Carboxymethyl cellulose

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Carboxymethyl cellulose®
Adult Indications and Dosage
Pediatric Indications and Dosage
Contraindications
Warnings
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Use in Specific Populations
Administration and Monitoring
IV Compatibility
Overdosage
Pharmacology
Clinical Studies
How Supplied
Images
Patient Counseling Information
Precautions with Alcohol
Brand Names
Look-Alike Drug Names
Drug Shortage Status
Price

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Overview

Carboxymethyl cellulose is a Ophthalmologic Agent that is FDA approved for the treatment of burning, irritation and discomfort due to dryness of the eye. Common adverse reactions include eye pain, changes in vision, irritation of the eye.

Adult Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Adult)

Indications

Directions

  • To open, TWIST AND PULL TAB TO REMOVE. Instill 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed and discard container.
  • If used for post-operative (e.g. LASIK) dryness and discomfort, follow your eye doctor’s instructions.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Adult)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Carboxymethyl cellulose in adult patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Carboxymethyl cellulose in adult patients.

Pediatric Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric)

There is limited information regarding FDA-Labeled Use of Carboxymethyl cellulose in pediatric patients.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Pediatric)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Carboxymethyl cellulose in pediatric patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Carboxymethyl cellulose in pediatric patients.

Contraindications

Warnings

  • For external use only.
  • To avoid contamination, do not touch tip of container to any surface. Do not reuse. Once opened, discard.
  • Do not touch unit-dose tip to eye.
  • Do not use if solution changes color or becomes cloudy.
  • STOP USE AND ASK A DOCTOR
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
  • If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Adverse Reactions

Clinical Trials Experience

Postmarketing Experience

There is limited information regarding Postmarketing Experience of Carboxymethyl cellulose in the drug label.

Drug Interactions

Use in Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category (FDA):

  • Pregnancy Category

Pregnancy Category (AUS):

  • Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) Pregnancy Category

There is no Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) guidance on usage of Carboxymethyl cellulose in women who are pregnant.

Labor and Delivery

There is no FDA guidance on use of Carboxymethyl cellulose during labor and delivery.

Nursing Mothers

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Carboxymethyl cellulose with respect to nursing mothers.

Pediatric Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Carboxymethyl cellulose with respect to pediatric patients.

Geriatic Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Carboxymethyl cellulose with respect to geriatric patients.

Gender

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Carboxymethyl cellulose with respect to specific gender populations.

Race

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Carboxymethyl cellulose with respect to specific racial populations.

Renal Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Carboxymethyl cellulose in patients with renal impairment.

Hepatic Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Carboxymethyl cellulose in patients with hepatic impairment.

Females of Reproductive Potential and Males

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Carboxymethyl cellulose in women of reproductive potentials and males.

Immunocompromised Patients

There is no FDA guidance one the use of Carboxymethyl cellulose in patients who are immunocompromised.


Administration and Monitoring

Administration

Monitoring

There is limited information regarding Monitoring of Carboxymethyl cellulose in the drug label.

IV Compatibility

There is limited information regarding IV Compatibility of Carboxymethyl cellulose in the drug label.

Overdosage

There is limited information regarding Overdose of Carboxymethyl cellulose in the drug label.

Pharmacology

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Mechanism of Action

Structure

  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT
  • Carboxymethylcellulose sodium (CMC) 0.5% ............... Eye lubricant
  • INACTIVE INGREDIENTS
  • Calcium chloride; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; purified water; sodium chloride; and sodium lactate. May also contain hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.

Pharmacodynamics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacodynamics of Carboxymethyl cellulose in the drug label.

Pharmacokinetics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacokinetics of Carboxymethyl cellulose in the drug label.

Nonclinical Toxicology

There is limited information regarding Nonclinical Toxicology of Carboxymethyl cellulose in the drug label.

Clinical Studies

There is limited information regarding Clinical Studies of Carboxymethyl cellulose in the drug label.

How Supplied

Storage

Images

Drug Images

Package and Label Display Panel

PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL- 30 STERILE SINGLE USE CONTAINERS
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Ingredients and Appearance

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Patient Counseling Information

There is limited information regarding Patient Counseling Information of Carboxymethyl cellulose in the drug label.

Precautions with Alcohol

  • Alcohol-Carboxymethyl cellulose interaction has not been established. Talk to your doctor about the effects of taking alcohol with this medication.

Brand Names

  • CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE SODIUM®[1]

Look-Alike Drug Names

Drug Shortage Status

Price

References

The contents of this FDA label are provided by the National Library of Medicine.


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