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What is Restasis used for?

Restasis is a prescription eye drop that increases the eye's natural ability to produce tears. It is used to treat a type of chronic eye condition caused by ocular inflammation. 

How does Restasis work?

When you have ocular inflammation, this could cause the inability to produce natural tear fluid. The Restasis eye drops contain the active ingredient cyclosporine, an immunosuppressant drug. Cyclosporine increases tear production to treat chronic dry eyes. According to one study, using Restasis consistently for 6 months can help increase natural tear production. [1]

Before taking your prescribed Restasis eye drops, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. For dry eyes, a typical dose is one drop in each eye twice a day. Take care to prevent contamination by washing your hands before using the eye drops. Be careful not to touch the bottle tip to your eye or other surfaces to avoid potential for eye injury and contamination.

Restasis should not be administered while wearing contacts. If you wear contact lenses, they should be removed before applying Restasis. Allow at least 15 minutes after having administered the eye drops before you put your contacts back in.

In general, Restasis doesn't really appear to have many drug interactions, but the effectiveness of Restasis (Cyclosporine) may be affected if administered with other eye drops. Patients using other eye drops should consult with their eye doctor for advice. Patients may use Restasis with artificial tears or over-the-counter eye lubricants, allowing a 15 minute interval between products to ensure that all of the eye solution is absorbed.

Restasis (Cyclosporine) does not produce its effect immediately. An increase in tear production may not be noticed until 3 to 6 months after starting treatment.


Restasis (Cyclosporine) may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult your doctor about all known allergies, prescription, non-prescription, illegal, recreational, herbal, nutritional, or dietary drugs you're taking. Also, speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to recent eye infections to avoid interactions with Restasis.

Your vision may become briefly impaired after administering the eye drops. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you are confident it is safe to do so.

Side Effects

The most common side effect of Restasis is a temporary burning sensation in the eye. 

Other side effects include eye redness, watery eyes, discharge, eye pain, itching, stinging, blurred vision, or foreign body sensation. [2]

If any side effects become unmanageable, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing these mentioned side effects. For any serious side effects, speak with your doctor immediately for further treatment options.


What is Restasis?

Restasis is a medication used to treat eye symptoms related to Sjogren’s syndrome, a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the glands that produce tears and saliva do not function correctly. This medication works to reduce the swelling in the tear glands. This medication comes in one dose, which is 0.05%. And it also has a generic alternative as well, called Cyclosporine Ophthalmic. You can buy Restasis from us online as long as you have a valid prescription. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-877-385-8998

How much does Restasis cost?

You may find Restasis at an affordable price with us at My Drug Center. Our starting price is an order of 3ml for a price of $17.

How long does it take for Restasis to work?

As with each drug, the results vary from one person to the next. However, it may take up to 6 months before you begin to see the full benefit of this medication.

When will Restasis be generic?

While a generic may not be readily available until the year 2024 in the United States, a generic for Restasis is already accessible within other countries and can be purchased through our site as long as you have a valid prescription.

What are the side effects of Restasis?

Some of the most common side effects of Restasis are as follows; eye burning, redness, and tearing. Discharge, pain, itching, stinging, visual burning, or the feeling something is in the eye. These are not all of the side effects listed for this medication. If you have any questions or concerns, it is then perhaps best to speak with your doctor on the matter.

How long has Restasis been on the market?

Restasis was launched by Allergan in April 2003. [3] It had the advantage of being the first approved prescription-based drug for chronic dry eye disease.

How to store Restasis?

This medication should be kept at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Always keep it in a tightly closed container, and keep it away from pets and children. And be sure to throw away any vial that is passed its expiration date.

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