Restasis 0.05% Ophthalmic Emulsion 0.4ml

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About Restasis 0.05% Ophthalmic Emulsion 0.4ml

Restasis 0.05 Eye Emulsion is a medication used to treat dryness in the eyes.

It reduces eye irritation to promote tear production. This lubricates and soothes the eyes.

The active salt used in this medication is Ciclosporin, also known as Cyclosporine. The active salt hence used helps in reducing discomfort.

Restasis uses

As mentioned, Restasis 0.05 Eye Emulsion helps treat eye discomfort.

Your eyes naturally produce enough tears for your eyes to move freely and efficiently while also washing away dust and other debris. 

They may become uncomfortable, dry, and red if they do not produce enough tears.

Wind, sun, excessive screen time, and some medications can all lead to dry eyes. 

Restasis Ophthalmic Emulsion (0.4ml each) helps soothe discomfort and moisten your eyes.

They will also aid in preventing infection and harm to your eyes.

This medication is safe to use. You should take out your soft contact lenses if you wear them before using the drops.

How does Restasis work?

An immunosuppressant called Restasis Ophthalmic Emulsion (0.4ml) helps those with persistent dry eye conditions by producing more tears. 

It reduces inflammation (swelling) in the eye so that tears can be produced. 

This maintains eye lubrication and lessens strain and discomfort.

Dosage

This medicine is only for external use. As directed by your doctor, take it for the prescribed time. 

Do read the label for instructions before using this medication.

How to use Restasis

If the seal is broken before using Restasis Ophthalmic Emulsion (0.4ml each), do not use it.

If you wear contact lenses, take them out and wait at least 15 minutes before wearing them again.

Before usage, wash your hands, and give the bottle a good shake. 

For two to three minutes, close your eyes without blinking or squeezing.

It is essential to keep the dropper clean and avoid contacting your eyes.

Use the precise number of drops advised.

Use a tissue to remove any extra liquid from your face.

Before you see a change in your dry eyes, it may take a few weeks. Continue using it as directed.

Missed dose and Overdose

If you miss a dose, use Restasis Ophthalmic Emulsion (0.4ml each) as soon as you remember. 

If your next dose is approaching, skip the missed doseand resume your regular regimen. 

Side effects

Most adverse effects are temporary and go away as your body becomes used to the medication. 

If they persist or you're concerned about them, speak with your doctor.

The side effects are as follows:

  • Blurring of the vision
  • Burning feeling in the eye

You can read 5 eye care tips to learn ways to keep your eyes healthy.

Interactions

Cyclosporin might interact with some drugs, diseases and food items. Thus, it's recommended that you talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.

Drugs Interactions

Some drugs that interact with Restasis 0.05 Eye Emulsion are as follows:

  • Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, Gentamicin, and Tobramycin
  • Nonsteroidal medications like Ibuprofen, Sulindac, and Naproxen
  • Antifungals like Itraconazole, Ketoconazole
  • Acid reflux drugs

Disease Interaction

Cyclosporin might interact with some diseases like:

Food Interaction

Grapefruit and Grapefruit juice might interact with Cyclosporin.

Precaution

Please inform your doctor or pharmacist about allergies before taking this medication, including any to it or other substances. 

Inactive chemicals in this product have the potential to trigger allergic reactions or other issues. To learn more, speak with your pharmacist.

Inform your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history before using this medication, especially if you have recently had an eye infection.

This medication may momentarily blur your eyesight after you use it. Driving, operating machinery, or engaging in any other activity requiring sharp vision should be avoided until you are sure you can do so safely.

This drug should only be taken during pregnancy if necessary. Do not use it without consulting your doctor.

Storage

Store this medicine in a cool and dry space below 30 degrees Celsius.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the side effects of taking Restasis?

Most adverse effects are temporary and go away as your body becomes used to the medication. 

The side effects are as follows:

  • Vision blurring is a common side effect of Restasis
  • Burning feeling in the eye

What is Restasis 0.05% used for?

As mentioned, Restasis 0.05 Eye Emulsion helps treat eye discomfort.

Your eyes naturally produce enough tears for your eyes to move freely and efficiently while also washing away dust and other debris. 

They may become uncomfortable, dry, and red if they do not produce enough tears.

Wind, sun, excessive screen time, and some medications can all lead to dry eyes. 

How do you use Restasis emulsion?

If you wear contact lenses, take them out and wait at least 15 minutes before replacing them. 

Before usage, wash your hands, and give the bottle a good shake. 

For two to three minutes, close your eyes without blinking or squeezing.

It is essential to keep the dropper clean and avoid contacting your eyes.

For two to three minutes, close your eyes without blinking or squeezing.

Use the precise number of drops advised.

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