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Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is indicated as an ophthalmic surgical aid in cataract extraction, IOL implantation and other anterior segment surgical procedures. During anterior segmental surgery, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose maintain deep chamber and reduce less trauma to the ocular tissues and corneal endothelium. The viscous nature of Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose can prevent the formation of post-operative flat chamber.

Pharmacodynamics

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Pharmacokinetics

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Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose Indications / Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose Uses

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Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose Adverse Reactions / Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose Side Effects

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose can cause transient rise in intraocular pressure, in post-operative patients. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose can rarely cause corneal decompensation, post-operative inflammation with hypopyon or iritis.

Precautions

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is contraindicated in patients with pre-existing glaucoma or other causes.

Special Precautions

No interactions reported

Other Drug Interactions

No interactions reported

Other Interactions

No interactions reported

Dosage

In anterior segment surgery, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose should be carefully introduced into the anterior chamber of eye by using 20 gauges or less.

Pre-injection of Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose before lens delivery will provide additional protection to the ocular tissues and to the corneal endothelium.

Injection of Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose can protect corneal endothelium damage during cataract extraction procedure.

Food(before/after)

No information available

List of Contraindications

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and Pregnancy

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is not classified under USFDA Pregnancy category. Pregnant women should consult a physician before using Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and Lactation

Nursing mothers should consult a physician before using Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and Children

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose should not be used in children unless prescribed by a pediatrician/ophthalmologist

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and Geriatic

No information available

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and Other Contraindications

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Storage

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Lab interference

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