Cyclosporine is also spelled ciclosporin and cyclosporin
Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant. Cyclosporine ophthalmic (for use in the eye) can increase tear production that has been reduced by inflammation in the eye(s).
Cyclosporine ophthalmic is used to treat chronic dry eye that may be caused by inflammation.
Cyclosporine ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the available dosage forms and strengths?
How should you use Cyclosporine (Restasis)?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
The usual dose of this medicine is 1 drop in each eye twice daily. Use the medicine about every 12 hours.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the eye drops:
Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems.
Do not use the eye drops if the liquid has changed colour or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
Each single-use bottle of this medicine is for one use only (in one or both eyes). Throw away the bottle after one use, even if there is still some medicine left in it.
Store at room temperature; away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
Who should not use Cyclosporine (Restasis)?
You should not use this medicine if you
Cyclosporine ophthalmic is not approved for use by anyone younger than 16 years old.
What to avoid while using Cyclosporine (Restasis)?
Cyclosporine should not be administered while wearing contact lenses. Patients with decreased tear production typically should not wear contact lenses. If contact lenses are worn, they should be removed prior to the administration of the emulsion. Lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes following administration of cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion.
You should avoid touching the tip of the bottle to the eye or any surface. This may cause contamination, and touching the eye may cause injury.
Cyclosporine may cause your vision to blur right after you put the drops in. Before you drive or operate machinery.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Cyclosporine (Restasis)?
It is important to tell your healthcare provider your complete medical history before taking any medication.
Tell to you doctor if:
What other drugs interact with Cyclosporine (Restasis)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or by injection will have an effect on cyclosporine used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
What are the possible side effects of Cyclosporine (Restasis)?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to drug: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using cyclosporine ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of cyclosporine ophthalmic is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication
Where can I get more information about Cyclosporine (Restasis)?
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