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RESTASIS 0.5 MG EYE DROP

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Composition for RESTASIS

Cyclosporin(0.5 mg)

food interaction for RESTASIS

alcohol interaction for RESTASIS

pregnancy interaction for RESTASIS

lactation interaction for RESTASIS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Restasis 0.5 mg eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for RESTASIS

Cyclosporin(0.5 mg)

Uses

Restasis 0.5 mg eye drop is used in atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema) and organ transplantation.

How it works

Restasis 0.5 mg eye drope belongs to a class of drugs called immunosuppressive agents. It lowers the body’s immune response thereby preventing the attack on the transplanted tissue or the body’s own cells.

Common side effects

Decreased urination, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Persistent cough, Acne, Bruise, Bleeding, Blood in urine, Chills, Dark colored urine, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Gingival hypertrophy, Swelling of gums, Headache, Liver toxicity, Increased potassium level in blood, Increased blood pressure, Increased hair growth, Loss of appetite, Sticky stools, Stomach upset, Facial swelling, Tremor, Vision disorder, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye

Common Dosage for RESTASIS 0.5 MG EYE DROP

Patients taking RESTASIS 0.5 MG EYE DROP

  • 60%
    Twice A Day
  • 19%
    Thrice A Day
  • 13%
    Once A Day
  • 6%
    Four Times A Day
  • 2%
    Alternate Day

SUBSTITUTES for RESTASIS

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Expert advice for RESTASIS

• Take precaution while using Cyclosporine as it affects your ability to fight against infection.
• Seek immediate medical attention if you have any signs of active infection like fever, sore throat, in case you have gout or if you are taking any medications for the same or if you need any vaccination.
• Your blood parameters will be monitored regularly for the Cyclosporine content in the blood especially post-transplantation or if you have any liver, kidney diseases or high blood pressure (hypertension).
• Inform your doctor if you have history of fits (epilepsy) or any alcohol-related problems.
• Avoid direct exposure to sunlight or UV light while on treatment with Cyclosporine, as immune system suppression increases the risk of developing skin and lymphoid system cancers. 
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to Cyclosporine or any of its ingredients should avoid it.
• Cyclosorine should not be administered to patients receiving radiation therapy, including psoralen ultraviolet A (PUVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) therapy, for psoriasis.

Frequently asked questions for RESTASIS

Cyclosporin

Q.Is Cyclosporine cytotoxic?
No, Cyclosporine is not cytotoxi

Q.Is Cyclosporine a steroid/ sulfa drug?
No, Cyclosporine is not a steroid or sulfa drug, but a cyclic peptide isolated from fungal source

Q.Does Cyclosporine affect fertility & birth control?
No, Cyclosporine is not known to impair fertility and has no known effects on birth contro

Q.Does Cyclosporine cause weight gain, constipation or hair loss?
No, Cyclosporine has no known effects on weight gain, constipation or hair loss.

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Content on this page was last updated on 14 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)