Restasis (Cyclosporine) from Maple Leaf Medications.
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What is Restasis (Cyclosporine)?
Restasis (generic name: Cyclosporine) is a brand-name ophthalmic emulsion classified as a calcineurin inhibitor that works as a topical immunomodulator and ophthalmic anti-inflammatory. The exact mechanism of action is unknown.
Restasis eye drops or cyclosporine eye drops is prescribed for chronic dry eye. Restasis medication increases the production of tears among people with ocular inflammation due to keratoconjunctivitis sicca.
Your physician may prescribe Restasis dry eye medication for other conditions apart from those listed in the Restasis indication. Only use as prescribed by your physician.
How to Use Restasis (Cyclosporine)
Before using these eye drops, read the patient information leaflet. This is administered twice daily, every twelve hours or depending on the recommendation of the doctor.
Keep using this ophthalmic medication for as long as prescribed. Most people start to notice an improvement in their tear production after three months of regular use, whereas significant improvement occurs after six months.
Step-by-Step Guide on Restasis Use:
- Always wash your hands prior to the administration of eye drops.
- Assume a comfortable position.
- Lean your head back slightly and look up.
- Gently pull down your lower eyelid.
- Position the dropper above your eye. Be careful not to poke your eyeball.
- Administer a single drop on the pouch of the lower eyelid.
- Slowly look down and close your eyes. Do not squint.
- Press the inner corner of the eye for one to two mins. to prevent the drops from draining.
Side Effects of Restasis (Cyclosporine)
Here are the common Restasis eye drops side effects:
- Temporary eye redness
- Mild eye itching
- Mild stinging or burning in the eye
- Blurred vision
- Feeling that there is something in the eye
Prolonged use of this ophthalmic medication has been proven to be safe. Therefore, the potential Restasis long-term side effects are the same as the potential side effects if used for a short period.
There are no reported systemic Restasis side effects. Only if administered systemically cyclosporine can cause immunosuppression, high blood pressure, or neurological effects, such as insomnia. It can also affect the kidneys.
Serious Side Effects
Although rare, using this eye drops may have some severe adverse reactions, such as:
- Eye pain
- Eye swelling
- Severe eye discomfort
- Abnormal eye discharge
- Vision changes
Call your doctor if any of these occur.
These eye drops should not be prescribed for those with an allergy to cyclosporine or any of the ingredients that the product contains. Call for emergency help right away if allergic reactions occur. Here are the signs:
- A burning feeling in the eye
- Severe itching
- Swollen eye
- Bloodshot eye
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble breathing
Restasis (Cyclosporine) Precaution
This ophthalmic emulsion should not be given to those with a recent or current eye infection. In addition, the tip of the dropper must never touch the eye as it can cause infection or worsen any current infection.
Do not use Restasis longer than prescribed by your physician. If you are done with the administration, you should dispose of the used vial, including any leftover medication.
Store these prescription eye drops at room temperature. There is no need to refrigerate this product. If the medication changes color or consistency, then dispose of it right away.
The use of these eye drops during pregnancy is not known to affect the fetus. However, only use this drug during pregnancy if strongly needed.
While cyclosporine is known to pass into breast milk, there is no information on how topical administration can affect lactation. Talk to your physician regarding the risks.
Buy Restasis (Cyclosporine) Online
You may purchase Restasis from various physical drugstores and online pharmacies. A prescription is required when you purchase this medication.
Many people choose to buy from online pharmacies because of the convenience and affordability they offer. Online Canadian pharmacies can be the cheapest place to buy Restasis.
While the cost of Restasis can be significantly lower when purchased in an online Canadian drugstore like Maple Leaf Meds, the quality of the medication is always guaranteed. All medications sold in legitimate online pharmacies are being monitored by the government.
You may check the Restasis eye drops price from this page. Note that the Restasis cost reflected on this website may change without preceding notice. If you have more queries regarding the Restasis price, feel free to contact us.
Restasis Form and Strength
This eye drops is available in the following forms and strengths:
- Restasis Eye Drops (vials)
- Cyclosporine Eye Drops (bottle)
Is there a cheaper alternative to Restasis?
The generic alternative of these eye drops can be a cheaper alternative. However, you should not switch to other medications without consulting your physician.
Is there a generic to Restasis?
Cyclosporine Eye Drops are the generic form of Restasis. You may check the price of these generic eye drops from this page.
Is Restasis a steroid?
Restasis is not a steroid medication. This is a calcineurin inhibitor that decreases inflammation of the eye while improving tear production.
Is Cyclosporine the same as Restasis?
Yes, these products are the same. Restasis is a brand-name and cyclosporine is its generic alternative.
Is Cyclosporine a steroid?
Ophthalmic Cyclosporine is not a steroid. It is an immunomodulator that is safe for long-term use.
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