Shopping Cart No items
Call toll-free : 1-877-385-8998
Restasis is most commonly used to treat dry eyes. Restasis's active medical ingredient is Cyclosporine and helps increase the amount of years you body makes.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Apply to effected eye(s) twice a day. Take care to prevent contamination by washing your hands before using the eye drops. Never let the dropper touch your eye or any surface.
If you wear contact lenses allow at least 15 minutes after having administered the eye drops before you put your contacts back in. Other medications can be used with Restasis. Allow 15 minutes between medications to ensure all of the eye solution is absorbed.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Restasis. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to recent eye infections. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation 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 can be: eye burning, redness, tearing, discharge, pain, itching, stinging, visual blurring, or feeling as if something is in the eye.
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 that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Restasis?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis and how you respond to the treatment over time.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: You should feel relief within minutes of applying the eye drops.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
Call our CareTeam 7 days a week
Weekdays: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM PSTWeekends: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM PST