Generic Name(s): cyclosporine ophthalmic
Drug Class: CNI Immunosuppressants
Treats: Eye Inflammation
Restasis is used to treat dry eyes from eye inflammation. Restasis works by increasing tear production. The drug is part of the immunosuppressants drug class.
Restasis is an immunosuppressive agent used to reduce inflammation in the eyes. Resatasis works by increasing tear production in patients who have chronic dry eyes.
Users are usually advised to apply Restasis twice a day, about 12 hours apart; or as prescribed by your doctor.
When using eye drops, clean your hands to avoid contamination and then mix the eye drops well by tilting the bottle upside down several times. Open the vial right before you are about to use it. Look up and away from the dropper. Position the dropper above your eye, apply a drop and close your eye for a minute. Avoid blinking and rubbing the eye. Use each bottle for one dose only. Discard the remaining medication. Remove contact lenses if you have them before using Restasis. If you are also using other drops for dry eyes, wait for an interval of fifteen minutes to use the different products.
If you have a problem with these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep the bottle properly capped.