Buy Restasis for patients experiencing dry eyes. This product has the generic name of cyclosporin ophthalmic, and it provides patients with relief from dry eye or itchiness caused by inflammation. This Opthalmic emulsion can also be used to treat other ailments.
What makes a good candidate?
This medication is best used by patients that need some added moisture to their eyes.
Areas Treated with Restasis
This solution targets the eyes.
How does Restasis work?
Restasis is a sterile ophthalmic solution which contains cyclosporine, a known immunosuppressant. This component has proven to be able to increase tear production, which in turn significantly reduces the inflammation in the eye/s. This is Restasis is mainly used as a prescription medicine aimed at treating symptoms of dry eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca, and can be used alone or alongside other medications. It belongs to the calcineurin inhibitors class of drugs, and also contains inactive glycerin, polysorbate 80, castor oil, carbomer copolymer type A, purified water, and sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment.
Patients need to ensure that their hands are clean or sanitized before applying this medication properly. The tip of the tube should not touch the eye, or any other surface of the body. The patient should tilt their head back, look up, and then pull down the lower eyelid of the affected eye/s. One drop of the solution should be placed on each affected eye, and then the patient must close their eyes for 2 to 3 minutes. The eye should not be rubbed. The patient should not use medication with contact lenses on, and the lenses should be put back in after 15 minutes have passed after application.
How long does Restasis last?
The medication should be repeated as often and for as long as the doctor recommends. It is also recommended to use one drop on the affected eye/s twice a day, 12 hours apart.
Any patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in Restasis, or any of its components. If a missed dose were to happen, the patient should not double-dose to make up for it.
Other Side Effects
Less serious possible side effects of Restasis are:
- Mild burning
- Mild redness
- Blurred vision
- The feeling of something in the eye
Serious side effects of this medicine include:
- Eye pain
- Eye swelling
- Severe discomfort
For a complete list of possible side-effects please consult the included package insert.
Patients should not use any contact lenses that have not been approved by the doctor. No other eye medication should be used unless cleared by the doctor either. Patient should also avoid driving or any activity that requires being able to see clearly when making use of this medication.
Cost of Restasis
Restasis on average costs $321 for 30 vials of 0.4ml.
Both effective and efficient, Restasis is a highly recommended product when it comes to treating symptoms of dry eye. It acts quickly, and only needs 2 drops a day most of the time, making it ideal for people who have a lot to do during most of the day.
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