Brand name: Restasis
Generic name: Cyclosporine Opthalmic, Cyclomune Eye Drops
Used for: Chronic Dry Eyes
Availability: Brand Allergan Restasis 0.05 %; generic Cyclosporine eye drops 0.005 %/3 ml
How Cyclosporine Works
An immunosuppressive agent, Restasis (generic name: cyclosporine) is used to treat individuals who experience chronic dry eyes, and to reduce inflammation in the eyes. It is imperative that you do not allow the Restasis dropper to come into contact with any surface including your eyes or hands, as this can result in it becoming unsterile and potentially cause an infection in your eye(s). Restasis is not to be used while wearing contact lenses, but you may reinsert them 15 minutes after administration of the medication, unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise.
Generic Cyclosporine vs Brand Restasis
The brand and the generic restasis is chemically and therapeutically the same. The only difference is that the generic is manufactured by a different manufacturer. We currently have the brand restasis from India, it is manufactured by Allergan and the generic comes from India as well. The generic may come under the alternative name cyclomune eye drops. It may come from other countries around the world.
Cyclosporine Possible side effects
Use Restasis exactly as directed by your doctor. If you are concerned that any medication is affecting you negatively, contact a medical professional. If any signs of an allergic reaction (e.g., hives, labored breathing, swollen face/lips/tongue/throat) are exhibited, seek immediate emergency medical attention. Restasis is not commonly known to have any serious side effects but it is imperative to seek medical attention if any of the following side effects are experienced:
• Changes in vision
• Discharge from eyes
• Extreme tear production
• Eye pain/swelling/redness
Other, less serious side effects that may not require medical attention (but that should still be monitored) include blurred vision, burning/stinging/itching sensation in eye, and feeling of having a foreign object in eye.
As with any medication, if you do not understand the dosage instructions explained to you by your doctor for Restasis, consult with a medical professional, such as a pharmacist, nurse or doctor to have such information clarified. Please follow these steps to use Restasis effectively.
1. Wash your hands thoroughly.
2. Gently turning the bottle upside down, look for a consistently white mixture in the bottle to appear.
3. Tilting your head back slightly, pull down on your lower eyelid.
4. Positioning the dropper above your eye, and looking up and away from the dropper, squeeze out one drop and close your eye.
5. Repeat the process in other eye if directed.
Restasis is to be used twice a day, with approximate twelve hour intervals between treatments. Restasis come in one dosage bottles - discard any remaining medication after treatment. If you are using artificial tears in conjunction with Restasis, allow for 15 minutes between using each product. Restasis must be stored, securely capped, away from moisture and heat and at room temperature.
BlueSkyDrugs.com supplies only genuine Restasis from Europe and Canada shipped using European or Canadian packaging. This Restasis is manufactured by Allergan, the worldwide manufacturer of Restasis. This offer is neither endorsed nor authorized by Allergan (the United States and Canadian distributor of Restasis). BlueSkyDrugs.com has no affiliation whatsoever with Allergan.The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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