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Cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion

 

Drug Class:

Immunosuppresants

Brand Names

Restasis


Dosages

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One drop in each eye twice per day, approximately 12 hours apart.


Potential Side Effects

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Blurred vision; burning, pain, itchy or stinging feelings in eye; eye discharge; feeling like something is in your eye.


Special Instructions

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  • Single-use vials must be used immediately upon opening and then discarded.

Be Aware

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  • Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant. Do not use if you have an eye infection. Do not wear contact lenses while using this medication. Cyclosporine may make you more likely to get infections and certain cancers.

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