Cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion/solution

  Drug Class: Immunosuppresants                                                                                                                                                                                  Brand Names: Cequa (solution), Restasis (emulsion)


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

Potential Side Effects

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

Special Instructions 

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

Remove contact lenses before applying drops; contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes after drops are administered. May be used with lubricant eye drops; allow 15-minute interval between products.

Be Aware

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.

                                                                             LAST UPDATED: 08/20/2018

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