Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium is indicated for use as a lubricant in dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) including temporary relief of burning, irritation, and/or discomfort due to dryness of the eye.
Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium acts as an ocular lubricant. It provides lubricating and hydrating protective shield on the ocular surface.
Instill one or two drops in the affected eye(s) as needed.
Contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any of the components of this preparation.
Transient visual disturbance and eye discharge may occur.
Use in pregnancy:
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. This should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefits justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Use in lactation: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in lactating women. Caution should be exercised when this is administered to a nursing mother.
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.
Use in children: No information available.
Use in elderly patients: No information available.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 25°C.