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What should I know about cellulose eye drops before using it?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

Side effects of cellulose eye drops include: temporary blurred vision, light sensitivity, eyelash stickiness, eye discomfort, eye redness, eye watering and eyelid swelling. Talk to your doctor if any of these side effects worsen or persist. Stop using cellulose eye drops and talk to your doctor if you develop eye pain, swelling, persistent irritation or redness and vision changes. Do not take cellulose if you develop an allergic reaction characterized by hives, itching, rash, swelling, difficulty breathing and severe dizziness. Talk to your doctor about all allergies before beginning cellulose eye drop treatment. Tell your doctor if you have a history of eye infections, eye disease, eye injury or eye surgeries.

The effects of this medication have not been studied in children or older adults, but it is not expected to cause different side effects than those determined in adults. This medication has not been studied in pregnant women, so discuss the benefits and risks of using cellulose with your doctor. It remains unclear if this medication can be passed from mother to infant in breast milk.

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