Lacri-lube eye ointment (White soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, lanolin alcohols)

How does it work?

Lacri-lube eye ointment contains white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin (also known as mineral oil) and lanolin alcohols (also known as wool alcohols). These ingredients produce a transparent, lubricating and moistening film on the surface of the eyeball.

Lacri-lube eye ointment provides soothing relief from the symptoms of dry eyes, such as soreness, irritation or a gritty sensation. These may be caused by your eye not producing enough tears to keep the eye moist, or by things such as certain medical conditions or treatments.

The ointment also helps protect the eyeball and can thus be useful for people who suffer from recurrent corneal epithelial erosion.

Lacri-lube eye ointment is particularly useful at night as it remains in the eye longer than drops.

What is it used for?

  • Dry eye conditions.

How do I use it?

  • This ointment can be used as often as needed. It is particularly helpful for protecting the eyeball at night, because it lubricates the eye for longer than drops.
  • If you are using any other eye drops you should apply them first and then wait for at least five minutes before using this eye ointment.
  • Click here for instructions on how to use your eye ointment.
  • Always wash your hands before putting the ointment in your eyes.
  • When using the eye ointment you should take care not to touch your eye or any surface with the tip of the tube, to avoid contaminating the eye ointment.
  • Lacri-lube eye ointment is sterile until opened. Any remaining medicine should be disposed of four weeks after the first opening, as it is likely to be contaminated with dirt or germs that could cause eye infections. You may find it helpful to write the date of first opening on the packet.


  • You should not wear contact lenses while you are using this eye ointment.
  • The eye ointment may cause your vision to blur temporarily after you have applied it into your eyes. Do not drive or operate machinery until your vision is clear.
  • If your eye irritation persists or gets worse after using this eye ointment, or you experience eye pain, vision changes or continued redness, you should stop using this eye ointment and consult your doctor.

Not to be used in

  • Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

  • There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Temporary blurred vision after application.
  • Irritation, burning or stinging of the eye.

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer.

For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

If you are using any other eye drops you should apply them first and then wait for at least five minutes before using this eye ointment.

This medicine has not been reported to affect any other medicines.

Other medicines containing the same active ingredients

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