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Restasis Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
- What are the possible side effects of cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
- How should I use cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Restasis)?
- What happens if I overdose (Restasis)?
- What should I avoid while using cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
- What other drugs will affect cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Restasis)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose (Restasis)?
An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center. If the drops have been ingested, call an emergency center for advice.
What should I avoid while using cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
Do not use cyclosporine ophthalmic while wearing contact lenses. Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes following administration of cyclosporine ophthalmic, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Artificial tears may be used during treatment with cyclosporine ophthalmic. Allow a 15 minute interval between application of the two products. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with cyclosporine ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What other drugs will affect cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with cyclosporine ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Artificial tears may be used during treatment with cyclosporine ophthalmic. Allow a 15 minute interval between application of the two products.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with cyclosporine ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about cyclosporine ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Restasis Overview including Precautions
- Restasis FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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