Restasis (generic name: Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) is a drug for the treatment of chronic dry eye disease, and comes as eye drops. Chronic dry eye is often caused by inflammation in the eye. Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive agent and works by increasing the eye’s natural ability to produce tears, which is commonly reduced in patients with chronic dry eye. Restasis does not work in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs. It is common for many people to experience dry eyes at times, but chronic dry eye is when a patient experiences the symptoms for longer periods. Symptoms usually include dryness in the eyes (i.e. no natural tear duct liquid), itchy eyes, soreness in the eyes and stinging eyes. Increasing the tears in the eyes using Restasis helps to soothe the symptoms and helps patients feel more comfortable. A common cause of chronic dry eye disease is ageing, as well as the menopause in women due to a change in hormones. Also patients with dehydration disorders may commonly experience prolonged dry eye symptoms.
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Restasis Side Effects:
As with any drug, there may be side effects from using Restasis however no serious side effects have been reported. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Restasis a side effect may be an allergic reaction. Some people may experience mild irritation in the eyes. If you experience any side effects you must seek medical attention immediately for safety.
You should follow the instructions of the doctor who prescribed Restasis to you. Directions and dosage information can also be found on the pack or leaflet inside the pack. Restasis eye drops come in single-use vials. You simply twist off the plastic top, tilt your head back and drop the eye drops into your eyes. Afterwards, close your eyes and move the eyeballs around (as if you are looking around) to spread the eye drops around. Restasis should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight and heat.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Restasis, you should avoid using it and inform your doctor. You must consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions including conjunctivitis, eye infections or any other eye conditions. You must consult your doctor if you are taking any other medications as they may interact with Restasis, including any other eye products. It is important that you inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding. Restasis is not thought to affect to unborn and new born babies, however you should still check with your doctor. Restasis should not be used while you are wearing contact lenses.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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