Restasis Side Effects


Restasis (cyclosporine) is an immunosuppressive agent. Cyclosporine may reduce inflammation in the eye(s).

Restasis is used to treat chronic dry eye that may be caused by inflammation.

Use Restasis eye drops exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using the eye drops.

To apply the eye drops:

  • Gently turn the bottle upside down a few times to obtain a uniformly white mixture in the bottle. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Repeat the process in the other eye if directed.
  • Use Restasis twice a day, approximately every 12 hours, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
  • Use each bottle for one dose only (one or both eyes). Throw away any remaining medication.
  • Artificial tears may be used during treatment with Restasis. Allow a 15 minute interval between application of the two products.

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye(s).

Do not use Restasis while wearing contact lenses. Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes following administration of Restasis, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.

Do not use Restasis while wearing contact lenses. Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes following administration, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Artificial tears may be used during treatment with this medicine. Allow a 15 minute interval between application of the two products. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Restasis unless otherwise directed by your doctor.


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