- What is cyclosporine-ophthalmic, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for cyclosporine-ophthalmic?
- Is cyclosporine-ophthalmic available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for cyclosporine-ophthalmic?
- What are the side effects of cyclosporine-ophthalmic?
- What is the dosage for cyclosporine-ophthalmic?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with cyclosporine-ophthalmic?
- Is cyclosporine-ophthalmic safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about cyclosporine-ophthalmic?
What is the dosage for cyclosporine-ophthalmic?
One drop should be instilled in each eye twice daily. Patients may use Restasis with artificial tears or over-the-counter eye lubricants, allowing a 15 minute interval between products.
Restasis should not be used while wearing contact lenses. Patients with chronic dry eye are generally advised not to wear contact lenses. If contact lenses are worn, they should be removed before applying Restasis. Lenses may be inserted 15 minutes after applying Restasis.
The safety and effectiveness of Restasis has not been established in children below the age of 16.
Which drugs or supplements interact with cyclosporine-ophthalmic?
The effectiveness of Restasis may be affected if administered with other eye drops. Patients using other eye drops should consult with their eye doctor for advice. Patients may use Restasis with artificial tears or over-the-counter eye lubricants, allowing a 15 minute interval between products.
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