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LACRISERT®:
The Right Treatment for You

LACRISERT® is right for you if1:

  • You are suffering from moderate to severe Dry Eye
  • You are tired of temporary relief with artificial tears and looking for continuous, long-term relief from your Dry Eye symptoms
  • You are using artificial tears more than 4 times daily and seeking a preservative-free, once-daily* alternative

8 Out of 10 Dry Eye Sufferers Preferred LACRISERT® to Artificial Tears2

 

 

Speak to your eye care professional about Dry Eye to find out if LACRISERT® is the right treatment option for you.

You should NOT use LACRISERT® if you are allergic to hydroxypropyl cellulose. This is the only ingredient in LACRISERT®.1

*For most Dry Eye sufferers, one LACRISERT® inserted in each eye in the morning lasts the entire day. But some people may need to use it twice a day for symptom relief.1

References: 1. Lacirsert [prescribing information]. Lawrenceville, NJ: Aton Pharma, Inc; 2007.
2. Katz JI, Kaufman HE, Breslin C, Katz IM. Slow-release artificial tears and the treatment of keratitis sicca. Ophthalmology. 1978;85(8):787-793.

Indications and Usage

LACRISERT® is indicated in patients with moderate to severe Dry Eye syndromes, including keratoconjunctivitis sicca. LACRISERT® is indicated especially in patients who remain symptomatic after an adequate trial of therapy with artificial tear solutions. LACRISERT® is also indicated for patients with exposure keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity, and recurrent corneal erosions.

Important Safety Information

LACRISERT® is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to hydroxypropyl cellulose. Instructions for inserting and removing LACRISERT® should be carefully followed. If improperly placed, LACRISERT® may result in corneal abrasion. Because LACRISERT® may cause transient blurred vision, patients should be instructed to exercise caution when driving or operating machinery. Patients should be cautioned against rubbing the eye(s) containing LACRISERT®.

The following adverse reactions have been reported, but were in most instances, mild and temporary: transient blurring of vision, ocular discomfort or irritation, matting or stickiness of eyelashes, photophobia, hypersensitivity, eyelid edema, and hyperemia.

Talk to your doctor if you have side effects that bother you or that do not go away. You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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