Theratears lubricant eye drops (Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose) is an over-the-counter and prescription medication used to relieve dry, irritated eyes. Common causes of dry eyes include sun, wind, computer use, reading, air conditioning, heating, and certain medications. Eye lubricants keep the eye moist, protecting the eyes from injury and infection. The active ingredient in Theratears lubricant eye drops is Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose. Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose belongs to a class of drugs called ophthalmic lubricants. It works by lubricating the eyes to relieve burning, irritation, or discomfort caused by dry eyes.
We currently offer the brand Theratears from Canada manufactured by ANB Canada in the strength of 15 ml and 30 ml lubricant eye drops. The generic Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Theratears. The most common side effects of Theratears may include the following:
• Minor stinging or irritation;
• Temporary blurred vision;
• Watery eyes
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Continued eye redness or irritation;
• Eye pain;
• Vision changes
These are not all of the side effects of Theratears. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not use Theratears if you are allergic to Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose or any ingredient in Theratears. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have eye infection
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Theratears and other medicines. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Using Theratears in pregnancy should not harm a fetus. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is safe to use this medicine when breastfeeding. Use Theratears precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Wash your hands before using the drug. Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated tip can infect your eye, leading to serious vision problems. Always replace the cap tightly after each use. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse while using Theratears. This eye drops may cause blurred vision. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how the medicine affects you. Do not use other eye medications unless your doctor tells you to. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Theratears eye drops. Store this drug at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.