Dry Eye Treatments

DRY EYE TREATMENTS
Generic Brand Strength Form Adult Dose
Artificial Tears or Ocular Lubricants
carboxymethylcellulose sodium Refresh Celluvisc OTC 1% gel 1–2 drops as needed.
Refresh Liquigel1 OTC 1% gel
Refresh Plus OTC 0.5% soln
Refresh Tears1 OTC 0.5% soln
TheraTears2 OTC 0.25% soln
carboxymethylcellulose sodium + glycerin Refresh Optive2 OTC 0.5% + 0.9% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
Refresh Relieva2
dextran 70 + hydroxypropyl methylcellulose Bion Tears OTC 0.1% + 0.3% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
dextran 70 + hypromellose GenTeal Tears Preservative Free OTC 0.1% + 0.3% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
dextran 70 + glycerin + hypromellose GenTeal Tears Moderate1 OTC 0.1% + 0.2% + 0.3% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
glycerin Clear Eyes Advanced1,3 OTC 0.25% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
glycerin + propylene glycol Advanced Eye Relief Dry Eye1,3 OTC 0.3% + 1% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
Soothe OTC 0.6% + 0.6%
glycerin + hypromellose + polyethylene glycol Visine Dry Eye Relief1,3 OTC 0.2% + 0.2% + 1% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
hydroxypropyl cellulose Lacrisert 5mg ocular insert 1 insert in each inferior cul-de-sac once or twice daily.
hypromellose GenTeal Tears Gel1 OTC 0.3% gel 1–2 drops as needed.
hypromellose + naphazoline + polysorbate 80 + zinc sulfate Clear Eyes Complete 7 Symptom Relief1,3 OTC 0.2% + 0.025% + 0.5% + 0.25% soln 1–2 drops up to 4 times daily.
mineral oil + light mineral oil Soothe XP2,3 OTC 4.5% + 1% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
mineral oil + white petrolatum GenTeal Tears Ointment OTC 3% + 94% oint Apply ¼ inch to lower lid before bedtime.
Refresh Lacri-lube1 OTC 42.5% + 56.8%
Refresh PM OTC 42.5% + 57.3%
Soothe Nighttime3 OTC 20% + 80%
Systane Nighttime3 OTC 3% + 94%
naphazoline + glycerin Clear Eyes Redness Relief1,3 OTC 0.012% + 0.25% soln 1–2 drops up to 4 times daily.
Clear Eyes Maximum Redness Relief1,3 OTC 0.03% + 0.5%
polyethylene glycol Blink Tears2 OTC 0.25% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
polyethylene glycol + propylene glycol Systane2 OTC 0.4% + 0.3% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
Systane Ultra2
polyvinyl alcohol + povidone Clear Eyes Natural Tears1,3 OTC 0.5% + 0.6% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
Murine Tears Original1,3 OTC 0.5% + 0.6% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
Refresh Classic OTC 1.4% + 0.6% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
povidone Soothe Hydration1 OTC 1.25% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
Soothe Maximum Hydration1,3 OTC 2%
propylene glycol Systane Balance1 OTC 0.6% soln 1–2 drops as needed.
tetrahydrozoline + polyvinyl alcohol + povidone Clear Eyes Triple Action1,3 OTC 0.05% + 0.5% + 0.6% soln 1–2 drops up to 4 times daily.
Immunomodulators
cyclosporine Cequa3 0.09% soln 1 drop twice daily (approx. 12hrs apart).
Restasis3 0.05% emulsion 1 drop in each eye every 12hrs.
lifitegrast Xiidra3 5% soln 1 drop twice daily (approx. 12hrs apart).
NOTES

1 Contains a preservative (eg, benzalkonium chloride, polyquaternium-1, sodium perborate, sodium chlorite, Purite, etc.)

2 Available with a preservative and preservative-free.

3 Remove contact lens prior to use.

Not an inclusive list of medications and/or official indications. Please see drug monograph at www.eMPR.com and/or contact company for full drug labeling.

(Created 10/2020)