eye from injury and infection, and decrease symptoms of dry eyes such as burning, itching, and feeling as if something is in the eye.

 

HOW TO USE: Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use a solution that has changed color or is cloudy. Certain brands (containing glycerin with polysorbates, among other ingredients) may have a milky appearance. This is okay as long as the solution does not change color. Some eye drops need to be shaken before use. Check the label to see if you should shake your product before using.

Usually, drops may be used as often as needed. Ointments are usually used 1 to 2 times daily as needed. If using an ointment once a day, it may be best to use it at bedtime.

To apply eye ointment/drops/gels: Wash hands first. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the dropper or top of the ointment tube or let it touch your eye. Always replace the cap tightly after each use. Tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. For drops/gels, place the dropper directly over the eye and squeeze out 1 or 2 drops as needed. Look down and gently close your eye for 1 or 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining away from the eye. For an ointment, hold the tube directly over the eye and gently squeeze a small strip (one-fourth of an inch or roughly 6 millimeters) of ointment into the pouch. Release the eyelid, close the eye, and slowly roll your eye in all directions to spread the medication. Blot away any extra ointment from around the eye with a clean tissue.

If you are also using another kind of eye medication (e.g., drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye.

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using most kinds of eye lubricants. Ask your doctor or pharmacist when you may replace your contact lenses. There are a few types of eye lubricants (some that contain polysorbates) that can be used while wearing contact lenses. Check the package to see if you can wear your contact lenses while using your product.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 3 days.

Consumer Overview Side Effect

SIDE EFFECTS: Vision may be temporarily blurred when this product is first used. Also, minor burning/stinging/irritation may temporarily occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain, change in vision, continued eye redness/irritation.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

 

Read the Ocucoat (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

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PRECAUTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

If you have any health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product.

This product (especially ointments) may temporarily cause blurred vision right after being placed in the eye(s). Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Consumer Overview Missed Dose

DRUG INTERACTIONS: If you are using this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: other eye medications.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

 

OVERDOSE: This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

 

NOTES: Some products contain preservatives that may damage contact lenses or cause irritation in persons with allergies. For more information, check your product package or talk with your health care professional.

 

MISSED DOSE: This medication is usually used only as needed.

 

STORAGE: Refer to storage information printed on the package. Protect from light and moisture. Protect ointments from freezing. Some preservative-free drops that come in single-use vials/droppers should be discarded either immediately after use or up to 12 hours after opening. Check your product package to see when you should discard your preservative-free product. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Keep all drug products away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

 

Information last revised March 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.

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