Locula Tr 0.5% Eye Drops

Manufactured byEast India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd.
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Description

Carboxymethyl cellulose, which is the main constituent of Locula Tr 0.5% Eye Drops is obtained from cellulose and is used for the relief of burning, itching, the discomfort of eyes caused due to dryness or exposure to the sun or the wind.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Locula Tr 0.5% Eye Drops

  • Visual disturbances
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye pain

Uses of Locula Tr 0.5% Eye Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Eye dryness
  • Prevention of irritation
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be seen immediately after application.
  • Duration of effect
    This medicine is externally applied and hence the duration of action is subject to vary depending on time and manner of application, posture etc.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine can be used by pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine can be used by breastfeeding women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to the active constituent or any other ingredient present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine can be used by pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine can be used by breastfeeding women.
General warnings

External use

This medicine should be used for external applications alone. Internal consumption can lead to harmful side effects.

Blurring of vision

This medicine can cause temporary blurring of vision and hence you should refrain from driving or using heavy machinery immediately after applying it.

Contamination of container

Do not touch the tip of the container with any surface. The cap should be tightly closed post use. Appropriate precautions should be taken to prevent the contamination of the container.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not apply in large quantities to make for the missed dose.

Overdose

Since this medicine is for external use only, the chance of an overdose is highly unlikely. However, internal consumption of this medicine should be avoided.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine should be applied with caution following all the instructions present on the label. Wash your hands before use and take suitable precautionary measures to prevent contamination of the container.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine acts by providing temporary lubrication to the eyes.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

Schedule

OTC

DailyMed - Refresh tears lubricant- carboxymethylcellulose sodium solution/ drops [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 17 April 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=3b94f67c-d675-4e16-846a-3ca39b0405e0

[Internet]. Fao.org. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/jecfa-additives/specs/Monograph1/additive-396-m1.pdf

Carboxymethylcellulose Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% - Sentiss Pharma Pvt. Ltd. [Internet]. Sentiss Pharma Pvt. Ltd. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

http://www.sentisspharma.com/carboxymethylcellulose-ophthalmic-solution-0-5/
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